Faculty

Whitehead Institute’s world-renowned faculty include the recipient of the 2011 National Medal of Science (Rudolf Jaenisch); 1997 National Medal of Science (Robert A Weinberg); eight Members of the National Academy of Sciences (David Bartel, Gerald R. Fink, Jaenisch, Harvey F. Lodish, David Sabatini, David C. Page, Weinberg, and Richard Young); four members of the National Academy of Medicine (Fink, Jaenisch, Page, and Weinberg); and five Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Fink, Jaenisch, Lodish, Page, and Weinberg). All Whitehead faculty are also professors at MIT.


David Bartel


Iain Cheeseman


Gerald R. Fink


Mary Gehring


Rudolf Jaenisch


Ankur Jain


Ruth Lehmann


Pulin Li


Harvey F. Lodish


Sebastian Lourido


David C. Page


Peter W. Reddien


David Sabatini


Robert A. Weinberg


Jonathan Weissman


Jing-Ke Weng


Yukiko Yamashita (starting September 2020)


Richard A. Young


Former Members

Faculty In The News

July 1, 2020

Whitehead Institute Welcomes Ruth Lehmann as its Fifth Director

Whitehead Institute is delighted to welcome world-renowned developmental and cell biologist Ruth Lehmann to Whitehead Institute as its new director.  Here is a version of the letter she shared with the Institute earlier today. To read more about her research and leadership prior to coming to Whitehead Institute, please visit her page here. 

June 4, 2020

Stem Cell Researcher Yukiko Yamashita Joins Whitehead Institute

The internationally renowned developmental biologist will be the inaugural incumbent of the Susan Lindquist Chair for Women in Science at Whitehead Institute.

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