Whitehead Institute Member Receives 2011 Wolf Prize in Medicine

On February 17th, Israel’s Wolf Foundation announced that Professor Rudolf Jaenisch, founding member of MBBP client Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, is a recipient of the prestigious 2011 Wolf Prize in Medicine. Professor Jaenisch, along with Professor Shinya Yamanaka of Japan, was selected for his “groundbreaking contribution to stem cell research”.

The mission of the Wolf Foundation is to “award prizes to outstanding scientists and artists for achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations among peoples” across six categories including agriculture, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, physics and the arts.  Many recipients of the Wolf Prize have continued on to receive a Nobel Prize. 

Congratulations to Dr. Jaenisch and the Whitehead Institute!

For full article, please see Whitehead Institute News.

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