Tag: Awards + Announcements

Whitehead researchers named among Scientific American’s top 50

November 6, 2006

Whitehead Members Susan Lindquist and Richard Young, along with postdoctoral scientist Laurie Boyer, have been named in Scientific American magazine’s annual list of the world’s 50 top leaders in research, business or policy.

Lindquist and Jaenisch elected to Institute of Medicine

October 12, 2006

Election is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of medicine and health.

Laurie Boyer awarded Genzyme Fellowship

October 5, 2006

She will study how specific sets of genes are turned on or off in embryonic stem cells in order to permit cellular differentiation.

Terry Orr-Weaver receives American Cancer Society award

October 2, 2006

The appointment highlights the importance of conducting basic research on model organisms to elucidate key processes in human cells.

Whitehead creates first endowed chair

September 26, 2006

Gerald R. Fink is named the Margaret and Herman Sokol Professor of Biomedical Research.

Reddien wins Rita Allen Scholars award

August 21, 2006

Foundation honors Reddien for the relevance of his work to cancer stem cells.

Susan Lindquist wins HHMI appointment

May 16, 2006

Lindquist will remain at Whitehead Institute while HHMI employs her and funds a large percentage of her research.

Andreas Hochwagen joins Whitehead Fellows program

May 15, 2006

He will study cell division, particularly meiosis.

Photo: Princess Mathilde and Whitehead Member Hidde Ploegh

Ploegh wins Belgian health prize

May 11, 2006

The Interbrew-Baillet Latour Health Prize, worth 150,000 euros, is the largest scientific prize awarded in Belgium.

Thijn Brummelkamp wins Kimmel Scholar Award

May 11, 2006

He will receive $100,000 per year for two years to pursue cancer research.

Terry Orr-Weaver named to National Academy of Sciences

April 26, 2006

Whitehead Member Terry Orr-Weaver is one of 72 new members of the National Academy of Sciences.

Peter Reddien named Searle Scholar

April 11, 2006

Reddien is one of 15 scientists to be awarded the 2006 Searle Scholarship.


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