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Shaham and Chalasani named winners of 2009 Blavatnik Awards

Two Rockefeller University scientists were named winners of the third annual Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists at last night’s Science and the City Gala hosted by the New York Academy of Sciences. Associate Professor Shai Shaham, head of Rockefeller’s Laboratory of Developmental Genetics, an...

2009 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize goes to pioneering geneticist

The recipient of the 2009 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize is Australian geneticist Suzanne Cory, professor and former director of the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research. Created to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding female scientists and administered by The Rockefeller Un...

Rockefeller postdoc named finalist for Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

Max Heiman, a postdoctoral fellow at Rockefeller University, has been named a finalist in the eighth annual Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology competition. The international prize, established in 2002 by Eppendorf and Sciencemagazine, recognizes the most outstanding neurobiological resear...

Elaine Fuchs to receive 2010 L'Oréal-UNESCO prize for women scientists

Elaine Fuchs, Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor and head of the Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development at Rockefeller University, will be the North American recipient of a 2010 L'Oréal-UNESCO Award in the Life Sciences, which recognizes exceptional women scientists. Fuchs is one of fi...

Immunologist Michel Nussenzweig elected to Institute of Medicine

Immunologist Michel C. Nussenzweig, head of Rockefeller University's Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, has beenelected 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., Nussenz...

Obesity researcher wins Keio Medical Science Prize

Jeffrey M. Friedman, Marilyn M. Simpson Professor and head of Rockefeller University’s Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, has been named a recipient of the 14th annual Keio Medical Science Prize, announced today by Keio University. Recognized for his pioneering work in the genetics of obesity and...

Two Rockefeller scientists named finalists for Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists

Two Rockefeller scientists — Associate Professor and head of laboratory Shai Shaham and Postdoctoral Fellow Sreekanth H. Chalasani — have been named finalists in the third annual Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists competition. Established by the New York Academy of Sciences and the Blavatnik ...

Head of Rockefeller University Press named 2009 SPARC Innovator

Mike Rossner, executive director of The Rockefeller University Press, has been named the newest SPARC Innovator by the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition. Announced last week, the award honors Rossner for his work as a proponent of data integrity in and wider public access to s...

Michael Young receives Gruber Foundation's 2009 Neuroscience Prize

Michael W. Young, Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor and head of the Laboratory of Genetics at Rockefeller University, has received the 2009 Neuroscience Prize of the Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation, the foundation announced today. He shares the $500,000 prize with Jeffrey Hall, professor o...

Jeffrey Friedman receives Shaw Prize for discovery of leptin

Jeffrey M. Friedman, Marilyn M. Simpson Professor and head of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics at Rockefeller University, has received the 2009 Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine. The prize was announced today by the Hong Kong-based Shaw Prize Foundation. Friedman shares the $1 million a...

Rockefeller University names Robert Sapolsky 2008 Lewis Thomas Prize winner

Primatologist and Stanford University neuroscientist Robert M. Sapolsky has been named the recipient of Rockefeller University’s Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science for 2008. The award recognizes Sapolsky’s 2001 publication A Primate’s Memoir: A Neuroscientist’s Unconventional Life...

Eric Siggia joins National Academy of Sciences

Eric D. Siggia, whose laboratory is interested in applying informatics approaches to study gene expression and other biological problems, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the United States. Siggia, who is professor...

Ralph Steinman awarded 2009 Albany Medical Center Prize

Ralph M. Steinman, head of Rockefeller University’s Laboratory of Cellular Physiology and Immunology, 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 or science in the United States. Steinman, recogni...

Sean Brady named HHMI Early Career Scientist

Sean F. Brady, assistant professor and head of the Laboratory of Genetically Encoded Small Molecules at The Rockefeller University, has been named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Early Career Scientist. The Early Career Scientist program, launched in 2008, was created to support the work...

2008 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize awarded to three leading biologists

The Rockefeller University has announced the winners of the fifth annual Pearl Meister Greengard Prize: Elizabeth H. Blackburn of the University of California, San Francisco; Carol W. Greider of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Vicki Lundblad of the Salk Institute for Biologic...

