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Whitehead Member Pulin Li

AudioHelicase Podcast: Pulin Li on Creating Multicellular Patterns in a Petri Dish

February 11, 2020

Whitehead Institute Member Pulin Li talks about how her lab engineers cells in Petri dishes to communicate with each other and form patterns, recreating processes seen in embryodevelopment—and how this work could eventually inform efforts to grow tissues in the lab.

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

February 4, 2020

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

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Gerald Fink is Awarded the Genetic Society of America’s Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal

January 29, 2020

In honoring him with the Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal, GSA is recognizing Fink’s discovery of principles central to genome organization and regulation in eukaryotic cells.

Video: Winter 2020 Research Highlights from Whitehead Institute

January 28, 2020

In this video, learn about new findings by researchers in the Young, Sabatini, Page, Weng, Jaenisch, and Bartel labs.

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

Putting a finger on the switch of chronic parasite infection

January 16, 2020

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.

Group photo of Brit d’Arbeloff and David Page (both seated) with Page lab postdoctoral fellow Adrianna San Roman (left) and Sahin Naqvi (rear), then a Page lab graduate student and now a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University.

Whitehead Institute Receives $10 Million Gift to Study Sex Chromosomes’ Impact on Women's Health and Disease

January 9, 2020

The gift establishes the Brit Jepson d’Arbeloff Center on Women's Health within the Institute’s Sex Differences in Health and Disease Initiative

Whitehead Member Hazel Sive

MIT and Sierra Leone professors collaborate on education strategy

January 3, 2020

Whitehead Member and MIT Professor Hazel Sive launched MIT-Africa’s short course program

Sive Named Dean at Northeastern University

December 13, 2019

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.

Collage of various pets of people at Whitehead Institute

Beyond the Lab Bench: A Look at the Traditions That Make Whitehead Institute Unique

December 10, 2019

The Pets of Whitehead Institute: how pets can keep people working in science tied to the larger world

Two halves of a puzzle being fitted together

The surprising individuality of microRNAs

December 5, 2019

Whitehead Institute researchers advance the predictive model for the influence of microRNAs on gene expression in a cell. Their findings illustrate that high-, medium-, and low-affinity microRNA target sites unexpectedly vary between different microRNAs, and that in some cases they include imperfectly matched sequences.

microglia

Whitehead Institute team develops new method to study human brain cells

November 26, 2019

Approach could accelerate studies of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and other brain disorders

Images of plants, one with extra salicylic acid

Building a roadmap for salicylic acid

November 22, 2019

Whitehead Institute researchers identify missing enzymes in the biosynthetic pathway for salicylic acid, solving a decades-old puzzle

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