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Lewis Thomas Prize to honor mathematicians Steven Strogatz and Ian Stewart

Two mathematicians, Ian Stewart and Steven Strogatz, will share the 2015 Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science awarded by The Rockefeller University. Stewart, from The University of Warwick and Gresham College in the United Kingdom, and Strogatz, from Cornell, are the first mathematicians ...

Charles Gilbert to receive Scolnick Prize for visual perception work

Rockefeller’s Charles Gilbert, who studies visual perception, has won the 2015 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. The prize, announced yesterday, will be formally presented on...

Jeffrey Ravetch wins Wolf Prize in Medicine

Jeffrey V. Ravetch, head of the Leonard Wagner Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Immunology at Rockefeller University, was named a recipient of the 2015 Wolf Prize in Medicine on Friday (January 30) and will receive the award at a ceremony in Tel Aviv in May. He shares the prize, which include...

Jeffrey M. Friedman and Leslie B. Vosshall named 2014 AAAS Fellows

Rockefeller University scientists Jeffrey M. Friedman and Leslie B. Vosshall have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers for scientifically or socially distinguished efforts...

Marc Tessier-Lavigne receives lifetime achievement award from biotech executives

A group of chief executive officers from leading biotechnology companies has presented Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Rockefeller’s president, with a Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his leadership in the bioscience community. The award was announced at a Boston Biotech Conference of executive...

C. David Allis wins the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences

For his foundational research on the unexpected regulation of gene activation by modifications to proteins that package DNA, work with implications for many diseases including cancer, Rockefeller’s C. David Allis has been honored with the 2015 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences. Allis, Joy and...

Cori Bargmann awarded 2015 Benjamin Franklin Medal

Rockefeller University’s Cori Bargmann, a neurobiologist who studies the relationships between genes, neural circuits and behavior in roundworms, will receive the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science. The award, announced this week, will be presented in April at The Franklin Institute in ...

Rockefeller neurobiology lab is awarded first-round BRAIN initiative grant

A proposal to develop a new way to remotely control brain cells from Sarah Stanley, a Research Associate in Rockefeller University’s Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, headed by Jeffrey M. Friedman, is among the first to receive funding from U.S. President Barack Obama’s BRAIN initiative. The pro...

Rockefeller postdoc Stephen Brohawn named Blavatnik Award regional finalist

Stephen Brohawn, a postdoctoral fellow at The Rockefeller University, has been named a Blavatnik Award regional finalist in chemistry by the New York Academy of Sciences. Brohawn is a member of Roderick MacKinnon’s Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics. The Blavatnick Awards were es...

Stanford's Lucy Shapiro to receive 2014 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize

The Rockefeller University has announced that Lucy Shapiro, professor of developmental biology at Stanford University School of Medicine, will receive the 2014 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize. The annual award, which celebrates the achievements of outstanding women in science, will be presented to ...

Jean-Laurent Casanova honored with 2014 Sanofi-Institut Pasteur Award

Jean-Laurent Casanova, professor and head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases at The Rockefeller University, has been named a 2014 Sanofi-Institut Pasteur Award winner for his paradigm-shifting discovery of the role of single-gene mutations in infectious diseases,...

Jean-Laurent Casanova to receive 2014 Robert Koch Award

Jean-Laurent Casanova, head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, has been awarded the 2014 Robert Koch Award from the Berlin, Germany based Robert Koch Foundation. Casanova shares the prize with Alain Fischer from the Collège de France and Imagine Institute and th...

Daniel Schramek awarded Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation by a Postdoctoral Fellow

Daniel Schramek, a postdoctoral fellow in Elaine Fuchs’s Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development, has received the Regeneron Prize for Creative Innovation from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The national award, in its second year, is given to one postdoc and one graduate student ann...

Tri-Institutional Breakthrough Prize winners establish new award for postdocs

Three winners of the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, Charles L. Sawyers of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Cornelia I. Bargmann of the Rockefeller University and Lewis C. Cantley of Weill Cornell Medical College, have used a portion of their awards to establish a new annua...

Robert Darnell elected to National Academy of Sciences

Robert B. Darnell, Robert and Harriet Heilbrunn Professor and head of the Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-oncology, has been named a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Darnell is one of 84 newly elected members announced today by the Academy; an additional 21 foreign associates from 15 cou...

