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Awards & Honors
Three Rockefeller researchers are elected to the National Academy of Medicine
Mary E. Hatten, Ph.D.
Charles M. Rice, Ph.D.
Leslie B. Vosshall, Ph.D.

Our scientists are remarkably productive and empowered to perform at their best. That’s why we have an unparalleled concentration of researchers and trainees recognized with top awards—including the world’s most prestigious bioscience prizes.

Recent Awards & Honors

2021 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Daniel Kronauer
Kronauer investigates the molecular and evolutionary basis underlying complex social behavior in insects.
2021 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Daniel Mucida
Mucida studies the interplay between tolerance of beneficial microbes in the diet and resistance to dangerous pathogens in intestinal mucosa.
2021 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator
Vanessa Ruta
Ruta uses the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, to investigate the neurobiology that underlies an individual’s ability to adapt to changes in its environment.
NIH Director’s New Innovator Award
Junyue Cao
Rita Allen Foundation Scholar
Viviana I. Risca
Searle Scholar
Ekaterina V. Vinogradova
Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Luciano Marraffini
Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine
Jean-Laurent Casanova
Max Planck-Humboldt Medal
Luciano Marraffini
Searle Scholar
Amy E. Shyer
Rita Allen Foundation Scholar
Jeremy M. Rock
Legion d’Honneur
Jean-Laurent Casanova
Elaine Redding Brinster Prize
C. David Allis
NAM Emerging Leader in Health and Medicine
Paul Cohen
Bert and Natalie Vallee Award in Biomedical Science
Elaine Fuchs
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists
Junyue Cao
Tri-Institutional Breakout Award
Josefina del Mármol
Tri-Institutional Breakout Award
Shiri Gur-Cohen

Awards given by The Rockefeller University

Pearl Meister Greengard Award

The Pearl Meister Greengard Prize is an international award recognizing outstanding women in biomedical research.

The 2021 recipient, Pamela Björkman, has discovered key aspects of immune system function and directed these insights toward improved strategies to combat viral scourges and otherwise enhance human health across the globe.

Lewis Thomas Prize

The Lewis Thomas Prize is an international award for writing about science that honors the rare individuals who bridge the worlds of science and the humanities.

The 2021 awardee, Richard O. Prum, is an evolutionary ornithologist who is recognized for challenging conventional ideas about natural selection in The Evolution of Beauty: How Darwin’s Forgotten Theory of Mate Choice Shapes the Animal World – and Us.