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Whitehead Institute researchers are making discoveries that are helping us rethink what we know about the brain and paving the way for therapies to treat some of the most challenging brain disorders and diseases.

Whitehead Institute invests an extraordinary amount of time and energy in activities that are often described, broadly, as “mentoring.” At Whitehead Institute, that term covers a lot of ground, and it benefits quite an array of people: from some of the world’s most promising postdoctoral researchers and graduate students to local high school students and science teachers.

In honor of Women's History Month, we asked Whitehead Institute community members if they would share stories about women who have inspired them, both professionally and personally. In response, we heard about brilliant scientists, wonderful mentors, and warm friends. Here are some of their stories.

Sheri Grill is a postdoc in Whitehead Institute Director Ruth Lehmann’s lab studying germ cells, the cells that become eggs and sperm. We sat down with Sheri to learn more about her and her experiences in and out of the lab.