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.
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.
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.”
March 10, 2014
The German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) will present this year’s Otto Warburg Medal to Whitehead Institute Founding Member Rudolf Jaenisch later this month.
September 30, 2013
Whitehead Fellows Sebastian Lourido and David Pincus have each been named a recipient of a 2013 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Early Independence Award, aimed at accelerating the careers of exceptionally creative junior scientists.