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Tag: Awards + Announcements

Whitehead Institute Adds Oncologist/Former Astronaut and Head of MIT’s Investment Management Company to its Board of Directors

October 8, 2020

The Whitehead Institute Board of Directors has elected two new, accomplished members for six-year terms: Robert L. Satcher, a surgeon and researcher who journeyed to the International Space Station on space shuttle Atlantis; and Seth Alexander, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Investment Management Company.

COVID-19 scientific leaders share expertise in new MIT class

September 8, 2020

A new MIT course on the Covid-19 pandemic, available to the public online, brings together top Covid-19 experts to educate students on up-to-date pandemic science.

A lab away from lab: Virtual summer program lets students do science at home

August 25, 2020

Whitehead Institute’s science program for middle schoolers, Expedition: Bio, took place online this year but still managed to give students lots of hands-on science experience.

Leading in times of change & challenge

July 21, 2020

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


Ankur Jain and Pulin Li Appointed to Prestigious Chairs

July 13, 2020

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.

Two Whitehead Institute Members Named to Endowed Professorships

June 26, 2020

Mary Gehring and Iain Cheeseman are recipients of named chairs 


Kristina Lopez stands smiling under blooming trees.

Graduate student Kristina Lopez receives Ford Foundation Fellowship

June 1, 2020

The award aims to encourage diversity in college and university faculties by supporting graduate students

SARAH KEOHANE WILLIAMSON IS NAMED CHAIR OF WHITEHEAD INSTITUTE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

May 20, 2020

Plus three new directors are announced: Susan Hockfield, Dennis Langer, and Churchill Franklin

How labs are weathering the lockdown

April 27, 2020

Labs are off-limits for most during the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s what Whitehead Institute scientists are doing to advance basic research, share their knowledge, and keep up morale in unprecedented times.

Jonathan Weissman stands smiling in a laboratory.

Pioneering Researcher Jonathan Weissman Joins Whitehead Institute

March 9, 2020

Globally respected cell biologist Jonathan Weissman has become the Institute’s newest Member and will be the inaugural Landon T. Clay Professor of Biology at Whitehead Institute.

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