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A refurbished pharmacy supports research trials at Rockefeller

A new pharmacy with clean room and other features makes it possible for pharmacists to prepare highly specialized compounds and sterile injectable drugs for use in clinical research.

Three Rockefeller researchers are named HHMI investigators

Daniel Kronauer, who studies evolution in insect societies, Daniel Mucida, who examines mucosal immunology, and Vanessa Ruta, who investigates neural circuits that underlie innate and learned behaviors, are among 33 scientists nationwide to receive this designation.

Rockefeller leads global university ranking in measure of top cited publications

An international ranking of research institutions by U-Multirank placed Rockefeller first in a measure of its impact based on citations.

Rockefeller postdoc, Luka Mesin, named a Blavatnik Regional Award Finalist

Mesin, a member of the Victora Lab, receives the honor for developing novel techniques to better understand how B cells in the immune system mature and evolve to create antibodies to fight off pathogens.

Could future coronavirus variants fully dodge our immune system?

Studying dozens of naturally occurring and laboratory-selected mutations in SARS-CoV-2, researchers found that the virus will need to pull off a genetic feat to become fully resistant to antibodies.

Rockefeller faculty member, Leslie B. Vosshall, named vice president and chief scientific officer of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Vosshall will join the leadership team at HHMI, a major philanthropy that supports basic biomedical scientists and educators.

Pamela Björkman wins the 2021 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize

Pamela J. Björkman, who discovered key aspects of the immune system that are helping to direct better treatment for infection from viruses and other diseases, will receive the prize in a virtual ceremony hosted by Rockefeller on September 30.

Frames of Mind 

We think of brains as computers—stimulus in, action out. But they’re far more finicky than any iMac. Easily swayed by underlying internal states such as hunger, aggression, or arousal, our neurons are capable of incredible flexibility. For neuroscientists, it’s yet another wrinkle in understanding our wrinkliest organ.

Rockefeller saliva test for COVID-19 outperforms commercial swab tests

The DRUL saliva assay is safer, more comfortable, and less expensive than comparable COVID screening tools. Now a new study demonstrates that it is at least as sensitive as swab tests, too.

Study reveals how ribosomes are assembled in human cells

Three-dimensional images of human small ribosomal subunits offer the most detailed explanation for how the cell's protein-making machines are assembled.

Recent Awards and Honors

Cori Bargmann

Cori Bargmann honored with Salk Institute Medal for Research Excellence

November 12, 2021

Bargmann receives the award for her work studying how genes interact in the nervous system to encode behavior.

Jean-Laurent Casanova

Jean-Laurent Casanova receives Abarca Prize

October 27, 2021

Casanova is recognized for investigating how human genes determine the clinical manifestations and outcome of primary infections.

More awards and honors

Rockefeller in the News

CNN

Rockefeller's Elizabeth Campbell explains that Merck's antiviral drug works by wreaking havoc with the way the Covid-19 virus makes copies of itself. She cautions that the potential off-target effects will require further investigation.

Nature

An international team of researchers, including Jean-Laurent Casanova, wants to find people who are genetically resistant to SARS-CoV-2, in the hope of developing new drugs and treatments.

Nature

Concert pianist-turned-immunologist Gabriel Victora sees parallels between science and music.

Seek magazine

Rockefeller’s flagship publication is interested not just in scientific results, but in the people, ideas, and conversations that ignite discovery. The latest issue takes a look at how the brain’s internal states drive its remarkable ability to reach different conclusion based on the same information. Also: The latest from Rockefeller’s COVID labs, and much more.


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