Tag: Awards + Announcements

David Bartel wins HHMI appointment

March 22, 2005

2005 is off to a good start for Whitehead Member David Bartel. In January, he and his colleagues published a landmark paper in the journal Cell. A week later he was honored with the National Academy of Science's prestigious Award in Molecular Biology. And in March, Bartel was appointed Investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

Whitehead Board of Directors Member Bob Langer named MIT Institute Professor

March 3, 2005

Robert S. Langer, the Germeshausen Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, has been named Institute Professor, the highest honor awarded by the MIT faculty and administration.

Image: National Academy of Sciences Award in Molecular Biology medal

David Bartel receives NAS Award in Molecular Biology

January 27, 2005

The U.S. National Academy of Sciences has recognized the work of Whitehead Member and MIT Professor of Biology David Bartel by presenting him the NAS Award in Molecular Biology. Each year a medal and a prize of $25,000 goes to a young scientist for a recent notable discovery in molecular biology.

David Page selected as interim director of Whitehead Institute

December 10, 2004

The Whitehead Institute Board of Directors has announced that David Page will be the interim director of the Institute, effective this month, December 2004.

Alex d'Arbeloff named Chair of Whitehead Board of Directors

December 8, 2004

Alex d’Arbeloff has been named Chair of the Board of Directors for Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. d’Arbeloff, former Chair of the MIT Corporation, founder of Teradyne, Inc. and current Professor of the Practice at MIT Sloan School of Management, succeeds Maxine Singer, President Emerita of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.

Whitehead Institute receives "History Makers Award"

November 3, 2004

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research will receive the 2004 History Makers Award, presented by the Boston History Collaborative “for pioneering discoveries in biomedical research, including spearheading the Human Genome Project.”

Joon-Ho Sheen receives grant from U.S. Department of Defense

October 27, 2004

The United States Department of Defense has awarded a $296,568 grant to Joon-Ho Sheen, a postdoctoral researcher in the lab of Whitehead Institute Associate Member David Sabatini.

Whitehead launches enhanced website

October 27, 2004

Whitehead Institute is pleased to announce the launch of its new public website. A major goal of the redesign was to create an attractive, user-friendly site while adhering to web standards to increase accessibility and to streamline site maintenance.

Konrad Hochedlinger awarded Genzyme Fellowship

October 20, 2004

Konrad Hochedlinger, a postdoctoral associate in the lab of Whitehead Member Rudolf Jaenisch, has been selected by a Whitehead committee to receive the Genzyme Postdoctoral Fellowship at Whitehead Institute.

Rett Syndrome Research Foundation commits funding to support Matthew Tudor

August 25, 2004

Matthew Tudor, postdoc in the lab of Whitehead Founding Member Rudolf Jaenisch, is among 15 awardees of research and education suport from The Rett Syndrome Research Foundation (RSRF) for 2004.

Susan Lindquist elected to Germany’s top scientific academy

July 28, 2004

Whitehead Institute Director Susan Lindquist has been elected a member of Deutsche Akademie Der Naturforscher Leopoldina, the oldest scientific academy in Germany.

Robert Weinberg honored with 2004 Prince of Asturias Award

June 23, 2004

Whitehead Member Robert Weinberg is one of five researchers honored with the 2004 Prince of Asturias Award for Scientific and Technical Research, the Prince of Asturias Foundation announced this week in Oviedo, Spain.


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