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Paul Cohen, expert on fat, is promoted to associate professor

Cohen, a physician-scientist exploring obesity and metabolic disease, has conducted groundbreaking research on the complex inner workings of fat tissue.

Immunologist Daniel Mucida promoted to professor

A pioneer in the field of mucosal immunology, Mucida is unlocking the secrets of the digestive system and answering fundamental questions about the origins of human disease.

Mary Jeanne Kreek, pioneer in studies of addiction, has died

Kreek conducted landmark studies that led to the establishment of methadone as a treatment for heroin addiction. Her work not only yielded new treatments for addiction disorders, but also influenced societal attitudes toward them. She was 84.

Paula Volent is named chief investment officer

The university has named its next vice president and chief investment officer. Volent, who for decades oversaw investments at Bowdoin College, will assume stewardship of Rockefeller's endowment in August.

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How one patient’s rare mutation helped solve a mycobacterial mystery

The discovery may explain why some patients suffer more severe reactions than others—putting us one step closer to understanding how our DNA influences our susceptibility to a wide range of infectious diseases.

Financial crashes, pandemics, Texas snow: How math could predict "black swan" events

Statistical modeling may one day help scientists anticipate and manage a wide range of extreme occurrences, according to a new study.

An old antibiotic may combat drug-resistant tuberculosis

Drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis bacteria affect half a million people a year. A compound first discovered in the 1980s may be able to help.

Why male mosquitoes leave humans alone

Unlike their female counterparts, male mosquitoes have no desire to bite us. But the hardware for host-seeking is hidden in the male mosquito brain, locked behind a simple genetic switch. 

This fish is about to flip 

An elaborate set of zebrafish experiments is shining light on one of neuroscience’s greatest enigmas: How brains make decisions. By tracking neural activity, scientists can now predict a fish’s next move before it happens.

Rockefeller grants commercial license for the development of monoclonal antibodies for treatment of COVID-19

The treatment, a combination of two antibodies, has been shown highly capable of neutralizing SARS-CoV-2 in preclinical studies. Researchers hope it will give countries around the world, including developing countries, a way to control the rampant disease.

Recent Awards and Honors

C. David Allis portrait

C. David Allis honored with Elaine Redding Brinster Prize

September 21, 2021

Allis receives the inaugural award for his research on the modification of histones—proteins that help organize and activate DNA.

Seth A. Darst portrait

Seth A. Darst receives Gregori Aminoff Prize

September 14, 2021

Darst is recognized for his work examining RNA polymerase, the enzyme that copies DNA sequences into RNA.

More awards and honors

Rockefeller in the News

NPR

"Even in fully vaccinated, asymptomatic individuals, they can have enough virus to transmit it," says Robert Darnell, a physician scientist at the Rockefeller University. "Delta is very good at replicating, attaching and inserting itself into cells."

Scientific American

“Despite having completely different body structures, body sizes and environments that they’re moving through, there’s something about this particular coordination scheme that’s efficient across all of these conditions,” Jasmine Nirody said. 

Nature

Researchers, like Rockefeller’s Ali Brivanlou, are now permitted to grow human embryos in the lab for longer than 14 days. Here’s what they could learn. 

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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