The Whitehead Fellows program is renowned for preparing emerging leaders in biomedical research and education. Two recent Fellows who made significant accomplishments while at the Institute are continuing that track record.
The Whitehead Institute community is saddened by the passing of our longtime friend, Joan Suit, PhD. Our deep condolences go out to her beloved husband, Herman D. Suit, MD, PhD, and to their extended family.
Ann Boija is a senior researcher in Whitehead Institute Member Richard (Rick) Young’s lab studying the role of cellular structures called condensates in gene regulation. We sat down with Boija to learn more about her and her experiences in and out of the lab.
Whitehead Institute director Ruth Lehmann spoke to STAT reporter Elizabeth Cooney about the importance of fundamental science, the foundational research that supported the creation of COVID-19 vaccines, and the culture of innovation and collaboration she cultivates at the Institute.
Whitehead Institute attracts people that are driven — and often that means people that bring an impressive level of intensity to their hobbies and side projects, too. Some have leaned on their outside interests to find balance and respite during the COVID-19 pandemic — and often as not, they parlay their interests to contribute to the community at the same time.