Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience
A neuroscientist who studies the mechanisms of neuronal differentiation and migration during the early stages of embryonic development, Hatten has been awarded the 2017 Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience. The $25,000 prize, given annually by the Society for Neuroscience, honors an outstanding scientist who has made significant contributions to neuroscience throughout his or her career.
2017 Sanofi-Institut Pasteur Award
A major international prize in the life sciences concerning immunology, microbiology, and infection, this award recognizes Nussenzweig for his remarkable research on molecular aspects of adaptive and innate immune responses and his research on anti-HIV antibodies.
Young, who discovered the molecular mechanism of circadian rhythm, which governs biological clocks that regulate sleep, eating behavior, and metabolism, is this year’s recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, given by the Nobel Foundation.
Awards are given to scientists for recent discoveries of particular originality and importance to basic medical research. De Lange’s lab studies telomeres, protective elements at the ends of chromosomes critical for the stability and maintenance of the genetic information.
The MacArthur Fellowship is a five-year grant to individuals who show exceptional creativity in their work and the prospect for still more in the future. Victora studies germinal centers, which are structures within lymphoid organs where antibodies mutate and improve their targeting capabilities in a process called affinity maturation.
National Academy of Medicine Membership
Bargmann is elected to the National Academy of Medicinean independent organization of eminent professionals from diverse fields including health and medicine; the natural, social, and behavioral sciences; and beyond. Using C. elegans as a model, Bargmann’s laboratory characterizes genes and neural pathways that allow the nervous system to generate flexible behaviors.
Albany Medical Center Prize
This prize is awarded to a physician, scientist or group, whose work has led to significant advances in health care and scientific research with demonstrated translational benefits for improved patient care. Marraffini investigates the molecular mechanisms that make CRISPR immunity possible, as well as its evolutionary implications.
Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine
Given by The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and its journal Molecular Medicine, the award recognizes scientists who have made a significant impact on the understanding of human disease pathogenesis and the development of innovative treatments. Ravetch has won the award for his discoveries on antibody function in the immune system.
2017 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology
The award, given to investigators whose research offers hope for the prevention and treatment of birth defects and other infant diseases, honors Allis for his groundbreaking work on gene regulation.
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
The prestigious award, given annually by the White House, recognizes scientists and engineers who show exceptional potential early on in their careers. Alushin has been honored for his innovative research on how cells respond to mechanical forces.
McEwen Award for Innovation
Granted by the International Society for Stem Cell Research, the award recognizes Fuchs for her groundbreaking contributions to skin stem cell research. Dr. Fuchs studies where stem cells come from and how they make and repair tissue throughout life.
Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry
The prize, given by the American Chemical Society, recognizes outstanding work in biological chemistry of unusual merit and independence of thought and originality. Hang has been honored for his research on the mechanisms of microbe–host interactions.
National Academy of Sciences Membership
Dr. Hatten studies the development of the complex cellular architecture of the mammalian brain. She is one of 84 new national members inducted into the Academy in 2017.
Additional Achievements Awarded to Rockefeller Scientists
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists
Gilead Sciences Research Scholars Program in HIV Award
Stylianos Bournazos, Ph.D.
AAI-Steinman Award for Human Immunology Research
Jean-Laurent Casanova, M.D., Ph.D.
Tri-Institutional Breakout Awards
American Society of Clinical Investigation Young Physician-Scientist Award
Paul Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.
Pathway to Stop Diabetes research grant
Paul Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.
Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award
National Academy of Inventors Fellowship
Vincent A. Fischetti, Ph.D.
Melanoma Research Alliance Award
Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.
Constance Lieber Prize for Innovation in Developmental Neuroscience
Joseph G. Gleeson, M.D.
Sidney Kimmel Foundation Kimmel Scholar Award
Shixin Liu, Ph.D.
American Academy of Microbiology Fellowship
Luciano Marraffini, Ph.D.
AAI-BioLegend Herzenberg Award
Michel C. Nussenzweig, M.D., Ph.D.
Gabriel D. Victora, Ph.D.