Kara McKinley is an assistant professor of stem cell and regenerative biology at Harvard University who studies the regenerative properties of the uterus. She completed her doctoral research in Whitehead Institute Member Iain Cheeseman’s lab in 2016.
Whitehead Institute Member Yukiko Yamashita has received a grant from the John Templeton Foundation to explore the importance of maintaining ribosomal DNA repeats in the “immortality” of germ cells, which pass the genome on to an organism’s progeny.
The Whitehead Institute together with the Department of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level.
The Pew Charitable Trusts has selected Whitehead Institute Member Ankur Jain to be a 2022 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. The Pew program provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise who work in areas of science relevant to the advancement of human health.
Fran Lewitter, the founding director of Whitehead Institute’s Bioinformatics and Research Computing (BaRC) program from 1994 to 2014, has been named a Fellow of the International Society for Computational Biology.
Whitehead Fellows receive dedicated lab space and comprehensive lab funding, access to shared
technical facilities, and many opportunities to engage with Institute and MIT faculty and the
Kendall Square research and innovation environments.
This year’s Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science will be awarded to Whitehead Institute director Ruth Lehmann. It recognizes women scientists with a stellar record of research accomplishments who also have made significant contributions to mentoring other women in science.