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Jean-Laurent Casanova appointed HHMI investigator

Jean-Laurent Casanova, senior attending physician at The Rockefeller University Hospital and head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, has been named one of 27 new investigators with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the nonprofit medical research organi...

Lewis Thomas Prize to be awarded to Kay Redfield Jamison

Clinical psychologist and author Kay Redfield Jamison will be presented with Rockefeller University’s 2012 Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science at a ceremony on June 5, 2013. The award recognizes Jamison’s 1993 book Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament...

Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Jeffrey Friedman elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced its new class of members today, including two Rockefeller University researchers. Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Rockefeller president, Carson Family Professor and head of the Laboratory of Brain Development and Repair, and Jeffrey M. Friedman, Marilyn M...

Elaine Fuchs to receive Pasarow Award

Elaine Fuchs, Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor and head of the Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at Rockefeller University, is one of three recipients of this year’s Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Medical Research Awards in Cancer Research. Pasarow awards, first present...

Teresa Davoli wins 2013 Weintraub Graduate Student Award

Rockefeller University graduate student Teresa Davoli, who will receive her degree this June, has been given a Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, one of the country’s most prestigious graduate student prizes. Davoli has been a member of Titia de Lange’s Laboratory of Cell Biology and Ge...

Vanessa Ruta awarded Sloan Research Fellowship

Vanessa Ruta, assistant professor and head of the Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior at The Rockefeller University, has been awarded a 2012 Sloan Research Fellowship. Ruta will receive $50,000 to further her research on how neural circuits are modified by experience. The two-year fellowsh...

Cori Bargmann, Titia de Lange win inaugural Breakthrough Prizes worth $3 million

Two Rockefeller University scientists are among 11 winners of the first annual Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, an award established by six tech entrepreneurs dedicated to advancing breakthrough research. At $3 million each, the prizes are worth more than twice the amount of the Nobel. Cori B...

David Allis awarded $1 million grant from Starr Cancer Consortium

C. David Allis, Joy and Jack Fishman Professor and head of the Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics at Rockefeller, has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Starr Cancer Consortium. Allis leads one of five cancer research teams from the New York City based members of the consortium...

Jeff Friedman to receive King Faisal and BBVA prizes

Jeffrey M. Friedman, the Marilyn M. Simpson Professor and head of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, will be the recipient of two international scientific awards announced this week. The King Faisal International Prize in Medicine, from the Saudi Arabian King Faisal Foundation, and the BBVA Fr...

Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences awarded to Mike Young and colleagues

Michael W. Young, Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor and head of the Laboratory of Genetics, has been awarded the twelfth annual Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences along with his colleagues, Jeffrey Hall and Michael Rosbash of Brandeis University. The researchers are being honored for their disc...

Charles M. Rice awarded Dautrebande 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 given the Prize of Pathophysiology Professor Lucien Dautrebande from the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine for his description of the molecular and ce...

Elaine Fuchs awarded distinguished medal from New York Academy of Medicine

Elaine Fuchs, Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor and head of the Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at Rockefeller University, will be awarded the 2012 Academy Medal for Distinguished Contributions in Biomedical Science from the New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM), for her innovati...

Rockefeller fellow receives NIH ‘early independence award’ to study immune responses with high throughput sequencing

Brad Rosenberg, who completed his M.D.-Ph.D. through the Tri-Institutional program in May, is one of 14 early-career investigators across the country to receive an NIH Director’s Early Independence Award, which will allow him to establish his own research program at Rockefeller. He has been named...

Shai Shaham and Sean Brady receive promotions

Two Rockefeller faculty members have received promotions, both of which were approved by the Board at its June 7 meeting. Shai Shaham, head of the Laboratory of Developmental Genetics at The Rockefeller University, has been awarded tenure and promoted to professor; Sean Brady, head of the Laborat...

Jeffrey M. Friedman awarded 11th IPSEN Endocrine Regulation Prize

The Fondation IPSEN has awarded its 11th Endocrine Regulation Prize to Jeffrey M. Friedman, the Marilyn M. Simpson Professor and head of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, for his discovery of the hormone leptin and its role in regulating body weight. The French foundation, whose mission is to...

