M. Christina White

Head shot of professor Christina White

Professor Christina White talks about movies, sports, inspiration and C-H bonds in a Dec. 13, 2019, feature in Chemistry World.

White, William H. and Janet G. Lycan Professor of Chemistry, joined the Illinois faculty in 2005. Her group's research interests center around the development of highly selective C—H functionalization methods for streamlining the process of complex molecule synthesis. White received her BA with highest honors in biochemistry from Smith College in 1992 and her PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 1998. After a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, where she was a member of the faculty from 2002 until she came to Illinois.