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Jean-Laurent Casanova receives the 2016 Inserm Grand Prix

Jean-Laurent Casanova, professor and head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, has won the 2016 Inserm Grand Prix for his work on the genetic basis of infectious diseases. The prestigious award, given annually by Inserm—the French National Institute of Health and M...

Jean-Laurent Casanova honored with the Korsmeyer Award

Jean-Laurent Casanova, professor and head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, is the recipient of the 2016 Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award for his work investigating the genetic basis of pediatric infectious diseases. The award, given by the American Society for Clinical...

Jean-Laurent Casanova elected to the National Academy of Medicine

Jean-Laurent Casanova, who investigates genetic vulnerability to infectious diseases among children, has been elected to the U.S. National Academy of Medicine, the health and medicine arm of the National Academy of Sciences. Casanova is professor and head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Gen...

Leslie Vosshall and Jean-Laurent Casanova elected to the National Academy of Sciences

...Vosshall, Robin Chemers Neustein Professor and head of the Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior, has been named a member, and Jean-Laurent Casanova, senior attending physician, professor, and head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, has been named a foreign as...

Jean-Laurent Casanova to receive 2014 Robert Koch Award

Jean-Laurent Casanova, head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, has been awarded the 2014 Robert Koch Award from the Berlin, Germany based Robert Koch Foundation. Casanova shares the prize with Alain Fischer from the Collège de France and Imagine Institute and the ...

Jean-Laurent Casanova appointed HHMI investigator

Jean-Laurent Casanova, senior attending physician at The Rockefeller University Hospital and head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, has been named one of 27 new investigators with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), the nonprofit medical research organizat...

Jean-Laurent Casanova honored with 2014 Sanofi-Institut Pasteur Award

Jean-Laurent Casanova, professor and head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases at The Rockefeller University, has been named a 2014 Sanofi-Institut Pasteur Award winner for his paradigm-shifting discovery of the role of single-gene mutations in infectious diseases, le...

Jean-Laurent Casanova to receive 2012 Milstein Award

Jean-Laurent Casanova, head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, has been named the Seymour and Vivian Milstein Award for Excellence in Interferon and Cytokine Research 2012 laureate. He will receive the prize at the annual meeting of the International Society of Int...

Jean-Laurent Casanova honored with Belgium’s highest scientific prize

Jean-Laurent Casanova, professor and head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases at Rockefeller University, has received the 2011 InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize for his pioneering work on the identification of genes that predispose for human infectious disease. He re...

In the News – Newsweek – Casanova

...Jean-Laurent Casanova, a professor at Rockefeller University who studies how genetic coding can make a person more susceptible to disease. 'If we continue to rely solely on antibiotics, we are going to have a problem.'"

Recent Awards and Honors

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Gregory P. Donaldson named Damon Runyon Fellow

January 29, 2019

Gregory P. Donaldson, a postdoctoral fellow in Daniel Mucida’s lab, was given the award for his research investigating how bacteria in the gut may influence tumor growth.

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Elaine Fuchs elected fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

December 11, 2018

Fuchs, Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor and head of the Robin Chemers Neustein Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development, is honored for her pioneering study of the molecular mechanisms by which skin stem cells make and repair tissues and deviate in aging and cancer.

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Rockefeller in the News

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"We as humans are highly social and so much of our life revolves around communication. And then you see these tiny critters on the floor and you see that they also communicate--the follow each other, and they seem to coordinate their actions. Immediately, you start to feel some kind of connection to these guys." -Daniel Kronauer

The Atlantic

"'The whole thing started off as a joke,' says Leslie Vosshall, who led the study. 'The assumption was that the human drugs would kill the animal or have no effect. It was a stupid thing.' So imagine her surprise when it worked."

The New York Times

"Dr. Nirody, who will start research at Rockefeller University this coming year, and Judy Jinn, were graduate students in the lab of Robert J. Full at the University of California, Berkeley, when they decided to subject the geckos’ water running to greater scrutiny. They built a tank, acquired some house geckos and used video to document the geckos’ water running in a controlled environment so that it could be mathematically analyzed."

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