Tag: Awards + Announcements

Whitehead Member Hidde Ploegh honored for immunology research

January 24, 2011

The American Association of Immunologists has named Whitehead Institute Member Hidde Ploegh the recipient of its 2011 Meritorious Career Award.

Whitehead Member Terry Orr-Weaver named AAAS Fellow

January 12, 2011

Whitehead Institute Member Terry Orr-Weaver has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Whitehead Member Rudolf Jaenisch to receive MGH's Warren Triennial Prize

December 16, 2010

Whitehead Institute Founding Member Rudolf Jaenisch has been named a recipient of the 2011 Warren Triennial Prize of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). 

Whitehead Member Iain Cheeseman to receive R.R. Bensley Award

December 6, 2010

Whitehead Institute Member Iain Cheeseman will receive the 2011 R.R. Bensley Award, one of four Young Investigator Awards distributed by the American Association of Anatomists (AAA).

Whitehead Member Susan Lindquist honored with Mendel Medal

November 12, 2010

Whitehead Member Susan Lindquist has been awarded the Mendel Medal by the Genetics Society in the U.K.

Whitehead Member Susan Lindquist awarded Max Delbrück Medal

November 4, 2010

Whitehead Institute Member Susan Lindquist has received the Max Delbrück Medal in Berlin, Germany, for her work on protein folding.

Lindquist shaking Obama's hand

Whitehead Member Susan Lindquist to Receive National Medal of Science

October 15, 2010

President Obama today named Whitehead Member Susan Lindquist a recipient of the National Medal of Science, the nation’s highest scientific honor.

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.


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