News + Publications

July 29, 2020

This molecule helps sweet-toothed protein complex sense sugar

A new study identifies a key step involved in the breakdown of glucose that allows the mTORC1 complex to sense sugar in its environment, leading to a metabolic response in the cell

July 21, 2020

Leading in times of change & challenge

A Q&A with Whitehead Institute’s new director & board chair


July 22, 2020

Proteins — and labs — coming together to prevent Rett syndrome

New discoveries about the disruption of condensates in the neurodevelopmental disorder Rett syndrome provide insights into how cells compartmentalize chromosomes as well as new potential paths for therapies.

July 13, 2020

Ankur Jain and Pulin Li Appointed to Prestigious Chairs

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) provost Martin A. Schmidt has announced that two Whitehead Institute Members -- Ankur Jain and Pulin Li -- have been appointed to MIT career development professorships.

July 5, 2020

Parasite research heats up

Whitehead Institute researchers have used thermal profiling to match a potential antiparasitic drug to its target in Toxoplasma gondii, providing insight into the parasite’s calcium signaling pathways that could help in the development of therapeutics to treat infection.

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