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De Lange, Nussenzweig elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an independent policy research center that undertakes studies of complex and emerging problems, announced this week that two Rockefeller University faculty members have been elected to its membership. Titia de Lange, head of Rockefeller’s Laboratory of C...

Libchaber and Young elected to National Academy of Sciences

Albert J. Libchaber, head of Rockefeller University’s Laboratory of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, and Michael W. Young, head of the Laboratory of Genetics, were elected to the National Academy of Sciences during its 144th annual meeting in Washington, D.C. this morning. The Rockefeller s...

Jeffrey Ravetch to receive William B. Coley Award

The 2007 William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic and Tumor Immunology has been awarded to Jeffrey V. Ravetch, head of Rockefeller University’s Leonard Wagner Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Immunology. The Cancer Research Institute, which administers the prize, chose Ravet...

David Allis to receive Gairdner Award

C. David Allis, Joy and Jack Fishman Professor at Rockefeller University, is a recipient of the 2007 Gairdner Foundation International Awards. Allis is one of five scientists honored by the Gairdner Foundation for “fundamental discoveries that will have impact on human genetic development, cancer...

Jeffrey Friedman to receive Kovalenko Medal

The National Academy of Sciences announced today that Rockefeller University scientist Jeffrey M. Friedman will receive the National Academy of Sciences’ Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal — a medal and prize of $25,000 awarded every three years for important contributions to the medical sciences....

Lederberg receives Presidential Medal of Freedom

President Emeritus Joshua Lederberg is one of 10 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civil award, President George W. Bush announced today. Established by Executive Order 11085 in 1963, the Medal may be awarded by the president “to any person who has made an e...

Three Rockefeller scientists elected AAAS fellows

Three Rockefeller University scientists have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the world’s largest general scientific society. The election of Arleen Auerbach, Cori Bargmann and Nathaniel Heintz was announced in the AAAS News and Notes section...

American Chemical Society to recognize breakthrough 1963 chemistry discovery

A discovery by a Rockefeller University chemist that enabled the rapid synthesis of peptides and proteins — and garnered a Nobel Prize in 1984 — will be honored Monday by the American Chemical Society. The presentation of the Citation for Chemical Breakthroughs will be part of a daylong scientif...

Mary Francis Lyons to receive Rockefeller's Pearl Meister Greengard Prize

The third annual Pearl Meister Greengard Prize, an international award to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding women scientists, will be presented to British geneticist Mary Frances Lyon on November 2. The prize, awarded by Rockefeller University, was established by Paul Greengard, Rockef...

Four Rockefeller scientists elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Four Rockefeller University scientists — Titia de Lange, Charles D. Gilbert, Michael E. O’Donnell and Jeffrey V. Ravetch — have been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, a private organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for the ...

Paul Nurse elected fellow of American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Rockefeller University President Paul Nurse has been elected a fellow of 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 April 24. Founded in 1780 by John Adams, James Bow...

McEwen to receive Pasarow Award

Rockefeller University’s Bruce McEwen, whose laboratory studies how the brain changes in response to stress and other experiences, will receive the 2005 Neuropsychiatry Research Award from the Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation. The announcement was made this week by the Pasarow Foundation i...

Rockefeller neurobiologist to receive Benjamin Franklin Medal

Rockefeller University’s Fernando Nottebohm will receive the 2006 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science, The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia announced today. The medal recognizes Nottebohm’s discovery of neuronal replacement in the adult vertebrate brain and the elaboration of the mechanism...

Three Rockefeller scientists receive 2005 Mayor's awards

Three of Rockefeller’s scientists were honored today with 2005 New York City’s Mayor’s Awards for Excellence in Science and Technology: Jan Breslow, Mitchell Feigenbaum and Leslie Vosshall. Jan Breslow is recognized with the Award in Biological and Medical Sciences for his pioneering work on ...

Paul Nurse elected trustee of HHMI

Rockefeller University President Paul Nurse has been elected a trustee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a medical research organization dedicated to the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge in the life sciences. HHMI announced Nurse’s election on December 14. Nurse, 56, is one of 1...

Two Rockefeller postdocs receive funding for research at the "scientific interface"

Two postdoctoral researchers at Rockefeller University, Nicolas E. Buchler and Edo L. Kussell, were awarded 2006 Career Awards at the Scientific Interface from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, it was announced today. Buchler and Kussell each will receive $500,000 to foster their development and produ...

