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); ten Members of the National Academy of Sciences (David Bartel, Gerald R. Fink, Jaenisch, Ruth Lehmann, Harvey F. Lodish, David Sabatini, David C. Page, Weinberg, Jonathan Weissman 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 21, 2020

Leading in times of change & challenge

A Q&A with Whitehead Institute’s new director & board chair


July 13, 2020

Ankur Jain and Pulin Li Appointed to Prestigious Chairs

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) provost Martin A. Schmidt has announced that two Whitehead Institute Members -- Ankur Jain and Pulin Li -- have been appointed to MIT career development professorships.

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