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In the News – NPR – Casanova

...The response to influenza is genetically impaired,' says [Jean-Laurent] Casanova. He's hoping that the study will catch the interest of other pediatricians and lead to more patients offering their genomes for further research."

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Genetic mutation identified as culprit in rare infectious disease

...In an article published in eLife, Jean-Laurent Casanova has uncovered the human genetics factors that make these outliers susceptible to infection. His team suspected that Whipple’s is the latest in a growing number of genetic defects that increases people’s vulnerability to specific microbes. T...

Jeffrey V. Ravetch to receive 2018 Robert Koch Award

...Rice in 2015 for studies of the hepatitis C virus, Jean-Laurent Casanova in 2014 for work on genetic susceptibility to infectious disease, and Ralph Steinman in 1999 for discovering dendritic cells and their influence on immunity. René Jules Dubos was the first Rockefeller recipient of the prize...

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In brief: Mutation explains why some people are more vulnerable to viral brain infection

...Rockefeller’s Jean-Laurent Casanova has identified mutations in a single gene that may explain what goes wrong in cases of encephalitis of the brain stem, the part of the brain that controls many basic functions including heart rate and breathing. Shen-Ying Zhang, assistant professor of clinical i...

Michel C. Nussenzweig wins 2017 Sanofi-Institut Pasteur Award

...Ravetch in 2012 and Jean-Laurent Casanova in 2014.

Talking Science lecture introduces students to the genetic aspects of infectious diseases

As he opened this year’s Talking Science lecture, geneticist Jean-Laurent Casanova made a stark observation to his teenage audience: “If we had been here 150 years ago, about half of you would already have died.” The primary reason, he told the 350 high school students and 60 teachers present,...

Immunity 39: 676-686 (10-17-13)

Immunity 39: 676-686 An ACT1 mutation selectively abolishes interleukin-17 responses in humans with chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis Bertrand Boissonsend, Chenhui Wang, Vincent Pedergnana, Ling Wu, Sophie Cypowyj, Michel Rybojad, Aziz Belkadi, Capucine Picard, Laurent Abel, Claire Fieschi, Anne Pue...

New research explains why a common bacterium can produce severe illness

...Jean-Laurent Casanova, head of St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, led a team of researchers to uncover how two different conditions—a genetic immunodeficiency and delayed acquired immunity—can combine to produce a life-...

The Lancet 379: 2500 (June 30, 2012)

The Lancet 379: 2500 Herpes in STAT1 deficiency Beáta Tóth, Leonóra Méhes, Szilvia Taskó, Zsuzsanna Szalai, Zsolt  Tulassay, Sophie Cypowyj, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Anne Puel and László Maródi

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA online: March 18, 2013

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA online: March 18, 2013 The human gene connectome as a map of short cuts for morbid allele discovery Yuval Itana, Shen-Ying Zhang, Guillaume Vogt, Avinash Abhyankar, Melina Herman, Patrick Nitschke, Dror Fried, Lluis Quintana-Murci, Laurent Abel an...

Recent Awards and Honors

Distinguished Teaching Award Plaque

Seth A. Darst and Michael P. Rout receive Distinguished Teaching Awards

June 14, 2018

Darst and Rout were honored at the 2018 Convocation luncheon for their dedication to training Rockefeller graduate students. Together, they teach a course in biochemistry and biophysics methods.

Gregory M. Alushin

Gregory M. Alushin honored as a 2018 Pew Scholar

June 14, 2018

Alushin has been named a biomedical science scholar for his investigation of how cells sense and respond to mechanical force.

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Scientific American

As [A. James] Hudspeth explored the neural mechanisms of hearing over the years, he developed a special appreciation for the intricate anatomy of the inner ear—an appreciation that transcends the laboratory. “I think we as scientists tend to underemphasize the aesthetic aspect of science,” he says.

Science

"'It is mind-blowing' that cells from such evolutionarily distant species can share these developmental instructions, says Ali Brivanlou, a stem cell biologist at The Rockefeller University in New York City and a senior author on the new study. The organizer 'has been conserved evolutionarily over hundreds of millions of years, so not seeing it would have been a surprise,' he says. But, 'There is something really emotional about looking that far back at human origin.'"

NIH Director's Blog

"[Michael] Rout and [Brian] Chait have spent more than 20 years trying to solve the structure of NPCs. Not only are NPCs large and constantly engaged in shuttling molecules in and out, they also represent moving machines."

 

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