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Rockefeller celebrates inaugural DEI awards

Four community members—Sadye Paez, Elizabeth Campbell, Yuriria Vázquez, and Chad Morton—were recognized for their advocacy work both within the university and in the wider scientific community.

Campus-wide celebration marks President Emeritus Torsten N. Wiesel’s 100th Birthday

President Lifton hosted a community celebration of Wiesel, a Nobel laureate as well as former university president.

Elizabeth Campbell launches Laboratory of Molecular Pathogenesis

The infectious disease specialist will continue her groundbreaking work on the transcriptomes of the pathogens behind tuberculosis and Covid.

Leslie B. Vosshall honored with the Dickson Prize in Medicine

Vosshall is recognized for her pioneering studies of the mosquito Aedes aegypti, which transmits pathogens causing human diseases including dengue, Zika, chikungunya, and yellow fever.

Winrich Freiwald wins the 2024 Kavli Prize for Neuroscience

The researcher is being honored for his discovery of a specialized system in the brain’s neocortex that is responsible for recognizing faces.

38 students receive Ph.D.s at Rockefeller’s 66th convocation

Nobel laureate Frances H. Arnold, STEM advocate Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, and climatologist Michael E. Mann also received honorary degrees.

Heilbrunn Nurse Scholar Award Celebrates 10 Years

The program supports research on nursing within the context of clinical and translational science.

Cori Bargmann receives Gruber Neuroscience Prize

Bargmann is recognized for her role in linking genetics with behavior.

Paul Bieniasz elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Bieniasz is being honored for his work on the life cycle of retroviruses and their interactions with host proteins. With his election, nearly half of Rockefeller faculty are NAS members.

Rockefeller joins city partnership to reduce carbon footprint

As part of the Plant-Powered Carbon Challenge, the university will offer more plant-based dining options on campus.

Svetlana Mojsov named one of TIME100 Most Influential People of 2024

The annual list honors artists, innovators, leaders, and pioneers in a variety of fields.

Rockefeller holds annual Employee Anniversary Celebration

The university celebrated staff and faculty who retired or reached notable work anniversaries in 2023.

How one scientist's fascination with RNA changed medicine forever

Thomas Tuschl has devoted his career to making discoveries that bridge the gap between bench and business—and have resulted in entirely new classes of drugs.

Theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli receives 2024 Lewis Thomas Prize

The author of There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness was presented with Rockefeller’s prestigious science writing award on April 9.

The SNF Institute for Global Infectious Disease Research announces new advisory board

SNFiRU, which aims to better understand the agents that cause infectious disease and to lower barriers to treatment and prevention globally, launched numerous initiatives in its inaugural year.

David J. Lyons, former vice president for business and finance, has passed away

Known for his dedication, keen financial sense, and community spirit, Lyons served the university for decades.

Karl Palmquist wins 2024 Weintraub Graduate Student Award

Palmquist receives the honor for developing innovative methods to study mechanical forces and emergent phenomena in early organ development.

Svetlana Mojsov named 2024 recipient of the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize

Mojsov's research into hormonal triggers for insulin production led to groundbreaking treatments for diabetes and obesity. She will be presented with the award on April 17.

Luciano Marraffini wins Vilcek Prize in Biomedical Science

Marraffini is honored for his pioneering research on the study of CRISPR-Cas systems.

Yvena Bouillon, the assistant director of e-procurement and inventory control, has died

She was known by her colleagues for both her committed professionalism and her generous spirit.

Rockefeller launches startup incubator

Carlo Yuvienco, the inaugural director of the university’s new Ford Center Incubator, on how the new space will help translate research breakthroughs into market-ready biomedical innovations.

Her scientific breakthrough took 5 years. Getting credit took decades.

Mojsov’s research directly led to blockbuster drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy. She talks about the long quest for proper credit and lessons that can be learned from her experience.

The Rockefeller University joins with leading New York City-area institutions to launch new Chan Zuckerberg research hub

The new research hub will engineer immune cells for early disease prevention, detection, and treatment.

Popular community science festival returns to Rockefeller

Science Saturday brings hundreds of kids back to campus for the first time since 2019.

New faculty member untangles the mysteries of RNA folding 

Steve Bonilla joined Rockefeller as an assistant professor on October 1, 2023.

Lily Jan and Eve Marder receive 2023 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize

Jan and Marder, who have both made fundamental contributions to neurobiology, were presented with the award in a ceremony on The Rockefeller University campus on September 20.

A conversation with Ashton Murray, Rockefeller’s Chief Diversity Officer

Murray discusses developing strategies and programming grounded in the belief that a true community draws strength from its individuals.

Rockefeller community symposium brings together scientists and local gardeners

Sponsored by the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, the event brought together land stewards from across the city in an effort to make soil science more accessible to the local community.

Kivanç Birsoy named a 2023 Blavatnik National Awards finalist

Birsoy is honored for groundbreaking research uncovering metabolic weaknesses of diseased cells, such as cancer, while shedding light on debilitating mitochondrial diseases and rare genetic disorders.

Probing the dynamic forces that move 37 trillion cells in the human body

Gregory Alushin reveals fundamental truths about cellular biomechanics by studying how the wiggly protein strands known as actin filaments bend and flex, crisscross each other, and have tugs of war.
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