Surgeon and writer Atul Gawande awarded Lewis Thomas Prize

Atul Gawande, a surgeon who has written several highly regarded books on public health, has been awarded the 2014 Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science from The Rockefeller University. Gawande was honored at a ceremony in Rockefeller’s Caspary Auditorium in March. The Lewis Thomas Prize wa...

Titia de Lange to receive Canada Gairdner International Award

Titia de Lange, a cell biologist who studies how the ends of chromosomes are protected from damage, will be honored with the Canada Gairdner International Award, given for significant discoveries in medical science. de Lange, who is Leon Hess Professor and head of the Laboratory of Cell Biology a...

Nora Pencheva wins 2014 Weintraub Graduate Student Award

Nora Pencheva, a graduate fellow in Sohail Tavazoie’s Laboratory of Systems Cancer Biology, will receive a Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, one of the country’s most prestigious graduate student prizes. The award is given by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and recognizes ou...

Adjunct faculty member Kayo Inaba receives L'Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science award

Kayo Inaba, known for her work on dendritic cells, is being honored as the Asia-Pacific recipient of the L’Oréal-UNESCO Women in Science award, which supports eminent women in science throughout the world who are working in the life and physical sciences. Inaba is an adjunct faculty member in Mic...

Elaine Fuchs receives prestigious award from American Association for Cancer Research

In recognition of her contributions to the understanding of skin, skin stem cells and skin-related disease, Rockefeller’s Elaine Fuchs will receive the 2014 Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research from the American Association for Cancer Research. The award, announced to...

Sebastian Klinge awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

Rockefeller’s Sebastian Klinge, who joined the faculty in September, will be the recipient of one of the most distinguished awards for early-career scientists from the United States and Canada, the Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship. Klinge is among 126 scholars from a range of scientific discip...

David Allis, pioneer in epigenetics, to receive prestigious Japan Prize

C. David Allis, a pioneer in the field of epigenetics whose discovery that chemical modifications of DNA-packaging proteins play a key role in regulating the activity of individual genes, will be awarded the 2014 Japan Prize in Life Sciences. The announcement, by the Japan Prize Foundation, was m...

Neuroscientist Gaby Maimon given top honor from White House for early career scientists

Gaby Maimon, assistant professor and head of the Laboratory of Integrative Brain Function at Rockefeller, has been chosen by President Obama as one of 20 NIH scientists to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government t...

Neuroscientist Winrich Freiwald awarded New York Stem Cell Foundation grant

Winrich Freiwald, assistant professor and head of the Laboratory of Neural Systems at The Rockefeller University, has been named a Robertson Investigator by the New York Stem Cell Foundation. He is one of seven scientists who will receive $1.5 million over the next five years to expand their labo...

Neurobiologist Vanessa Ruta receives New Innovator Award to fund research on memory wiring in the brain

Vanessa Ruta, head of the Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior, is the latest Rockefeller scientist to be given a prestigious NIH Director’s Award, a collection of awards that recognize highly innovative approaches to contemporary challenges in biomedical research. The New Innovator Award, ...

Huda Y. Zoghbi, pediatric neurologist, to receive 2013 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize

Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D., a pediatric neurologist and neuroscientist who has worked on the genetic underpinnings of rare neurological diseases and advanced our understanding of brain disorders, has been selected to receive the tenth annual Pearl Meister Greengard Prize — one of the world’s preemin...

James E. Darnell Jr. elected to membership in American Philosophical Society

James E. Darnell Jr., Vincent Astor Professor Emeritus, has been elected to the American Philosophical Society in the biological sciences. The American Philosophical Society is an honorary society that elects new members each year who have shown extraordinary accomplishments in their fields. Foun...

Jonathan Fisher receives Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists

Jonathan Fisher, a postdoctoral fellow in James Hudspeth’s Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience at Rockefeller, has been given the Blavatnik Award, a distinction for early-career scientists. The award is sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences and given to researchers under the age of 42 who ...

Paul Nurse receives Albert Einstein World Award of Science

The World Cultural Council has awarded Paul Nurse, president emeritus and head of the Laboratory of Yeast Genetics and Cell Biology at The Rockefeller University, its Albert Einstein World Award of Science. The award honors those whose research has brought “true benefit and well-being to mankind,...

Mike Young to receive Shaw Prize

Michael W. Young, Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor and head of the Laboratory of Genetics, will receive the 2013 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine in recognition of his work on the molecular biology of circadian rhythms. The prize was announced this week at a press conference in Hong Kon...