Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research is a leading, 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. Wholly independent in its governance, finances and research programs, Whitehead shares a teaching affiliation with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (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, 15 faculty Members and 5 Fellows develop innovative technologies and lay the foundation for projects that improve human health. They run pioneering programs in cancer research, immunology, developmental biology, stem cell research, regenerative medicine, genetics and genomics—programs with a record of success.