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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.

Rockefeller tops an international ranking of research impact

According to the 2023 CWTS Leiden Ranking of over 1,400 universities from 72 countries, Rockefeller has the highest percentage of most frequently cited scientific publications.

Campus tennis court transforms into a new multisport athletic hub

You'll be able to book court time for basketball, pickleball, badminton, futsal, and of course tennis.

36 students receive Ph.D.s at Rockefeller’s 65th convocation

With this week’s ceremony, Rockefeller has granted Ph.D.s in bioscience to 1,431 students. In addition, Ingrid Daubechies, Marc W. Kirschner, and Evelyn G. Lipper received honorary doctor of science degrees.

Studying the cleanup crew of the genome to illuminate a rare disease

Agata Smogorzewska investigates the handful of DNA repair mechanisms that attempt to correct problems, errors, and breakdowns.

Seeking the origin story of de novo genes

Li Zhao studies the intriguing genes that emerge from previously silent or non-coding stretches of DNA.

Pioneering forestry researcher Suzanne Simard to receive the 2023 Lewis Thomas Prize

The author of Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest will be presented with Rockefeller’s prestigious science writing award on April 17.

Emil C. Gotschlich, creator of lifesaving vaccines, has died

A molecular chemist whose work has protected millions of people from bacterial meningitis, Gotschlich passed away on February 14. He was 88.

Elaine Fuchs awarded Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science

Fuchs receives the honor for illuminating the genetics of skin diseases and the mechanisms that guide skin renewal, yielding insights into aging, inflammation, and cancer.

Remembering a pioneer of chromatin biology

Charles David Allis, a molecular biologist who shaped the field of chromatin biology, died on January 8 at the age of 71.

Markus Library prepares researchers for new NIH data management policy

The library is offering new tools and training to support researchers operating under an updated NIH policy.

A new institute devoted to research on global infectious disease is funded by a $75 million grant

Rockefeller’s new Stavros Niarchos Foundation Institute for Global Infectious Disease Research will provide a framework for international scientific collaboration.

Eight Rockefeller scientists designated most influential researchers

Clarivate, a British analytics company, recognizes individuals "who demonstrate significant and broad influence among their peers in their chosen field or fields of research."

From the piano bench to the lab bench

Gabriel D. Victora is unlocking the mysteries of how the body generates antibodies to defend itself from pathogens. But there was a time when science was not even on his radar.

Shixin Liu wins 2023 Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

Liu is one of four scientists across the country to receive the prestigious prize, which recognizes scientists who have immigrated to the United States for early-career contributions.

Sohail Tavazoie elected to the National Academy of Medicine

A trailblazing physician-scientist, Tavazoie has substantially expanded our understanding of the mechanisms enabling some tumors to spread from one body site to another. He is the 18th member of Rockefeller’s faculty elected to the academy.

Albany Medical Center Prize awarded to C. David Allis

Allis receives the honor for discovering new mechanisms regulating gene expression.

New workshop brings exceptional scholars to campus

Postdoctoral fellows from diverse backgrounds attended the two-day program, designed to ease their transition to independent investigators.

Josefina del Mármol named Blavatnik Regional Award Winner in life sciences

Del Mármol receives the honor for her research leading to the first-ever molecular images of an olfactory receptor at work.

Tim Stearns becomes new dean of graduate and postgraduate studies

Stearns, who assumes the role on September 1, reflects upon his new job and his vision for the university’s educational programs.

Rockefeller postdocs Begüm Aydin and Alain Bonny named Hanna Gray Fellows

Aydin, of the Mucida lab, and Bonny, a member of the Fuchs lab, received HHMI’s prestigious fellowship for exceptional early career scientists on August 24.

Nicola Khuri, theoretical physicist and scientific-community builder, has died

Nicola N. Khuri, a theoretical physicist known for using math to describe and predict what happens when elementary particles collide in giant accelerators, died on August 4 at age 89.

New faculty member unlocks vast chemical spaces for drug discovery

Jiankun Lyu will join Rockefeller as an assistant professor on January 1, 2023.

New faculty member plumbs the depths of fast-track evolution 

Lamia Wahba will join Rockefeller as an assistant professor on January 1, 2023.

A venerable tree ends its tenure

After gracing the university’s north-south pathway for decades, a London plane tree was cut down due to interior decay and the resulting safety risk. Removal of the deciduous giant required a team of highly-experienced arborists.

New portrait of five trailblazing women scientists from Rockefeller’s past is unveiled

With a new portrait by artist Brenda Zlamany, installed over the fireplace in the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Reception Hall, the likenesses of scientists Marie Daly, Rebecca Lancefield, Louise Pearce, Gertrude Perlmann, and Florence Sabin have joined the university’s art collection.

Rockefeller leads an international ranking of research impact

According to this year’s CWTS Leiden Ranking of over 1300 universities from 69 countries, Rockefeller has the highest percentage of most frequently cited scientific publications.

Rockefeller tops international university ranking in measure of top cited publications

In the U-Multirank rating system for higher education institutions, Rockefeller placed first in a measure of impact based on citations.

40 young scientists receive Ph.D.s at Rockefeller’s 64th convocation

With this week’s ceremony, the first in-person convocation since the start of the pandemic, Rockefeller has granted doctor of philosophy degrees in bioscience to 1,395 students. In addition, Anthony S. Fauci, Katalin Karikó, and Lulu C. Wang received honorary doctor of science degrees.

Shixin Liu, expert in single-molecule studies of biological machines, is promoted to associate professor

Liu’s pioneering research on nano-scale molecular events is furthering our knowledge of how DNA replication and gene expression are regulated.

Kivanç Birsoy, expert on cancer cell metabolism, is promoted to associate professor 

Birsoy's groundbreaking research has highlighted key nutrients that cancer cells need to survive, while shedding light on debilitating mitochondrial diseases and rare genetic disorders.

Richard P. Lifton to be honored with 2023 Kober Medal

Lifton, who pioneered the use of genomics to identify the basis for diseases, is recognized for a lifetime of contributions in science and mentorship.

The Board of Trustees has eight new members

With a breadth and depth of experience across academia, the pharmaceutical industry, technology, healthcare, and the financial sector, this latest cohort of trustees brings new skill sets and perspectives to the community.

Social psychologist Jennifer L. Eberhardt to be awarded the 2022 Lewis Thomas Prize

The author of Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do will be presented with Rockefeller’s prestigious science writing award on April 7.

Rockefeller president Richard P. Lifton releases statement on Russian invasion of Ukraine

In response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Rockefeller University President Richard P. Lifton today released the following statement: The Rockefeller University is a vibrant, international community. Our scientists, students, and staff come from all over the world, inclu...

Rockefeller Nobelists co-sign open letter condemning Ukraine invasion

Read the letter signed by 168 Nobel Prize winners, including five Rockefeller scientists.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation–David Rockefeller River Campus receives LEED gold certification

One of only a handful of laboratory settings in New York City to receive the designation, the new river campus is recognized for its numerous energy efficient features.

IT upgrades bolster university’s defenses against cybercriminals

Rockefeller’s Information Security team has implemented one of the most substantial upgrades in its history. As backend protections are strengthened, community members also have a critical role to play.

Ashton Murray is named chief diversity officer

Murray will become Rockefeller’s inaugural chief diversity officer and vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion on January 10.

Sid Strickland will step down from role of dean of graduate and postdoctoral studies

After 21 years, Sidney Strickland will exit his administrative role, returning full time to his laboratory research at Rockefeller.
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