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Tom Achoki speaks with MIT professor Andrew Lo and Whitehead Founding Member Harvey Lodish

A Cross-Disciplinary Course on Biotech’s “Valley of Death”

July 16, 2018

Whitehead Member Harvey Lodish and MIT Professor Andrew W. Lo have created and taught a new interdisciplinary course designed to draw students from multiple backgrounds, including business management and finance, bioengineering and life sciences, healthcare, and public policy.

Naama Kanarek, a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Whitehead Member David Sabatini

Video: How to boost the efficacy of the chemotherapy drug methotrexate

July 11, 2018

Naama Kanarek, a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Whitehead Member David Sabatini, explains how new genetic tools are allowing insights into the sensitivity of cancer cells to methotrexate.

Naama Kanarek, a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Whitehead Member David Sabatini

Video: Reducing the toxicity of the chemotherapy drug methotrexate

July 11, 2018

Naama Kanarek, a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Whitehead Member David Sabatini, discusses some of the challenges of methotrexate chemotherapy treatment and how research might help address these challenges.

Illustration of woman shooting at a cancer monster

Sharpening the edges of cancer chemotherapy

July 11, 2018

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

Carol Tobin and Arthur Brill

In Memoriam: Arthur Brill

July 3, 2018

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.

Images of condensates and model of a condensate

Transcriptional droplets provide evidence for new model of gene control

June 21, 2018

Whitehead Institute scientists have found evidence that the apparatus that transcribes DNA into RNA is concentrated into specialized droplets, or “condensates”, at genes that control cell identity. 

Astrocytes infected with Zika virus

Stem cell-derived Zika model suggests mechanisms underlying microcephaly

June 19, 2018

Infected microglia cells can ferry Zika virus to developing brain

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To open science, destigmatize critique

June 18, 2018

Whitehead Visiting Scholar Jessica Polka's guest blog discusses sharing interim research products and destigmatizing critique.


Illustration of a brain containing RNAs

Network of diverse noncoding RNAs acts in the brain

June 7, 2018

First known network consisting of three types of regulatory RNAs is identified

Whitehead Member Ankur Jain

Ankur Jain Joins Whitehead Institute

June 5, 2018

Jain will investigate the biology of RNA aggregation

Letty and Thomas Gochberg

In Memoriam: Thomas Gochberg

May 31, 2018

The Whitehead Institute community is saddened to hear about the passing of longtime supporter, Thomas "Tom" Gochberg.

Whitehead Fellow Kristin Knouse

For New Whitehead Fellow Kristin Knouse, Basic Science Offers the Power to Ask an Unlimited Number of Questions

May 30, 2018

Kristin Knouse joins Whitehead Institute this summer as its newest Whitehead Fellow. She is a firm believer in the ability of basic science and clinical medicine to inspire and advance one another—and firmly committed to pursuing practical solutions through bench research. But it took her awhile to get there.

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