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.
In this presentation and discussion moderated by Whitehead Institute Member Pulin Li, hear what Whitehead Fellows Silvia Rouskin and Kipp Weiskopf are learning about SARS-CoV-2 — and how their research may aid in the fight against dangerous coronaviruses, now and well into the future.
Researchers conducted CRISPR screens in traditional cell culture media versus a physiologic medium that more closely mimics human blood, and found that the relative essentiality of many genes could vary with these different conditions.
Cesar Dominguez's family emigrated from Mexico to the U.S. at a young age. Growing up in a relatively homogenous community led him to seek out more diverse perspectives as he honed his research skills in structural biology. He now studies how cells can withstand and transmit mechanical force.
Experience a multimedia story exploring Whitehead Member Jing-Ke Weng’s work. Weng’s laboratory is combining the ancient wisdom of traditional plant-based global medicine with genomics, analytical chemistry, and synthetic biology in order to advance our understanding of plant metabolic evolution and impact a new era of natural products-based therapeutics.
On Thursday, February 11 at 4 pm, join us for a compelling presentation & discussion moderated by Whitehead Institute Member Pulin Li on what Whitehead Fellows Silvia Rouskin and Kipp Weiskopf are learning about SARS-CoV-2 & how their research may aid in the fight against future viruses.
In this special episode of AudioHelicase, we talk to three researchers about the cells in our bodies that can regenerate – and those that can’t. We ask, why can some cells no longer renew themselves? And, importantly, can we change that?