Tag: Awards + Announcements

Whitehead scientist named one of the world's top young innovators

August 25, 2010

Whitehead Institute postdoctoral fellow Yaqub (Jacob) Hanna has been recognized as a 2010 Young Innovator by MIT's Technology Review magazine.

Plant biologist Mary Gehring joins Whitehead Institute faculty

August 23, 2010

Mary Gehring will be studying epigenetic reprogramming in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Her work has commonalities and potential synergies with research occurring in other Whitehead laboratories.

New Whitehead Member Piyush Gupta takes aim at normal and cancer stem cells

August 11, 2010

Cancer biologist Piyush Gupta joins the Whitehead Institute faculty in September on a mission to shed new light on the mechanisms that determine why some cells in our bodies behave appropriately while others venture down destructive, malignant paths.

Gerald Fink awarded 2010 Gruber Genetics Prize

June 30, 2010

Whitehead Institute Founding Member Gerald Fink has been awarded the 2010 Genetics Prize of The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation for his groundbreaking research in yeast genetics.

Whitehead Member Iain Cheeseman awarded Young Investigator grant

April 4, 2010

Whitehead Member Iain Cheeseman has been awarded a Young Investigator grant from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP). The grant will fund a team including Cheeseman to study how a structural scaffold of proteins, called the spindle matrix, prepares a cell for cell division.

Yasemin Sancak receives Harold M. Weintraub Award

March 11, 2010

Yasemin Sancak, a researcher in the lab of Whitehead Member David Sabatini, has received a 2010 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, which honors outstanding biology graduate students for the quality, originality, and significance of their work.

Whitehead again among Best Places to Work for postdocs

February 25, 2010

For the third year in a row, Whitehead Institute has been named one of the best places in the country for postdoctoral researchers to work in 2010.

Whitehead Member David Sabatini receives Paul Marks Prize

September 29, 2009

Whitehead Institute Member David Sabatini has been awarded the Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research in recognition of his discovery of a key pathway regulating cell growth and survival.

Whitehead Member Rudolf Jaenisch awarded Ernst Schering Prize

September 22, 2009

Whitehead Member Rudolf Jaenisch received today the 2009 Ernst Schering Prize, one of the most prestigious German awards for scientists.

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Whitehead mourns loss of Senator Kennedy

August 26, 2009

Whitehead Institute, along with the greater scientific research community, lost a great advocate and friend with the passing of Senator Edward M. Kennedy late Tuesday night. 

New NIH Director cites Whitehead Fellows program as a model for young investigators

August 18, 2009

Newly appointed National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins said Monday he has contemplated the NIH’s piloting a program for exceptional young investigators modeled after Whitehead Institute’s Fellows program.

Whitehead Fellow Kate Rubins

NASA taps Whitehead scientist for astronaut duty

June 29, 2009

Whitehead Fellow Kate Rubins is among nine men and women selected by NASA for the 2009 astronaut candidate class.

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