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 Founding Member Robert Weinberg

April 14, 2016

Salk Institute honors Whitehead’s Weinberg for research excellence

Whitehead Founding Member Robert Weinberg is one of two scientists to receive the prestigious Salk Institute Medal for Research Excellence, an honor that Salk has bestowed only twice before in its 55-year history.

Whitehead Institute Founding Member Rudolf Jaenisch

April 5, 2016

Whitehead’s Rudolf Jaenisch named a Fellow of the AACR Academy

The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) announced today that Whitehead Institute Founding Member Rudolf Jaenisch is one of 11 newly elected Fellows of the AACR Academy.

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