National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences is comprised of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare. Members and foreign associates are elected in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Thirty-three Rockefeller University scientists are members or foreign associates of The National Academy of Sciences.

 
 

2014 Robert B. Darnell

National Academy of Science

Robert Darnell, the Robert and Harriet Heilbrunn Professor and head of the Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-oncology, is also a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and is president, C.E.O. and scientific director of the New York Genome Center. Dr. Darnell studies a group of rare brain diseases, the paraneoplastic neurologic disorders, and how they arise in conjunction with immune responses to cancer. In addition to this work, which has led to new antitumor strategies now being tested in cancer patients, Dr. Darnell and his team have also discovered neuron-specific systems that regulate RNA expression and have developed a technique to study RNA regulation in vivo known as HITS-CLIP. Dr. Darnell earned his M.D. and Ph.D. from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and joined Rockefeller’s faculty in 1992. 

 
 
 Current Faculty
  • Past Faculty

  • 2001  Ralph M. Steinman
  • 1991  Anthony Cerami
  • 1991  Arnold J. Levine
  • 1987  Emil Thomas Kaiser
  • 1985  Hidesaburo Hanafusa*
  • 1984  Marilyn G. Farquhar
  • 1984  James Glimm
  • 1984  David Luck
  • 1982  Gian-Carlo Rota
  • 1980  George Palade
  • 1980  Henry P. McKean Jr.
  • 1977  Richard M. Krause
  • 1975  Kenneth M. Case
  • 1975  Merrill W. Chase
  • 1975  Zanvil A. Cohn
  • 1975  Christian de Duve*
  • 1975  Philip Siekevitz
  • 1975  Igor Tamm
  • 1974  David Baltimore
  • 1973  Edward H. Ahrens Jr.
  • 1973  William Trager
  • 1972  Alexander G. Bearn
  • 1972  Rodney L. Cool
  • 1972  Vincent P. Dole
  • 1972  James G. Hirsch
  • 1972  R. Bruce Merrifield
  • 1970  Rebecca C. Lancefield
  • 1969  Gerald M. Edelman
  • 1969  Norton D. Zinder
  • 1967  Moses Kunitz
  • 1967  Henry G. Kunkel
  • 1966  Philip Levine
  • 1966  Floyd Ratliff
  • 1965  Sam Granick
  • 1965  Mark Kac
  • 1964  Keith R. Porter
  • 1963  William K. Estes
  • 1963  Maclyn McCarty
  • 1962  Abraham Pais
  • 1961  Rollin D. Hotchkiss
  • 1960  Armin C. Braun
  • 1960  Donald R. Griffin
  • 1960  Stanford Moore
  • 1960  William H. Stein
  • 1959  Frank Brink Jr.
  • 1959  Carl Pfaffmann
  • 1958  Walther F. Goebel
  • 1958  Neal E. Miller
  • 1957  Joshua Lederberg
  • 1955  George E. Uhlenbeck
  • 1954  Alfred E. Mirsky
  • 1953  Frank L. Horsfall Jr.
  • 1953  David P.C. Lloyd
  • 1953  Theodore Shedlovsky
  • 1952  Philip D. McMaster
  • 1952  Edward L. Tatum
  • 1952  D. Wayne Woolley
  • 1951  Frederick Seitz
  • 1950  Lyman C. Craig
  • 1950  Fritz A. Lipmann
  • 1950  Rafael Lorente de Nó
  • 1948  H. Keffer Hartline
  • 1947  Lewis G. Longsworth
  • 1947  Paul A. Weiss
  • 1943  Theodosius Dobzhansky
  • 1943  Leonor Michaelis
  • 1941  René J. Dubos
  • 1941  Wendell M. Stanley
  • 1940  James B. Murphy
  • 1940  Richard E. Shope
  • 1939  Detlev W. Bronk
  • 1937  Duncan A. MacInnes
  • 1934  Herbert S. Gasser
  • 1934  John H. Northrop
  • 1934  Thomas M. Rivers
  • 1933  Oswald T. Avery
  • 1932  Walter A. Jacobs
  • 1932  Louis O. Kunkel
  • 1932  Karl Landsteiner
  • 1927  Peyton Rous
  • 1925  Florence R. Sabin
  • 1923  Eugene L. Opie
  • 1922  Rufus Cole
  • 1921  Donald D. Van Slyke
  • 1919  W.J.V. Osterhout
  • 1916  P.A.T. Levene
  • 1912  Samuel J. Meltzer
  • 1910  Jacques Loeb
  • 1908  Simon Flexner
  • 1908  Theobald Smith

* Foreign Associates

 

Robert B. Darnell 2014 Recipient