Five Rockefeller scientists receive high risk-high reward NIH grants

An unprecedented number of Rockefeller University faculty have been awarded prestigious five-year grants under the High Risk High Reward program supported by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund. Robert B. Darnell and Thomas Tuschl are each receiving a 2012 NIH Director’s Transformative ...

Michael W. Young receives Massry Prize

Michael W. Young, Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor and head of the Laboratory of Genetics, is being honored with the 2012 Massry Prize for his groundbreaking work on the molecular biology of circadian rhythms. Established by the Meira and Shaul G. Massry Foundation, the prize recognizes outsta...

Jean-Laurent Casanova to receive 2012 Milstein Award

Jean-Laurent Casanova, head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, has been named the Seymour and Vivian Milstein Award for Excellence in Interferon and Cytokine Research 2012 laureate. He will receive the prize at the annual meeting of the International Society of ...

Jeffrey Ravetch wins 2012 Sanofi – Institut Pasteur Award

Jeffrey V. Ravetch, head of the Leonard Wagner Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Immunology at Rockefeller University, has been given the 2012 Sanofi – Institut Pasteur Award for discovering mechanisms by which antibodies carry out their diverse biological functions. He is one of four scientis...

Vanessa Ruta named Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences

Vanessa Ruta, head of the Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior at The Rockefeller University, has been chosen as a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Ruta is among twenty-two early-career researchers who are being honored for showing outstanding promise in ...

Cornelia Bargmann receives Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

Cornelia Bargmann, Torsten N. Wiesel Professor and head of the Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior, is the recipient of the 2012 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience, the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters announced today. Bargmann, who is also an investigator at the How...

Two Rockefeller postdocs win Blavatnik Awards

Two Rockefeller University postdoctoral fellows have been named winners in the 2012 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists competition from The New York Academy of Sciences. Andrey Feklistov, from Seth Darst’s Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, and Nicholas Stavropoulos, from Michael Young’s Lab...

Vanessa Ruta honored with McKnight Scholar Award

Vanessa Ruta, assistant professor at The Rockefeller University and head of the Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior, has been honored with a McKnight Scholar Award for her research on the functional organization of the neural circuits underlying olfactory learning. The 2012 awards, present...

American Philosophical Society elects Cori Bargmann to membership

Cori Bargmann, Torsten N. Wiesel Professor at The Rockefeller University and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has been elected to the American Philosophical Society in the biological sciences. The American Philosophical Society is an honorary society that elects new members...

Cori Bargmann honored with Dart/NYU Biotechnology Achievement Award

Cori Bargmann, head of the Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior at Rockefeller University, will receive the twelfth annual Dart/NYU Biotechnology Achievement Award in Basic Biotechnology. Bargmann, the Torsten N. Wiesel Professor at Rockefeller and an investigator at H...

Albany Medical Center Prize awarded to James E. Darnell Jr. and Robert G. Roeder

Two Rockefeller University pioneers in the field of gene regulation and expression will be honored with the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, the nation’s largest prize in medicine. James E. Darnell Jr., head of the Laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology at Rockefelle...

Jeffrey V. Ravetch and Michael W. Young to receive Canada Gairdner International Awards

Two Rockefeller University scientists will be honored with a Canada Gairdner International Award this year, which are given for significant discoveries in medical science. Jeffrey V. Ravetch, Theresa and Eugene Lang Professor and head of the Leonard Wagner Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Imm...

Marc Tessier-Lavigne to receive Friesen International Prize

Marc Tessier-Lavigne will receive the Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research. The Prize, established by the Friends of Canadian Institutes of Health Research in collaboration with the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, recognizes exceptional innovation by a visionary health lea...

Titia de Lange to receive Heineken Prize

Titia de Lange, Leon Hess Professor and head of the Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics at Rockefeller University, has been awarded the Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics, the first time the award has been given to a woman. Presented by the Royal Netherlands Academy for Ar...

Johannes Scheid wins 2012 Weintraub Graduate Student Award

Johannes Scheid, a graduate student in Michel Nussenzweig’s Laboratory of Molecular Immunology at Rockefeller University, has been named one of this year’s recipients of the Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award, administered by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Scheid is one of 1...