Tag: Awards + Announcements

Whitehead Fellow Sebastian Lourido

Whitehead Fellow Sebastian Lourido speaks about proposed budget cuts

March 17, 2017

The budget proposed on March 15, 2017 would cut National Institutes of Health funding by an estimated 20 percent.

Sebastian Lourido appointed as a Member of Whitehead Institute and of the faculty of Massachusetts Institute of Technology

January 18, 2017

An emerging leader in investigations on deadly parasitic infections, Lourido’s appointment will further enhance one of the world’s most accomplished biomedical research institutes

Johnson & Johnson Endows Whitehead Institute Professorship in Memory of Susan Lindquist, Accomplished Researcher and Role Model for Women in Science

November 16, 2016

The Susan Lindquist Chair for Women in Science will advance the work of women who are leaders in biomedical research and role models for emerging female scientists. It honors a singular scientist who blazed a path—for women and men alike—into new realms of discovery.

Former Mass. Governor Deval Patrick, life sciences executive Amy Schulman join Whitehead Institute Board of Directors

September 15, 2016

Whitehead Institute announced today that Deval Patrick, a Bain Capital managing director and former Massachusetts governor, and Amy Schulman, a distinguished life sciences executive, have been elected to its Board of Directors.

Whitehead Member Susan Lindquist

Whitehead’s Susan Lindquist to receive prestigious Albany Prize in Medicine

August 3, 2016

Whitehead Institute Member Susan Lindquist has been named one of three recipients of the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research for 2016.

Whitehead Member Jing-Ke Weng

Whitehead’s Jing-Ke Weng receives 2016 Beckman Young Investigator Award

July 18, 2016

Whitehead Member Jing-Ke Weng is one of eight early-career scientists nationwide to be named a 2016 Beckman Young Investigator.

Whitehead Institute Members Hidde Ploegh and David Sabatini

Whitehead Members Hidde Ploegh and David Sabatini Elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 3, 2016

The National Academy of Sciences announced today that Whitehead Institute’s Hidde Ploegh and David Sabatini are among 84 new Academy members elected in recognition of distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Whitehead Founding Member Robert Weinberg

Salk Institute honors Whitehead’s Weinberg for research excellence

April 14, 2016

Whitehead Founding Member Robert Weinberg is one of two scientists to receive the prestigious Salk Institute Medal for Research Excellence, an honor that Salk has bestowed only twice before in its 55-year history.

Whitehead Institute Founding Member Rudolf Jaenisch

Whitehead’s Rudolf Jaenisch named a Fellow of the AACR Academy

April 5, 2016

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announced today that Whitehead Institute Founding Member Rudolf Jaenisch is one of 11 newly elected Fellows of the AACR Academy.

Whitehead Board of Directors member Michael Bonney

Pharma executive Michael W. Bonney joins Whitehead Institute Board of Directors

December 10, 2015

Whitehead Institute announced today that Michael W. Bonney, former Chief Executive Officer of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, has been elected to its Board of Directors.

Whitehead Member Susan Lindquist

Whitehead’s Susan Lindquist named a Moore Distinguished Scholar at Caltech

December 8, 2015

Established in 2000 by Intel co-founder Gordon Moore and his wife Betty, the Moore Distinguished Scholars Program invites researchers of exceptional quality who are acclaimed at both the national and international levels to visit Caltech for a designated period of time. 

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Tenure track faculty position at Whitehead Institute and Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

September 1, 2015

Whitehead Institute and Department of Biology at M.I.T. are seeking an outstanding scientist for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. 

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