Bruce McEwen awarded Goldman-Rakic Prize

Rockefeller University’s Bruce McEwen has received the Goldman-Rakic Prize for Cognitive Neuroscience from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, the world’s largest donor-supported philanthropy devoted to the support of research on brain and behavioral disorders. Mc...

Immunologist Philippa Marrack to receive Rockefeller University’s Pearl Meister Greengard Prize

The second annual Pearl Meister Greengard Prize, a major international prize awarded by The Rockefeller University to an outstanding woman scientist, will be presented to immunologist Philippa Marrack on November 10. The prize, which was established by Rockefeller University Professor and Nobel l...

Margaret Hamburg elected to Rockefeller Board of Trustees

Rockefeller University’s Trustees have elected Margaret Hamburg, M.D., a former New York City Health Commissioner, Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services and one of the youngest people ever elected to the prestigious Institute of Medicine, to serve on the university’s Board. “Peggy ...

Jeffrey Friedman elected to Institute of Medicine

Rockefeller University’s Jeffrey M. Friedman, a molecular geneticist whose discovery of the hormone leptin and its role in regulating body weight has changed our understanding of the causes of human obesity, was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, it was announced toda...

Torsten Wiesel receives Rall Medal for human rights work

Rockefeller University President Emeritus Torsten Wiesel received the Institute of Medicine’s David Rall Medal, it was announced today. The medal is awarded annually to an IOM member who has demonstrated particularly distinguished leadership as chair of a study committee or other activity, showin...

Titia de Lange receives NIH Pioneer Award

Rockefeller University’s Titia de Lange, Ph.D., is a recipient of the National Institutes of Health Director’s Pioneer Award, the NIH announced today. She will receive up to $500,000 in direct costs per year for five years to fund research that will examine how cells respond to DNA damage. The...

Thomas Eisner to receive 2005 Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science

A world authority on animal behavior, ecology and evolution, Thomas Eisner, has been chosen to receive The Rockefeller University’s 2005 Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science. Eisner will receive the prize, and give a lecture titled “The Ruling Class: Tales of Insect Survival,” on Tuesd...

York Avenue at 68th Street is named Mary Woodard Lasker Way

The block of York Avenue at 68th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, which is adjacent to Rockefeller University’s campus, has been named Mary Woodard Lasker Way, in honor of the late champion of biomedical research. A new street sign, which hangs at the southeast corner of the intersection, ...

Paul Nurse to receive Copley Medal

The Royal Society has chosen Rockefeller University President Paul Nurse to receive the prestigious Copley Medal, its premiere award. Nurse will be honored for his “contributions to cell biology in general and to the elucidation of the control of cell division.” The Copley Medal is the Royal So...

Rockefeller University scientist elected fellow of Royal Society

David Gadsby, Ph.D., professor and head of the Laboratory of Cardiac and Membrane Physiology at the Rockefeller University, was elected a fellow of the Royal Society today for his research into how ion transporters function, and specifically for furthering our understanding of the origins of cyst...

Two Rockefeller scientists elected to National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 72 new members this morning, including two Rockefeller University scientists: C. David Allis, Ph.D., Joy and Jack Fishman Professor and head of the Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics, and Charles M. Rice, Ph.D., Maurice R. an...

Jeffrey Friedman, discoverer of leptin, receives Gairdner, Passano awards

Rockefeller University's Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., a molecular geneticist whose discovery of the hormone leptin and its role in regulating body weight has changed our understanding of the causes of human obesity, has received two prestigious awards for this work: the Gairdner Foundation I...

Renowned French neuroscientist Jean-Pierre Changeux receives Rockefeller University's science writing prize

Jean-Pierre Changeux, Ph.D., one of the boldest thinkers in modern neuroscience, received the Rockefeller University Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science Tues., March 29. Paul Nurse, Ph.D., president of Rockefeller University, presented Changeux with the annual prize following a public le...

Lasker Award ("American Nobel") honors Rockefeller University scientist Robert Roeder for pioneering studies of how human genes are switched on and off

Robert G. Roeder, Ph.D., a biochemist whose research has led to major advances in understanding how human genes are switched "on" and "off," is this year's recipient of the highly prestigious Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research, the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation announced today. Ro...