Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research is a nonprofit research and educational institution that has defined the cutting edge of biomedical science, creating a legacy of research excellence and academic eminence since 1982. Independent in its governance, finances, and research programs, Whitehead shares a teaching affiliation with MIT, offering the intellectual, collegial and scientific benefits of a leading research university.  Whitehead provides scientists with the resources and freedom to follow their scientific instincts, form novel collaborations, and conduct high-risk research. While probing basic biological processes, the Institute’s 16 faculty members and two fellows develop innovative technologies and lay the foundation for projects that improve human health. Their pioneering programs in cancer research, immunology, developmental biology, stem cell research, regenerative medicine, genetics and genomics—programs with a record of success.