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Gaby Maimon honored with a McKnight Scholar Award

Gaby Maimon, assistant professor at The Rockefeller University and head of the Laboratory of Integrative Brain Function, has received a McKnight Scholar Award for his research on the neuronal basis for behavior. Maimon and five other young scientists will each receive $75,000 per year for three y...

Paul Nurse to receive Friesen International Prize

Paul Nurse, president emeritus at Rockefeller, has been awarded the Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research. A Canadian prize, established by the Friends of Canadian Institutes of Health Research in collaboration with the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, the prize honors excep...

Leslie Vosshall and Jean-Laurent Casanova elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Two Rockefeller scientists have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Leslie B. Vosshall, Robin Chemers Neustein Professor and head of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior, has been named a member, and Jean-Laurent Casanova, senior attending physician, professor, and head of t...

Elaine Fuchs wins cell biologists’ highest honor

In recognition of her pioneering research on mammalian skin and adult stem cells, Elaine Fuchs, the Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor at The Rockefeller University, has received the E.B. Wilson Medal, the highest scientific honor bestowed by the American Society for Cell Biology. The medal will be ...

Charles Rice to receive 2015 Robert Koch Award

Charles M. Rice, Maurice R. and Corinne P. Greenberg Professor in Virology, has been selected to receive the 2015 Robert Koch Award. Rice will share the €100,000 prize, awarded by the Robert Koch Foundation of Germany, with Ralf Bartenschlager from Heidelberg University for their groundbreaking w...

The Rockefeller University designated a “Milestones in Microbiology” site by the American Society for Microbiology

The American Society for Microbiology (ASM) will name The Rockefeller University a “Milestones in Microbiology” site, recognizing the institution and its scientists for their significant contributions toward advancing the science of microbiology. The announcement will be made at a formal dedicat...

Rockefeller ranks first among global universities in several measures of scientific impact

In a new international comparison of universities, Rockefeller University dominates the rankings related to the impact of its research and the transfer of knowledge to the private sector. The rankings, released March 30 by the European Commission-funded U-Multirank survey, placed Rockefeller amon...

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...