Teacher program: Seminar Schedule

Whitehead Institute’s 2017-2018 Seminar Series for High School Teachers

Kick-off session: Tuesday, October 3, 2017*

Modified Red Blood Cells as Novel Biotherapeutics

Harvey Lodish, Founding Member, Whitehead Institute
[presentation pdf, 4.7MB

Monday, november 6, 2017

using brain organoid models to study disease

Julien Muffat, Postdoctoral Researcher, Whitehead Institute
[presentation available on request

Monday, December 4, 2017

Unlocking chemical secrets of marine organisms with synthetic biology and the crystalline sponge method

Roland Kersten, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Postdoctoral Fellow, Whitehead Institute
[presentation pdf, 3.4MB

Monday, January 8, 2018*

Gene Drive Technology

Joanna Buchthal, Graduate Student in the lab of Dr. Kevin Esvelt in the Sculpting Evolution group at the MIT Media Lab
Jianghong “John” Min, Graduate Student studying jointly with Kevin Esvelt in the Sculpting Evolution group at the MIT Media Lab and with George Church at Harvard Medical School

Monday, February 5, 2018


Monday, March 5, 2018


Dexter Jin, Graduate Student, Whitehead Institute and MIT

Monday, April 2, 2018


Monday, May 7, 2018


Monday, June 4, 2018


*Please note date change. The remainder of the sessions will be held the first Monday of each month with the exception of January, which will be held on the second Monday, January 8, 2018.

Teachers working with a microscope

“It’s awesome to be able to build a relationship with a current researcher.”

-- 2012-2013 Teacher Participant

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