Whitehead Institute Director Ruth Lehmann is informed and supported by strong leadership from the Institute’s Board of Directors, its Faculty, Fellows, Board of Advisory Scientists, and a team of administrators.


Board of Directors

Chaired by Sarah Williamson, the Institute’s Board of Directors plays a vital governance role. The Board’s 15 active members participate on a variety of working committees throughout the year and meet quarterly as a full body.


Board of Advisory Scientists

A world-class group of scientists provides valuable third-party perspective on Whitehead’s current and future research programs.



A team of professionals ensures that the Institute’s resources and operations are optimized to support Whitehead’s core scientific mission.

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