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Past scientists

Well after their passing, many Rockefeller scientists continue to influence science through the people they trained and the significant discoveries made during their careers. Scientists who have recently passed away are highlighted here.
Portrait of Paul Greengard

Paul Greengard
1925-2019
Greengard revolutionized our understanding of how brain cells communicate with each other and contributed to major advances in the treatment of a wide range of neurological and psychiatric diseases.
Günter Blobel

Günter Blobel
1936-2018
Blobel discovered the mechanisms by which proteins are targeted for delivery to specific locations within cells.
Christian de Duve

Christian de Duve
1917-2013
de Duve, Andrew W. Mellon Professor emeritus at The Rockefeller University is one of the founding fathers of the modern field of cell biology.
Ralph Steinman

Ralph Steinman
1943-2011
Steinman, an immunologist who spent his entire career at Rockefeller and died just days before the Nobel Prize committee announced his name.

Bruce S. McEwen

Bruce S. McEwen
1938-2020
Mitchell J. Feigenbaum

Mitchell J. Feigenbaum
1944-2019
David C. Gadsby

David C. Gadsby
1947-2019
Attallah Kappas

Attallah Kappas
1926-2018
Eddie Cohen

Eddie Cohen
1923-2017
John Zabriskie

John Zabriskie
1929-2017
Peter Model

Peter Model
1933-2017
Peter Sellers

Peter Sellers
1930-2014
Peter Marler

Peter Marler
1928-2014
Norton Zinder

Norton Zinder
1928-2012
Philip Siekevitz

Philip Siekevitz
1918-2009