Tag: Awards + Announcements

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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Amgen Foundation grant bolsters Whitehead Institute’s science education programs for middle school students

August 11, 2015

Whitehead Institute has strengthened its popular science education programs for middle schoolers this year thanks to a new grant from the Amgen Foundation.

Whitehead’s Susan Lindquist elected to UK’s Royal Society

May 1, 2015

The UK’s Royal Society today announced that it has elected Whitehead Institute’s Susan Lindquist as a Foreign Member.

Whitehead Founding Member Rudolf Jaenisch

Whitehead’s Rudolf Jaenisch honored with March of Dimes Prize

April 27, 2015

The prize honors Jaenisch’s groundbreaking body of work in epigenetics, the development of transgenic animals, and the generation and use of induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.

Whitehead Member Jing-Ke Weng

Whitehead Member Jing-Ke Weng named a Searle Scholar

April 14, 2015

Whitehead Institute Member Jing-Ke Weng is among 15 young scientists nationwide to be named a 2015 Searle Scholar.

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TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION AT WHITEHEAD INSTITUTE AND DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

August 26, 2014

The 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. 

Whitehead Institute Member Jing-Ke Weng

Whitehead Member Jing-Ke Weng named a Pew Scholar

June 24, 2014

The Pew Charitable Trusts has named Whitehead Institute Member Jing-Ke Weng a 2014 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences.

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Whitehead Institute and Biogen Idec Initiate Discovery Research Collaboration

March 25, 2014

Whitehead Institute today announced it has entered into a scientific research collaboration with Biogen Idec aimed at driving early stage research that may lead to the development of novel therapies across a broad range of disease areas.

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Two Whitehead Fellows snag prestigious NIH Early Independence Awards

September 30, 2013

Whitehead Fellows Sebastian Lourido and David Pincus have each been named a recipient of a 2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Early Independence Award, aimed at accelerating the careers of exceptionally creative junior scientists.

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