Funded Researchers

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Mary Gehring

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Biology
  • Whitehead Institute

Mary Gehring is an Associate Professor of Biology at MIT and the Landon T. Clay Career Development Chair at the Whitehead Institute. She earned a PhD in Plant Biology from UC Berkeley in 2005 and performed post-doctoral research at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She joined MIT and Whitehead Institute in 2010. Her lab's research has primarily focused on understanding how epigenetic reprogramming impacts plant seed development and on how epigenetic information is inherited from one generation to the next. Her lab uses a combination of molecular, genetic, genomic, computational, and evolutionary approaches.

J-WAFS-funded projects