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); nine Members of the National Academy of Sciences (David Bartel, Gerald R. Fink, Jaenisch, Harvey F. Lodish, David Sabatini, Terry Orr-Weaver, 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


Piyush Gupta


Rudolf Jaenisch


Ankur Jain


Pulin Li (May 2019)


Harvey F. Lodish


Sebastian Lourido


Terry L. Orr-Weaver


David C. Page


Peter W. Reddien


David Sabatini


Hazel L. Sive


Robert A. Weinberg


Jing-Ke Weng


Richard A. Young


Affiliate member:
David Gifford

Faculty In The News

Whitehead Institute Member Gerald Fink

April 16, 2019

Pushing Beyond the Central Dogma

A standing-room-only audience of faculty and students from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offered rapt attention as Whitehead Institute Founding Member and former director Gerald R. Fink delivered MIT’s prestigious Killian Award Lecture

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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