The Angelika Amon Whitehead Fellowship

To honor visionary scientist Angelika Amon, Whitehead Institute has established the Angelika Amon Whitehead Fellowship. Angelika was the Kathleen and Curtis Marble Professor of Cancer Research and professor of biology at MIT, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, Member of MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, and Associate Member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Widely lauded for her research and her leadership, Amon was an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and she received (among many honors) the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, and the Vilcek Prize.  Prior to her appointment to MIT, she was a Whitehead Fellow, an experience she considered to have been a cornerstone for her highly accomplished career in science.  The position will be held by one of the members of the prestigious Whitehead Fellows Program—which offers extraordinary young researchers the funding, facilities, and mentoring needed to launch their own labs and jump-start their careers in basic biomedical research. 

The Angelika Amon Whitehead Fellowship will be underwritten through endowment gifts totaling $5 million but will accept donations of any size that will be directed to the Angelika Amon Whitehead Fellow. For more information on supporting this Fund, please contact Sharon Stanczak, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at or 617.852.5806.