Nadya Dimitrova wins 2009 Weintraub Graduate Student Award

Nadya Dimitrova, a graduate fellow in Titia de Lange’s Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics 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. Ms. Dimitrova ...

Cori Bargmann wins 2009 Lounsbery Award

Cori Bargmann, head of Rockefeller University’s Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior, is the recipient of this year’s Richard Lounsbery Award from the National Academy of Sciences. The award, which was announced on Wednesday, is in recognition of Bargmann’s successful use of molecular an...

Tom Muir, Paul Nurse honored at Science and the City Gala

The New York Academy of Sciences has honored Rockefeller University professor Tom W. Muir with a Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists, and also presented Rockefeller president Paul Nurse with a Science and the City Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in New York City. The awards were given at t...

Michel Nussenzweig wins Howley Prize for Arthritis Research

Michel C. Nussenzweig, head of the Laboratory of Molecular Immunology at Rockefeller University, is one of this year’s two winners of the Lee C. Howley Sr. Prize for Arthritis Research. The award will be presented at the Evening of Honors reception of the annual Arthritis Foundation meeting Novem...

Four Rockefeller researchers named finalists in Blavavtik Awards for Young Scientists

Four Rockefeller scientists — head of laboratory Tom W. Muir, postdocs Valerie Horsley and Andreas Keller and former postdoc Matthew Evans — have been named finalists for the second annual Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists. Established by the New York Academy of Sciences and the Blavatnik Ch...

Two Rockefeller faculty become new HHMI investigators

Two Rockefeller faculty members, Paul D. Bieniasz and Leslie B. Vosshall, are among 56 biomedical scientists nationwide chosen to become Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators this year. The new appointments bring the total number of HHMI investigators at the university to 14. HHMI investi...

Seth Darst joins National Academy of Sciences

Seth Darst, whose research explores the mechanisms by which RNA is transcribed from DNA, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest honors given to a scientist or engineer in the United States. Darst will be inducted into the Academy next April during its annual meet...

Jeffrey Ravetch elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Jeffrey V. Ravetch, an immunologist who studies how cells respond to specific antibodies, has been elected to The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an independent policy research center that undertakes studies of complex and emerging problems. The academy announced the election this week; Ra...

First Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prizes awarded to infectious disease experts

The inaugural Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prizes, named after Rockefeller University’s prominent early-20th-century bacteriologist, were awarded to Brian Greenwood and Miriam K. Were, the government of Japan announced yesterday. Greenwood, Manson Professor of Clinical Tropical Medicine at the London Sc...

Three geneticists win 2007 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize

The fourth annual Pearl Meister Greengard Prize has been awarded to Gail Martin of the University of California, San Francisco, Beatrice Mintz of the Fox Chase Cancer Center and Elizabeth Robertson of the University of Oxford. The award, created to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding fem...

Center for Clinical and Translational Science funds eight new pilot studies

The Rockefeller University Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) has announced the recipients of its 2008 Pilot Project grants. Eight Rockefeller researchers will each receive $25,000 from the center to fund early studies in translational science that, if successful, might lead to ...

Three biophysicists receive Burroughs Wellcome career awards

Three Rockefeller University scientists are among the 2008 Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Awards at the Scientific Interface (CASI): Dirk Albrecht, postdoctoral associate in Cori Bargmann’s Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior, Maria Neimark Geffen, fellow at the Center for Studies in Physi...

Sean Brady named 2007 Beckman Young investigator

Chemical biologist Sean Brady, head of Rockefeller University’s Laboratory of Genetically Encoded Small Molecules, is one of this year’s Beckman Young Investigators. One of 16 awardees this year, Brady was chosen by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation for his work in the discovery and study ...

Jeffrey Ravetch elected to Institute of Medicine

Jeffrey V. Ravetch, head of Rockefeller University’s Leonard Wagner Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Immunology, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine. Ravetch is one of 65 new members and four foreign associates whose election was announced today at the institute’s annual meeting at...

Rockefeller immunologist receives Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research

This year’s Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, the most prestigious American prize in science, honors Rockefeller University’s Ralph M. Steinman, who discovered dendritic cells, the preeminent component of the immune system that initiates and regulates the body's response to foreign...