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2014 Highlights in Faculty Awards

 
Life Science Breakthrough Prize

Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

C. David Allis, Ph.D.

Allis is recognized for his foundational research on the unexpected regulation of gene activation by modifications to proteins that package DNA, work with implications for many diseases including cancer. The Breakthrough Prize is worth $3 million, making it the richest prize in the life sciences, roughly double the Nobel Prize.
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Gairdner International Award

Canada Gairdner International Award

Titia de Lange, Ph.D.

Titia Lange is recognized for her discovery of the mechanisms by which mammalian telomeres are protected from deleterious DNA repair and damage responses. The Gairdner is Canada’s highest scientific award and is considered among the most prestigious international prizes in science.
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Japan Prize

The Japan Prize

C. David Allis, Ph.D.

Allis’s discovery that chemical “tags” bind to specific sections of histone proteins in order to activate or silence nearby genes has ignited the field of epigenetics, a relatively new area of study which explores the inheritance of physical changes that cannot be traced back to mutations in the DNA sequence. The Japan Prize, worth approximately half a million dollars, is among the most prestigious prizes in science.
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Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science

Cori Bargmann, Ph.D.

Cori Bargmann received the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science for contributions that have led to major discoveries elucidating the relationship between genes, neurons, neural circuits and behavior.
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Robert Koch Prize

Robert Koch Prize

Jean-Laurent Casanova, M.D., Ph.D.

Casanova is honored for his work on host genes and their products in infectious diseases. His lab is interested in why some children develop severe infectious diseases after coming into contact with certain pathogens, while most other children do not.
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National Academy of Sciences Membership

National Academy of Sciences Membership

Robert Darnell, M.D., Ph.D.

Darnell, who focuses on understanding a group of rare brain diseases, the paraneoplastic neurologic disorders (PNDs), and how they arise in conjunction with immune responses to cancer, is one of 84 newly elected members announced today by the Academy.
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Sanofi-Institut Pasteur Award

Sanofi-Institut Pasteur Award

Jean-Laurent Casanova, M.D., Ph.D.

Casanova is recognized for discovering “holes” in the immune systems of otherwise healthy children that make them susceptible to specific, sometimes life-threatening infectious diseases.
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Additional Achievements Awarded to Rockefeller Scientists

Charles-Leopold Mayer Prize, French Academy of Sciences
     C. David Allis, Ph.D.
Paradigm Award, Breakthrough Institute
     Jesse H. Ausubel
American Association for Cancer Research Academy Fellow
     Günter Blobel, M.D., Ph.D.
Presidential Award, Clinical Immunology Society
     Jean-Laurent Casanova, M.D., Ph.D.
Norman J. Siegel New Member Outstanding Science Award, American Pediatric Society
     Jean-Laurent Casanova, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Award, Jain Foundation
     Brian T. Chait, D.Phil.
American Association for Cancer Research Academy Fellow
     James E. Darnell, Jr., M.D.
American Association for Cancer Research Academy Fellow
     Titia de Lange, Ph.D.
American Association for the Advancement of Science fellowship
     Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.
Pezcoller Foundation International Award for Cancer Research
     Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.
Prince Mahidol Award, Kingdom of Thailand
     David Ho, M.D.
L’Oreal-UNESCO Award in Life Science
     Kayo Inaba, Ph.D.
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship
     Sebastian Klinge, Ph.D.
Career Development Award, Human Frontier Science Program
     Sebastian Klinge, Ph.D.
Lifetime Science Award, National Institute on Drug Abuse
     Mary Jeanne Kreek, M.D.
40 Under 40, Cell
     Luciano Marraffini, Ph.D.
The Practitioners Society of New York membership
     Michel C. Nussenzweig, M.D., Ph.D.
Research Award, Jain Foundation
     Michael P. Rout, Ph.D.
Invitation Fellowship Program for Research in Japan
     Thomas P. Sakmar, M.D.
Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
     Daniel Schramek, Ph.D.
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Research Mentorship
    Agata Smogorzewska, M.D., Ph.D.
Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research
    Agata Smogorzewska, M.D., Ph.D.
Burke Award, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
     Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D.
NY/NJ CEO Lifetime Achievement Award 
     Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D.
European Inventor Award, European Patent Office
     Thomas Tuschl, Ph.D.
American Association for the Advancement of Science fellowship
     Leslie B. Vosshall, Ph.D.

 

 

 Breakthrough Prize in Life SciencesC. David Allis, Ph.D.Allis is recognized for his foundational research on the unexpected regulation of gene activation by modifications to proteins