Faculty

Whitehead Institute’s world-renowned faculty include the recipient of the 2011 National Medal of Science (Rudolf Jaenisch); 2010 National Medal of Science (Susan Lindquist); 1997 National Medal of Science (Robert A Weinberg); nine Members of the National Academy of Sciences (David Bartel, Gerald R. Fink, Jaenisch, Lindquist, Harvey F. Lodish, Terry Orr-Weaver, David C. Page, Weinberg, and Richard Young); five members of the Institute of Medicine (Fink, Jaenisch, Lindquist, Page, and Weinberg); and seven Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Hidde Ploegh and Fink, Jaenisch, Lindquist, 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


Susan L. Lindquist


Harvey F. Lodish


Terry L. Orr-Weaver


David C. Page


Hidde Ploegh


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 Member Jing-Ke Weng

April 14, 2015

Whitehead Member Jing-Ke Weng named a Searle Scholar

Whitehead Institute Member Jing-Ke Weng is among 15 young scientists nationwide to be named a 2015 Searle Scholar.

Image of brain samples showing gene activity in ischemic areas

April 8, 2015

Biologists identify brain tumor weakness

Biologists at Whitehead Institute and MIT have discovered a vulnerability of brain cancer cells that could be exploited to develop more-effective drugs against brain tumors.

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