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Faculty

Ask a visiting scientist to describe Whitehead Institute, and two themes emerge immediately: the exceptional quality of the scientific staff and the uniquely collaborative culture—an ethos that encourages researchers at every level to share new ideas and benefit from the insights and experience of their colleagues. The key to this combination of excellence and accessibility is, of course, the faculty.

 

Fellows Program

Designed to nurture future leaders in science, the Whitehead Fellows program provides a handful of exceptionally talented young scientists the rare opportunity to set up an independent research program as an alternative to a traditional postdoctoral position.

 

Postdoctoral Program

Director David C. Page describes Whitehead’s postdoctoral scientists in glowing terms:

“Our postdocs are and always have been the backbone of the Whitehead Institute. They contribute enormously to the success of the Institute's scientific mission, and they literally are the focus of our hopes for the future of biomedical research. I am extremely proud of their accomplishments, both during their postdoctoral tenures here at Whitehead and in their subsequent careers at leading institutions around the globe.”

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Whitehead Founding Member Gerald Fink

May 16, 2018

Whitehead Institute Founding Member Gerald Fink  Receives Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Killian Award

The award, which is among MIT’s highest honors, recognizes Fink’s standing as a scientist who has fundamentally changed the way researchers approach biological problems.


Whitehead Member Iain Cheeseman

May 17, 2018

AUDIOHELICASE PODCAST: IAIN CHEESEMAN DISCUSSES CELL DIVISION AND WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN IT GOES WRONG

In this episode of AudioHelicase, Whitehead Institute Member Iain Cheeseman discusses how his work on the kinetochore provides a window into cell division and what happens when this vital cellular function goes awry.


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