News + Publications

February 20, 2020

To be long-lived or short-lived?

Whitehead team offers sweeping view of messenger RNA stability and degradation across thousands of genes

February 4, 2020

Whitehead Institute Member David Sabatini Receives the 2020 Sjöberg Prize from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences

The award recognizes Sabatini’s pathbreaking work on mTOR and cancer metabolism

A Toxoplasma cyst isolated from a mouse brain. The cyst wall is stained green and the parasites are stained magenta.

January 16, 2020

Putting a finger on the switch of chronic parasite infection

Researchers at Whitehead Institute have discovered the master regulator necessary for the pervasive parasite Toxoplasma gondii to chronically infect its host. This finding provides important insights into the parasite’s biology and allows scientists in the laboratory to control if and when the parasite can differentiate into its chronic stage, which may inform research into prevention and treatment of infection.

Embryonic testis with PGCs in red

November 21, 2019

Committed to reproduction

Whitehead Institute researchers have rewritten the timeline for when and how embryonic cells commit to becoming sex cells, the cells that produce eggs and sperm, and gained insights into the development of testicular cancer.

December 13, 2019

Sive Named Dean at Northeastern University

Whitehead Institute Member Hazel Sive, a globally respected developmental biologist and educator, will become Dean of the College of Science at Northeastern University, beginning in June 2020.

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