People

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 Member Sebastian Lourido

January 18, 2017

Sebastian Lourido appointed as a Member of Whitehead Institute and of the faculty of Massachusetts Institute of Technology

An emerging leader in investigations on deadly parasitic infections, Lourido’s appointment will further enhance one of the world’s most accomplished biomedical research institutes


Susan Lindquist with former postdocs Kendra Frederick, Ruth Scherz-­Shouval and Gabriela Caraveo Piso

November 16, 2016

Johnson & Johnson Endows Whitehead Institute Professorship in Memory of  Susan Lindquist, Accomplished Researcher and Role Model for Women in Science 

The Susan Lindquist Chair for Women in Science will advance the work of women who are leaders in biomedical research and role models for emerging female scientists. It honors a singular scientist who blazed a path—for women and men alike—into new realms of discovery.

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