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Toxoplasma gondii parasites

September 18, 2018

Parasite’s riff on essential enzyme highlights unique biology

In the apicomplexan parasite Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondiiWhitehead Member Sebastian Lourido studies has identified key components of the ATP synthase, which differs from that of humans. These differences underscore the unique biology of T. gondii and highlight the dissimilarities between them and their human hosts.    

Postdoc Jarrett Smith

September 12, 2018

Jarrett Smith receives Hanna Gray Fellowship from HHMI

Whitehead Institute postdoc receives Hannah Gray Fellowship from Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Illustration of the Y chromosome

August 2, 2018

The Y Chromosome: Holding steadfast in a sea of change

The lab of Whitehead Member David Page has examined a series of regions on the Y chromosome called amplicons.

Illustration of woman shooting at a cancer monster

July 11, 2018

Sharpening the edges of cancer chemotherapy

Whitehead team deploys CRISPR tools to better understand and uncover ways of improving methotrexate, a popular chemotherapy drug.

Carol Tobin and Arthur Brill

July 3, 2018

In Memoriam: Arthur Brill

Whitehead Institute would not be what it is today had it not been for Arthur Brill’s early and long-term involvement with the Institute.

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