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Elaine Fuchs to receive 2012 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology

Elaine Fuchs, Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor and head of the Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development, will receive the 2012 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology, a coveted award given to honor advancements in the science that underlies our understanding of birth defects. Sh...

Tarun Kapoor to receive Irving Sigal Young Investigator Award

Tarun Kapoor, Pels Family Professor and head of the Laboratory of Chemistry and Cell Biology, will receive the 2012 Irving Sigal Young Investigator Award from The Protein Society. The award recognizes Dr. Kapoor’s work combining chemical and biological approaches to dissect mechanisms of cell div...

2011 Nobel Prize Ceremony to be webcast live

Tomorrow, the family of Nobel Prize winner Ralph M. Steinman, who died September 30, will accept the Nobel medal and diploma on his behalf from King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden. The ceremony will be Webcast live beginning at 10:20 a.m. Eastern Time. A video of the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony will al...

Marc Tessier-Lavigne elected to Institute of Medicine

Rockefeller University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, the health and medicine branch of the National Academy of Sciences. Announced today at the institute’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Tessier-Lavigne is among 65 new members and five foreign ...

Michael W. Young to receive 2011 Horwitz Prize for studies on molecular basis of circadian rhythms

Michael W. Young, head of the Laboratory of Genetics at Rockefeller University, will receive the 2011 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University. He shares the prize with Jeffrey C. Hall and Michael Rosbash for their work on the molecular basis of circadian rhythms, the first demonstrati...

Rockefeller University scientist Ralph Steinman, honored today with Nobel Prize for discovery of dendritic cells, dies at 68

Rockefeller University cell biologist Ralph M. Steinman, who discovered the immune system’s sentinel dendritic cells and demonstrated that science can fruitfully harness the power of these cells and other components of the immune system to curb infections and other communicable diseases, is this ...

Gaby Maimon named one of Popular Science’s "Brilliant Ten"

Gaby Maimon, one of Rockefeller’s newest faculty members, who studies the neural basis for decision-making in fruit flies, has been named one of Popular Science’s “Brilliant Ten.” The honor recognizes Maimon’s development of a technique to monitor electrical activity in individual neurons ...

2011 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize to be awarded to McGill University memory researcher

Brenda Milner, a pioneer in the field of cognitive neuroscience whose discoveries revolutionized the understanding of memory, will be awarded the 2011 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize from The Rockefeller University. The prize, which carries an honorarium of $100,000, will be presented November 3 at...

Marc Tessier-Lavigne to receive Sloan-Kettering Medal

Rockefeller University President Marc Tessier-Lavigne will receive the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Biomedical Research at MSKCC’s 2011 Academic Convocation today. Tessier-Lavigne is the keynote speaker and will deliver the Convocation Address. Tessier-Lavigne ...

Jean-Laurent Casanova honored with Belgium’s highest scientific prize

Jean-Laurent Casanova, professor and head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases at Rockefeller University, has received the 2011 InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize for his pioneering work on the identification of genes that predispose for human infectious disease. He...

Michel C. Nussenzweig elected to National Academy of Sciences

Immunologist Michel C. Nussenzweig, head of Rockefeller University’s Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Announced today at the institute’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., Nussenzweig is among 72 new members and 18 foreign associates elec...

Jesse Ausubel elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Jesse Ausubel, director of the Program for the Human Environment at Rockefeller University, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an honorary society and independent policy research center. The academy announced the election this week; Ausubel will be inducted this fall. ...

Bruce S. McEwen to receive Scolnick Prize for research on brain hormones

Bruce S. McEwen is the winner of the 2011 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience, the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT announced today. The Scolnick Prize is awarded annually by the McGovern Institute to recognize outstanding advances in the field of neuroscience. “Bruce has made pi...

Elaine Fuchs awarded 2011 Albany Medical Center Prize

Elaine Fuchs, head of Rockefeller’s Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development, was named a recipient of this year’s Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research, at $500,000 the largest award in medicine and science in the United States. Fuchs, recognized for her co...

Elaine Fuchs to receive Passano Award

Elaine Fuchs, a world leader in skin biology and its human genetic disorders, will receive the Passano Prize for landmark contributions to skin biology and its disorders, including genetic syndromes, stem cells and cancers. Fuchs will receive the award and give the Passano Foundation Award lectur...

