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C. David Allis receives the 2016 Gruber Genetics Prize

C. David Allis, Joy and Jack Fishman Professor and head of the Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics, has won the 2016 Gruber Genetics Prize. He shares the $500,000 award with Michael Grunstein of the University of California, Los Angeles. The award, given by The Gruber Foundation, reco...

Torsten Wiesel wins Karolinska Institute’s Jubilee Gold Medal

Torsten Wiesel, President Emeritus and Vincent and Brooke Astor Professor Emeritus, will receive the Karolinska Institute’s Jubilee Gold Medal in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Sweden’s scientific community and to the medical university itself. Wiesel shares the award with Rune ...

Nathaniel Heintz and Stanislas Leibler elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Nathaniel Heintz, James and Marilyn Simons Professor and head of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, and Stanislas Leibler, Gladys T. Perkin Professor and head of the Laboratory of Living Matter, have been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. They are among 84 new national and 21 ne...

Charles Rice wins Belgium’s highest scientific prize

Charles M. Rice, Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg Professor in Virology and head of the Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease, has been honored with the 2016 InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize for his work on the hepatitis C virus. Queen Mathilde of Belgium presented Rice with the prize...

Global ranking places Rockefeller ahead of 1,300 universities in two key measures of scientific impact

A comparison of more than 1,300 universities worldwide has found that Rockefeller University ranks first place in two key categories that measure the impact of its research and the transfer of knowledge to the private sector. The results, which were released April 4 by the European Commission–fun...

Jeffrey Friedman receives the 2016 Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine

Jeffrey Friedman, Marilyn M. Simpson Professor and head of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, has won the 2016 Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine. The award, given by the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Harrington Discovery Institute, recognizes physician-scientist...

Barry Coller receives the 2016 Gill Award for outstanding contributions to cardiovascular research

Barry Coller, vice president for medical affairs and physician-in-chief of The Rockefeller University Hospital, has won the 2016 Gill Award. The prize, given by the University of Kentucky Gill Heart Institute, recognizes lifelong achievements in the study of cardiovascular biology and disease. ...

Cori Bargmann honored with the 2016 Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

Cori Bargmann, Torsten N. Wiesel Professor and head of the Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior, has won the 2016 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience, an award given by the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT to recognize outstanding advances in the field...

Alex Gitlin and Wenyan Jiang win 2016 Weintraub Graduate Student Awards

Alex Gitlin, who performed his thesis research in Michel Nussenzweig’s Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, and Wenyan Jiang, a graduate fellow in Luciano Marraffini’s Laboratory of Bacteriology, are two of this year’s recipients of the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award. The award, one...

Jean-Laurent Casanova honored with the Korsmeyer Award

Jean-Laurent Casanova, professor and head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, is the recipient of the 2016 Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award for his work investigating the genetic basis of pediatric infectious diseases. The award, given by the American Society for Clini...

Lewis Thomas Prize to be awarded to Sean B. Carroll

Evolutionary biologist, educator, and author Sean B. Carroll will be presented with The Rockefeller University's Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science at a ceremony on March 14. The award recognizes Carroll's body of work, including his 2013 book Brave Genius: A Scientist, A Philosopher, a...

Luciano Marraffini receives the Hans Sigrist Prize for work on antibiotic resistance

Luciano Marraffini, assistant professor and head of the Laboratory of Bacteriology, has been recognized with the Hans Sigrist Prize for his work developing a new approach to combat antibiotic resistance. This Swiss award, bestowed by the University of Bern, specifically honors Marraffini for mani...

Jean-Laurent Casanova elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Jean-Laurent Casanova, who investigates genetic vulnerability to infectious diseases among children, has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Medicine, the health and medicine arm of the National Academy of Sciences. Casanova is professor and head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Gen...

Two Rockefeller postdocs recognized by Blavatnik Regional Awards

The Blavatnik Regional Awards is honoring two young scientists for their work at Rockefeller. On October 13, the Blavatnik Family Foundation and the New York Academy of Sciences named Hani Goodarzi, a postdoc in Sohail Tavazoie’s laboratory, a 2015 Blavatnik Regional Award Winner in the life scie...

Helen Hobbs will receive the 2015 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize

MSNBC Host Rachel Maddow to Present Award Honoring Women in Science to Researcher Whose Work on LDL Cholesterol Led to New Therapeutics NEW YORK, NY—The Rockefeller University has announced that Helen H. Hobbs, MD, will receive the 2015 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize, an annual award recognizing...

