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Rockefeller leads global university ranking in measure of top cited publications

An international ranking of research institutions by U-Multirank placed Rockefeller first in a measure of its impact based on citations.

Rockefeller postdoc, Luka Mesin, named a Blavatnik Regional Award Finalist

Mesin, a member of the Victora Lab, receives the honor for developing novel techniques to better understand how B cells in the immune system mature and evolve to create antibodies to fight off pathogens.

Could future coronavirus variants fully dodge our immune system?   

Studying dozens of naturally occurring and laboratory-selected mutations in SARS-CoV-2, researchers found that the virus will need to pull off a genetic feat to become fully resistant to antibodies.

Rockefeller faculty member, Leslie B. Vosshall, named vice president and chief scientific officer of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Vosshall will join the leadership team at HHMI, a major philanthropy that supports basic biomedical scientists and educators.

Pamela Björkman wins the 2021 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize

Pamela J. Björkman, who discovered key aspects of the immune system that are helping to direct better treatment for infection from viruses and other diseases, will receive the prize in a virtual ceremony hosted by Rockefeller on September 30.

Frames of Mind 

We think of brains as computers—stimulus in, action out. But they’re far more finicky than any iMac. Easily swayed by underlying internal states such as hunger, aggression, or arousal, our neurons are capable of incredible flexibility. For neuroscientists, it’s yet another wrinkle in understanding our wrinkliest organ.

Rockefeller saliva test for COVID-19 outperforms commercial swab tests

The DRUL saliva assay is safer, more comfortable, and less expensive than comparable COVID screening tools. Now a new study demonstrates that it is at least as sensitive as swab tests, too.

Study reveals how ribosomes are assembled in human cells

Three-dimensional images of human small ribosomal subunits offer the most detailed explanation for how the cell's protein-making machines are assembled.

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Missing immune molecule may explain why some HPV patients sprout giant horn-like growths

Scientists identified a mutation that affects one’s reaction to HPV by decreasing the production of CD28, a vital molecule within the immune system.

Guido Guidotti, a biochemist and one of Rockefeller’s early graduates, has died

Guido Guidotti, who made contributions to biochemistry and performed pioneering work during his study in the lab of Lyman Craig, has died at the age of 87.

Recent Awards and Honors

C. David Allis portrait

C. David Allis honored with Elaine Redding Brinster Prize

September 21, 2021

Allis receives the inaugural award for his research on the modification of histones—proteins that help organize and activate DNA.

Seth A. Darst portrait

Seth A. Darst receives Gregori Aminoff Prize

September 14, 2021

Darst is recognized for his work examining RNA polymerase, the enzyme that copies DNA sequences into RNA.

More awards and honors

Rockefeller in the News

NPR

"Even in fully vaccinated, asymptomatic individuals, they can have enough virus to transmit it," says Robert Darnell, a physician scientist at the Rockefeller University. "Delta is very good at replicating, attaching and inserting itself into cells."

Scientific American

“Despite having completely different body structures, body sizes and environments that they’re moving through, there’s something about this particular coordination scheme that’s efficient across all of these conditions,” Jasmine Nirody said. 

Nature

Researchers, like Rockefeller’s Ali Brivanlou, are now permitted to grow human embryos in the lab for longer than 14 days. Here’s what they could learn. 

Seek magazine

Rockefeller’s flagship publication is interested not just in scientific results, but in the people, ideas, and conversations that ignite discovery. The latest issue takes a look at how the brain’s internal states drive its remarkable ability to reach different conclusion based on the same information. Also: The latest from Rockefeller’s COVID labs, and much more.


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