Titia de Lange receives 2011 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science

Titia de Lange, Leon Hess Professor and head of the Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics at Rockefeller University, has received the 2011 Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science for her body of research on mechanisms that help maintain genome stability. The prize includes a $100,000 cash award and ...

Robert B. Darnell and Victor Wilson named 2010 AAAS Fellows

Rockefeller University scientists Robert B. Darnell and Victor Wilson 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. This year 503 members have been awarded this honor by AAAS...

Robert G. Roeder to receive Salk Institute Medal for Research Excellence

Robert G. Roeder, head of the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, will receive the Salk Institute’s Medal for Research Excellence for his contributions to the understanding of RNA synthesis in animal cells. This is only the second time in Salk’s 50-year history that medals have ...

Two Rockefeller scientists elected to Institute of Medicine

Rockefeller University scientists Robert B. Darnell, head of the Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-oncology, and Titia de Lange, head of the Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics, have been elected to the Institute of Medicine, the health and medicine branch of the National Academy of Sciences. Ann...

Jeffrey M. Friedman receives Albert Lasker Award for discovery of leptin

This year’s Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, the most prestigious American prize in science, honors Rockefeller University’s Jeffrey M. Friedman, who discovered leptin, a hormone that regulates food intake and body weight. Friedman, who is the Marilyn M. Simpson Professor and hea...

Paul Greengard receives Karolinska Institutet’s Bicentennial Gold Medal

Paul Greengard, a Nobel Prize-winning neurobiologist at Rockefeller University, will receive the Karolinska Institutet’s Bicentennial Gold Medal, the Swedish medical university announced today. This medal is the highest award conferred by the Karolinska Institutet during its 200th anniversary ...

Rockefeller postdoc named finalist for Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

Agnel Sfeir, a postdoctoral fellow at Rockefeller University, has been named a finalist in the fourth annual Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists competition. Established by the New York Academy of Sciences and the Blavatnik Charitable Foundation to recognize the contributions of young scientis...

Winrich Freiwald named Pew Scholar

Winrich Freiwald, a cognitive neuroscientist who uses imaging techniques to study the parts of the brain responsible for visual processing, has been named a 2010 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. Freiwald will receive $240,000 over four years. Established 25 years ago, the Pew Scholars Pr...

Donald W. Pfaff and Bruce S. McEwen will share 2010 Fondation IPSEN Neuronal Plasticity Prize

Two Rockefeller University scientists, Donald W. Pfaff and Bruce S. McEwen, have been named recipients of the 2010 Fondation IPSEN Neuronal Plasticity Prize for their studies on the neuroendocrine control of behavior. They share the prize with Thomas R. Insel, director of the National Institute ...

Ralph M. Steinman receives 2010 Heineken Prize for Medicine

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine to Ralph M. Steinman “for his discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in the immune response.” Awarded since 1989 to researchers and others in the medical field, the prize consists of a c...

Titia de Lange receives AACR Clowes Award

Titia de Lange, a cell biologist who studies how the erosion of chromosome ends is related to the development of cancer, was awarded the G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award from the American Association for Cancer Research this week. de Lange, who is the Leon Hess Professor at Rockefeller and an Ameri...

Rockefeller University names Martin Rees 2009 Lewis Thomas Prize winner

Cosmologist and astrophysicist Martin Rees has been named the recipient of Rockefeller University’s Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science for 2009. The award recognizes Rees’s 2000 publication Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape The Universe, and will be presented to him at a c...

Leslie Vosshall, Paul Greengard win Dart/NYU biotech awards

Two Rockefeller scientists will be honored this week with the 2010 Dart/NYU award, which recognizes the role of pure science in the development of pharmaceuticals and honors scientists whose work has led to major advances to improving patient care. Leslie B. Vosshall, head of the Laboratory of Ne...

Titia de Lange awarded grant, named American Cancer Society Research Professor

Titia de Lange, Leon Hess Professor and head of the Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics at The Rockefeller University, has received a $400,000 grant from the American Cancer Society and has been named an American Cancer Society Research Professor. The five-year grant, which is effective Janua...

Rockefeller postdoc wins GE & Science Prize

Michael Crickmore, a Rockefeller University postdoctoral fellow in Leslie B. Vosshall’s Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior, is Grand Prize winner in the 2009 GE & Science Prize for Young Life Scientists, an essay competition established and administered by GE Healthcare, Science magazine an...