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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...

"Vanishing Breed" of Researchers Recognized by HHMI

One clinical scientist selected in New York region: Rockefeller's Robert Darnell Robert B. Darnell, M.D., Ph.D., whose bench-to-bedside studies at Rockefeller University have uncovered new insights about how the brain normally works and about tumor immunity, is one of the 12 physician-scientists ...

Oliver Sacks, Awakenings Author, Receives Rockefeller University's Lewis Thomas Prize

Best-selling writer is honored for his literary contributions to science Oliver Sacks, author of the best-selling book Awakenings, which was the basis for a movie of the same name starring Robin Williams and Robert de Niro, received The Rockefeller University's 2001 Lewis Thomas Prize on Monday,...

Friedman, Kuriyan and Steinman elected to National Academy of Sciences

The National Academy of Sciences announced the election of 72 new members this morning. Among these are three members of The Rockefeller University faculty: Jeffrey M. Friedman, Marilyn M. Simpson Professor, Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, Director of the Starr Center for Human Gene...

Rockefeller University President Arnold Levine Receives First Albany Medical Center Prize

$500,000 award is largest annual prize in medicine offered in United States Arnold J. Levine, Ph.D., president of The Rockefeller University, is the first recipient of the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research. Levine is recognized for his discovery of the p53 tumor supp...

Rockefeller and Aaron Diamond Researcher David D. Ho Receives Presidential Citizens Medal

Rockefeller University Professor David D. Ho, M.D., scientific director of the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center (ADARC), will receive the Presidential Citizens Medal from President Clinton today in a ceremony at the White House. Ho is one of 28 recipients being recognized for "remarkable servic...

Rockefeller University Computational Biologist Receives Presidential Early Career Award

Theresa Gaasterland, Ph.D., a computational biologist at The Rockefeller University, was one of 20 National Science Foundation-supported researchers named by President Clinton as recipients of the fifth annual Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest hon...

Rockefeller University Computational Biologist Receives Presidential Early Career Award

Theresa Gaasterland, Ph.D., a computational biologist at The Rockefeller University, was one of 20 National Science Foundation-supported researchers named by President Clinton as recipients of the fifth annual Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), the highest hon...

Rockefeller University Neurobiologist Paul Greengard wins 2000 Nobel Prize in Medicine, Shares Award with Arvid Carlsson and Eric Kandel

Second Consecutive Medicine Prize Awarded to a Rockefeller University Scientist For more about his prize-winning research, click Here Paul Greengard, Ph.D., Vincent Astor Professor and head of the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience at The Rockefeller University, has won the 200...

Rockefeller Researcher Jan Breslow Receives Bristol-Myers Squibb Award For Distinguished Achievement In Cardiovascular Research

Jan Breslow, M.D., head of the Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics and Metabolism at The Rockefeller University, has been selected to receive the 2000 Bristol-Myers Squibb Award for Distinguished Achievement in Cardiovascular Research. Breslow is one of seven researchers in various medical researc...

Roderick MacKinnon elected to U.S. National Academy of Sciences

click here for more on his research: The Structure of Ion Channels Professor Roderick MacKinnon, head of the Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, was elected to membership in the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) at ...

Rockefeller Receives Horwitz Prize for Pioneering Work on How Genes are Turned On and Off

Rockefeller University biochemist Robert Roeder, Ph.D., received the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University on Thursday, Feb. 3. The prize, which Roeder shares with Robert Tjian, Ph.D., of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of California at Berkeley and Pierre Cham...

Four Rockefeller Science Outreach students are finalists in Intel Science Talent Search

Four out of the 10 Science Outreach students who reached the semifinalist stage in the Intel Science Talent Search, have been named finalists: Evan Fink, Adam Kahn, Chrisann Kyi and Eugene Simuni. Only 40 finalists are named each year. In March the finalists will travel to Washington, D.C., to pa...

Rockefeller and Aaron Diamond researcher Douglas Nixon receives Elizabeth Glaser Scientist Award

Douglas F. Nixon, M.D., Ph.D., a scientist at the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center(ADARC) at Rockefeller University, today was named a co-winner of the Elizabeth Glaser Scientist Award. The award is given annually by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation to top scientists from the inte...

Rockefeller University Cell Biologist, Günter Blobel, Wins 1999 Nobel Prize in Medicine

Rockefeller University cell biologist Günter Blobel, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine today. Blobel, the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Professor at The Rockefeller University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, heads the Laboratory of Cell Biology....

Rockefeller Researcher Roderick MacKinnon Receives 1999 Lasker Award

Rockefeller University Professor Roderick MacKinnon, M.D., has been named a recipient of the 1999 Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award, the nation's most distinguished honor for outstanding contributions to basic and clinical medical research. Roderick Mackinnon, M.D. MacKinnon, head of Roc...

Rockefeller University Scientists Receive Prestigious Awards for Cancer Research

General Motors Recognizes World's Foremost Cancer Scientists DETROIT — Arnold J. Levine, Ph.D., newly appointed president of The Rockefeller University, and Robert G. Roeder, Ph.D., professor and head of the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, have been recognized by the General Mot...

Rockefeller Discoveries Named Breakthroughs of the Year by Science Magazine

The Rockefeller University, the nation's first biomedical research institute, will celebrate its Centennial in just two years. Most of the greatest scientific discoveries of the century are rooted in Rockefeller, including two Science magazine breakthroughs of 1998-on circadian rhythm and the bio...

Lewis Thomas Prize Honors Ernst Mayr

Award from The Rockefeller University recognizes scientists as poets Evolutionary biologist and author Ernst Mayr, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 1998 Lewis Thomas Prize: Honoring the Scientist as Poet. The prize, which honors scientists for their literary achievements, is awarded by The Rockefel...

Chemistry Magazine Names Rockefeller Nobel Laureate One of 75 Top Chemists

Nobel Prize winner Bruce Merrifield, Ph.D., John D. Rockefeller Jr. Professor Emeritus at The Rockefeller University, has been named one of the top 75 "distinguished contributors to the chemical enterprise" by Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the news magazine of the American Chemical Society,...

Lewis Thomas Prize Honors Max Perutz

Award from The Rockefeller University recognizes scientists as poets Nobel laureate, molecular biologist and author Max Perutz, Ph.D., is the recipient of the 1997 Lewis Thomas Prize, which honors scientists for their literary achievements and is awarded by The Rockefeller University. "The Lewis ...

Lewis Thomas Prize Honors Freeman Dyson

Award by The Rockefeller University recognizes scientists as poets Mathematical physicist and author Freeman Dyson will receive the 1996 Lewis Thomas Prize, which honors scientists for their artistic achievements, from The Rockefeller University. "The Lewis Thomas Prize recognizes the scientist w...

Japanese Government Honors Rockefeller University Professor for Cancer Research

The Japanese government will present Japan's Order of Culture to cancer researcher Hidesaburo Hanafusa, Ph.D., Leon Hess Professor at The Rockefeller University, in a ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Friday, Nov. 3. Hanafusa is the only scientist of the five native Japanese receiving t...

French Nobelist, Author, to Receive 1994 Lewis Thomas Prize from Rockefeller University

François Jacob will speak on "Biology and Culture" Seeking to honor that rare individual in whom the two cultures of science and art are combined, The Rockefeller University will present François Jacob, the Nobel Prize-winning molecular geneticist and highly acclaimed author of three books on sci...
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