Scientists & Research
When Rockefeller was founded a century ago, its researchers sought to conquer infectious diseases, the biggest killers of the day. Today, It is dedicated to unlocking the mysteries of basic science that will lead to longer, healthier life.
Centered around 72 cutting-edge laboratories working in a broad range of fields — some of which defy easy categorization — The Rockefeller University fosters a collaborative research environment for its faculty and provides an innovative educational experience for its select group of outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. To help reduce artificial barriers and provide its investigators with the greatest degree of freedom, Rockefeller does not have departments. Its laboratories are, however, loosely clustered into six distinct research areas.