Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research is a non-profit research and teaching institution located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. The Whitehead Institute was founded as a fiscally independent entity from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and its 17 members hold faculty appointments in the MIT Department of Biology. The Institute is named for businessman and philanthropist Edwin C. "Jack" Whitehead (c.1920 – 1992), who selected David Baltimore (1975 Nobel Laureate in Physiology or Medicine) as the Whitehead Institute's Founding Director. Baltimore chose Gerald Fink, Rudolf Jaenisch, Harvey Lodish, and Robert Weinberg as the Whitehead Institute's Founding Members.
Whitehead prides itself on attracting bright young researchers and providing an environment that nurtures them. Motivated postdoctoral scientists design and complete many of the experiments at the Institute. They benefit from the expertise of world-renowned faculty members and other postdocs and graduate students, with whom they often collaborate.
Whitehead Institute provides researchers 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 17 faculty Members and 4 Fellows develop innovative technologies and lay the foundation for projects that improve human health. They run pioneering programs in cancer, immunology, developmental biology, stem cell science, regenerative medicine, genetics, and genomics.
The following is the list of proceedings by scholars from Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research that are published in OMICS International journals and conferences.