Establishing Your Research Program at Rockefeller
Hear From Some of Our Recently Recruited Junior Faculty

Gaby Maimon

Gaby Maimon, Ph.D.

"Rockefeller offers colleagues who have seeded entirely new fields, students and post-docs with bold visions for the future, an administration and faculty that are on the same side, a long tenure clock that facilitates taking risks, a small community where everyone knows you, a funding approach that promotes doing experiments over writing grants, and a department-less structure that yields out-of-the-box collaborations. I canít imagine a better environment for discovering something big, or at least having fun while trying."

> Laboratory of Integrative Brain Function

Daniel Kronauer

Daniel Kronauer, Ph.D.

"As a junior faculty, youíre initially concerned whether youíll have enough resources to develop your research program, and whether youíll be able to attract good students and postdocs to your lab. In either case itís difficult to imagine a better place than The Rockefeller University. The support I have received in setting up my lab and getting my projects off the ground has been amazing in every respect. Another thing I very much appreciate at Rockefeller is that research groups are not organized in departments, which encourages close interactions between colleagues from vastly different disciplines. This inspires me more and more to think outside of the box and to contemplate new questions."

> Laboratory of Insect Social Evolution

Vanessa Ruta

Vanessa Ruta, Ph.D.

"Rockefeller commits unparalleled intellectual and practical support to junior faculty, encouraging us to tackle bold and risky scientific questions from the day we begin our labs. Departmental duties do not exist and administrative distractions are minimized so we have the opportunity to fully focus on our research. The lack of departmental structure at Rockefeller means that my close colleagues and neighbors are not necessarily in my field, a unique organization that promotes broad and multidisciplinary thinking about science."

> Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior

Daniel Mucida

Daniel Mucida, Ph.D.

"My primary interest is Immunology. Even being traditionally a small University, Rockefeller has perhaps the most impressive genealogy tree in the field of Immunology and Infectious Diseases. What is mind boggling is that Rockefellerís contributions to other fields in Biology are also stupendous. It was only after I joined RU that I began to realize how that is achieved: by borderless interactions between fields, with unrestricted support to basic, big picture science."

> Laboratory of Mucosal Immunology