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Richard Young

October 21, 2019

Whitehead Institute Member Richard Young Elected to National Academy of Medicine

Election to the NAM is considered one of the highest honors for U.S. medical practitioners, public health leaders, and biomedical researchers.  

Whitehead Institute Member Ankur Jain

October 15, 2019

Whitehead Institute Member Ankur Jain Receives Packard Foundation Fellowship

The Packard Foundation Fellowships are one of the most prestigious and well-funded non-governmental awards for early career scientists

Image of structure of the raptor - rag - ragulator protein comples

October 10, 2019

Whitehead Institute team resolves structure of master growth regulator

New paper in Science reveals how mTORC1 docks at lysosomal surface  

Illustration of moths around a light

September 25, 2019

Signaling factor seeking gene

Whitehead Institute researchers have discovered that particular signaling pathways, which transmit environmental cues and effect changes in gene expression, rely on phase-separated condensates to find, occupy, and activate the right genes in each cell type

Illustration of scientist cutting a cell in half with a pizza cutter

August 15, 2019

To divide or not to divide?

Whitehead Institute team reveals molecular program that controls cells’ capacity for division

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