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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 Institute Member Pulin Li

April 2, 2019

Pulin Li joins Whitehead Institute

Whitehead Institute announced today that the developmental and synthetic biologist Pulin Li will join the Institute in May as its newest Member


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MARCH 27, 2019

WHITEHEAD INSTITUTE’S DAVID C. PAGE TO CONCLUDE TERM AS DIRECTOR

Search committee chaired by former MIT President Susan Hockfield will identify new director for eminent biomedical institute

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