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2018 Highlights in Faculty Awards


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Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

A. James Hudspeth, M.D., Ph.D.

Hudspeth receives this honor for his pioneering work on the molecular and neural mechanisms of hearing.
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Tri-Institutional Breakout Award for Junior Investigators

Zhe Zhang and Shruti Naik

Zhang and Naik are the recipients of a prize established by three winners of the prestigious Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences as a means of investing in promising early-career investigators.
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators

Gaby Maimon, Ph.D. and Luciano Marraffini, Ph.D.

Maimon, who studies cognition and decision-making, and Marraffini, who studies the bacterial defense system CRISPR-Cas, are among 19 scientists nationwide to receive this designation.
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Pershing Square Sohn Prize

Kivanç Birsoy, Ph.D.

This young investigator award goes to Birsoy for his research on cellular metabolism, work that potentially could lead to new anti-cancer therapies.
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Royal Society Membership

Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.

Friedman was elected as a foreign member for his discoveries that have transformed obesity research.
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Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

Winrich Freiwald, Ph.D.

Freiwald is honored for discovering the brain mechanisms that enable face recognition. The $20,000 award is given by The University of North Carolina School of Medicine.
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Weintraub Graduate Student Award

Lillian Cohn

The Weintraub is the world’s premier award for graduate students in the biosciences. Cohn is a Ph.D. candidate in the Nussenzweig laboratory studying mechanisms of HIV-1 latency.
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Robert Koch Award

Jeffrey V. Ravetch, M.D., Ph.D.

Ravetch has been selected for his groundbreaking work analyzing antibody response. He has worked for decades on the Fc fragment of the antibody molecule and on its binding partners, known as Fc receptors.

Achievements Awarded to Rockefeller Scientists


National Academy of Medicine Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine
Sohail Tavazoie, M.D., Ph.D.

Howard Taylor Ricketts Award
Robert G. Roeder, Ph.D.

The Rockefeller University Distinguished Teaching Award
Seth A. Darst, Ph.D.
Michael P. Rout, Ph.D.

Ernst W. Bertner Memorial Award
C. David Allis, Ph.D.

Distinguished Service Award, Clinical Immunology Society
Jean-Laurent Casanova, M.D., Ph.D.

Bert and Natalie Vallee Award in Biomedical Science
Titia de Lange, Ph.D.

Quadrivium Award for Innovative Research in Epigenetics
Gabrielle H. Reem and Herbert J. Kayden Early-Career Innovation Award
Daniel Kronauer, Ph.D.

Pew Scholar
Gregory M. Alushin, Ph.D.

Pew-Stewart Scholar for Cancer Research
Kivanç Birsoy, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Transition Award in Aging, American Federation for Aging Research
Yejing Ge

Irma T. Hirschl/Monique Weill-Caulier Trust Research Award
Sloan Research Fellowship
Li Zhao, Ph.D.

Top Ten Clinical Research Achievement Award
Marina Caskey

American Academy of Microbiology
Elizabeth Campbell

Biochemical Society Award
Paul Bieniasz, Ph.D.

ACTS Distinguished Investigator Award
James G. Krueger, M.D., Ph.D.

Pontifical Academy of Science
Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.