Tag: Awards + Announcements

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.

Lodish stands smiling in his office.

Founding Member Harvey Lodish Receives the Donald Metcalf Award for Research on Red Blood Cells

March 5, 2020

This  highest award of the International Society for Experimental Hematology honors a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to basic science in the fields of hematology, immunology, stem cell research, and cell and gene therapy. 

Whitehead Institute in the running for STAT Madness

March 2, 2020

Research on sex differences goes head to head with other discoveries in March Madness-style bracket.

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.

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

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.

Richard Young

Whitehead Institute Member Richard Young Elected to National Academy of Medicine

October 21, 2019

Election to the NAM is considered one of the highest honors for U.S. medical practitioners, public health leaders, and biomedical researchers.  

Whitehead Institute Member Ankur Jain

Whitehead Institute Member Ankur Jain Receives Packard Foundation Fellowship

October 15, 2019

The Packard Foundation Fellowships are one of the most prestigious and well-funded non-governmental awards for early career scientists

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