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A new web tool effectively prioritizes disease-causing genes by biological distance

...Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Disease led by Jean-Laurent Casanova. “It wasn’t enough for the system to work, we needed to make it widely accessible, and we have accomplished that, in part, thanks to the efforts of two high school students,” Itan says. The students, Benj...

Michel C. Nussenzweig honored with the 2016 Robert Koch Award

...Jean-Laurent Casanova received the prize in 2014 for his work on understanding host genes and their products in infectious diseases, and Charles Rice won it last year for his groundbreaking work on the hepatitis C virus. In addition, Ralph Steinman won in 1999 for discovering dendritic cells and the...

Charles Rice wins Belgium’s highest scientific prize

...Jean-Laurent Casanova, professor and head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, won the award in 2011.

Scientists discover gene mutation that causes children to be born without spleen

...Giles lab, headed by Jean-Laurent Casanova, set out to identify the gene responsible for isolated congenital asplenia. He and his colleagues conducted an international search for patients, and identified 38 affected individuals from 23 families in North and South America, Europe and Africa. Bolze a...

Science online: August 2, 2012

  Huibregtse, Laurent Abel, Stéphanie Boisson-Dupuis and Jean-Laurent Casanova

Genetic mutation helps explain why, in rare cases, flu can kill

...Years after her ordeal, which she survived, scientists led by Jean-Laurent Casanova discovered that it could be explained by a rare mutation she carries that prevented her from producing a protein, interferon, that helps fight off the virus. “This is the first example of a common, isolated and l...

Key to blocking influenza virus may lie in a cell’s own machinery

...Researchers in Senior Attending Physician and Professor Jean-Laurent Casanova’s St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics combed through a database containing genetic information on patients who had suffered from severe infectious disease to find those with genetic changes that reduced PAI-1. Biopsie...

Nature Immunology: December 25, 2011

...Diaz, J Magarian Blander, Claire-Michèle Farber, Guido Silvestri, Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles, Michaela Calvillo, Carlo Dufour, Lucia Dora Notarangelo, Vassilios Lougaris, Alessandro Plebani, Jean-Laurent Casanova, Stephanie C. Ganal, Andreas Diefenbach, Juan Ignacio Aróstegui, Manel Juan, Jordi ...

Mutations in a single gene underlie vulnerability to two unrelated types of infections

...For the last 20 years, Rockefeller’s Jean-Laurent Casanova, professor, head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics and Infectious Disease, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, and a senior attending physician at The Rockefeller University Hospital, has sought to identify the geneti...

Scientists pinpoint source of recurrent yeast infections in autoimmune syndrome

...In 33 patients with the ailment, known as autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome, or APS-1, researchers led by Jean-Laurent Casanova, head of the Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, found antibodies that attack a class of immune proteins called cytokines. Although several categories of...

Recent Awards and Honors

Two Rockefeller Scientists honored with NIH Director’s Awards

October 1, 2019

Brian T. Chait and Erich D. Jarvis received the NIH Director’s Transformative Research Award for high-risk, high-reward research. Read more about the awards here.

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Laura Duvall receives Blavatnik Regional Award

September 4, 2019

Duvall, a research associate in the lab of Leslie B. Vosshall, is honored for her investigation of the mechanisms by which neuropeptides modulate mosquito behavior.

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A mathematical constant that is one of the keystones of chaos theory has been named for him: the Feigenbaum constant. It was revealed as part of his discovery of a powerful and detailed mathematical description of precisely how in a wide array of seemingly disparate systems, order breaks down and makes the transition to chaos.

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