Fletcher A. White

Fletcher A. White, MS, PhD

Vergil K. Stoelting Professor of Anesthesia



Professional: I am a medically-trained neuroscientist involved in both pre-clinical and clinical research studies for nearly  30  years.  My experience  in medical/graduate education  and university  leadership positions  at two nationally recognized medical schools (Loyola University, Chicago and Indiana University) provides me with a multitude of resources for conducting basic and translational research.

Hobbies: Hiking, travel, reading, ACDs, social issues.

Key Publications

No pain, no gain? The effects of pain-promoting neuropeptides and neurotrophins on fracture healing.

Sun S, Diggins NH, Gunderson ZJ, Fehrenbacher JC, White FA, Kacena MA. Bone. 2020 Feb;131:115109. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2019.115109. Epub 2019 Nov 9. Review. PMID:31715336

Towards precision medicine for pain: diagnostic biomarkers and repurposed drugs.

Niculescu AB, Le-Niculescu H, Levey DF, Roseberry K, Soe KC, Rogers J, Khan F, Jones T, Judd S, McCormick MA, Wessel AR, Williams A, Kurian SM, White FA. Mol Psychiatry. 2019 Apr;24(4):501-522. doi: 10.1038/s41380-018-0345-5. Epub 2019 Feb 12. PMID:30755720

Small-molecule CaVα1⋅CaVβ antagonist suppresses neuronal voltage-gated calcium-channel trafficking.

Chen X, Liu D, Zhou D, Si Y, Xu D, Stamatkin CW, Ghozayel MK, Ripsch MS, Obukhov AG, White FA, Meroueh SO. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 Nov 6;115(45):E10566-E10575. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1813157115. Epub 2018 Oct 24. PMID:30355767

Decoy peptide targeted to Toll-IL-1R domain inhibits LPS and TLR4-active metabolite morphine-3 glucuronide sensitization of sensory neurons.

Allette YM, Kim Y, Randolph AL, Smith JA, Ripsch MS, White FA. Sci Rep. 2017 Jun 16;7(1):3741. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-03447-9. PMID:28623271



(317) 274-5164 

NB 514D, Neuroscience Research Bldg.
Indianapolis, IN


Titles & Appointments

  • Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Professor of Ophthalmology
  • Research Career Scientist, Roudebusch Veterans Administration Medical Center