Heilbrunn Center announces recipients of its Nurse Scholar Awards

Three nurses at New York state universities have been selected to receive the university’s Heilbrunn Nurse Scholar Awards, which The Rockefeller University awards annually to provide financial support for nurses while they pursue independent research projects. Each one- to two-year award provides...

Joel Cohen and Torsten Wiesel receive Golden Goose Awards for research with unexpected benefits

Joel E. Cohen, Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor and head of the Laboratory of Populations, and Torsten Wiesel, President Emeritus and Vincent and Brooke Astor Professor Emeritus, have each received a Golden Goose Award. The award honors federally funded research that may seem obscure but has le...

Luciano Marraffini and Robert Roeder recognized by ASBMB awards

Two Rockefeller scientists, Luciano Marraffini and Robert Roeder, have received awards from the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in recognition for their significant contributions to their fields. A nonprofit scientific and educational organization, the ASBMB announced its ...

Postdoc Shruti Naik wins Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation

Shruti Naik, a postdoctoral fellow in Elaine Fuchs’s Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development has won the Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation. Awarded by Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the prize recognizes innovative young scientists based on proposals they submit that have the ...

First Winners of Tri-Institutional Breakout Awards Announced

New Annual Life Sciences Award, Founded By Winners of the Breakthrough Prize, Honors Promising Postdoctoral Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Rockefeller University and Weill Cornell Medical College NEW YORK, NY — Six young scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center...

Daniel Kronauer chosen as a Pew Scholar in Biomedical Sciences

Daniel Kronauer, head of the Laboratory of Social Evolution, has been named a 2015 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. Given by the Pew Charitable Trusts, this award provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. Kronauer...

Luciano Marraffini selected as a Blavatnik National Award finalist

Luciano Marraffini, an assistant professor and head of the Laboratory of Bacteriology, has been named a finalist in the life sciences by the Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, the New York Academy of Sciences announced on May 20. Marraffini, who studies the CRISPR-Cas systems that en...

A. James Hudspeth elected to the American Philosophical Society

A. James Hudspeth, F.M. Kirby Professor and head of the Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience, has been elected to the American Philosophical Society in the biological sciences, the society has announced. The American Philosophical Society is an honorary society that elects new members each year w...

Gaby Maimon honored with a McKnight Scholar Award

Gaby Maimon, assistant professor at The Rockefeller University and head of the Laboratory of Integrative Brain Function, has received a McKnight Scholar Award for his research on the neuronal basis for behavior. Maimon and five other young scientists will each receive $75,000 per year for three y...

Paul Nurse to receive Friesen International Prize

Paul Nurse, president emeritus at Rockefeller, has been awarded the Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research. A Canadian prize, established by the Friends of Canadian Institutes of Health Research in collaboration with the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, the prize honors excep...

Leslie Vosshall and Jean-Laurent Casanova elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Two Rockefeller scientists have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Leslie B. Vosshall, Robin Chemers Neustein Professor and head of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior, has been named a member, and Jean-Laurent Casanova, senior attending physician, professor, and head of t...

Elaine Fuchs wins cell biologists’ highest honor

In recognition of her pioneering research on mammalian skin and adult stem cells, Elaine Fuchs, the Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor at The Rockefeller University, has received the E.B. Wilson Medal, the highest scientific honor bestowed by the American Society for Cell Biology. The medal will be ...

Charles Rice to receive 2015 Robert Koch Award

Charles M. Rice, Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg Professor in Virology, has been selected to receive the 2015 Robert Koch Award. Rice will share the €100,000 prize, awarded by the Robert Koch Foundation of Germany, with Ralf Bartenschlager from Heidelberg University for their groundbreaking w...

The Rockefeller University designated a “Milestones in Microbiology” site by the American Society for Microbiology

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) will name The Rockefeller University a “Milestones in Microbiology” site, recognizing the institution and its scientists for their significant contributions toward advancing the science of microbiology. The announcement will be made at a formal dedicat...

Rockefeller ranks first among global universities in several measures of scientific impact

In a new international comparison of universities, Rockefeller University dominates the rankings related to the impact of its research and the transfer of knowledge to the private sector. The rankings, released March 30 by the European Commission-funded U-Multirank survey, placed Rockefeller amon...