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Nature Genetics: December 11, 2011

Nature Genetics online: December 11, 2011 Mutations at a single codon in Mad homology 2 domain of SMAD4 cause Myhre syndrome Carine Le Goff, Clémentine Mahaut, Avinash Abhyankar, Wilfried Le Goff, Valérie Serre, Alexandra Afenjar, Anne Destrée, Maja di Rocco, Delphine Héron, Sébastien Jacquemon...

Genetic epidemiologist named visiting professor

ZACH VEILLEUX Laurent Abel, a geneticist interested in infectious diseases, has been appointed a visiting professor and member of Jean-Laurent Casanova’s Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Disease. Though he will continue to be based in France — his existing laboratory is at the Neck...

Clinical immunologist to join Rockefeller University

THANIA BENIOS In September, pediatrician and immunologist Jean-Laurent Casanova will join the Rockefeller University faculty as professor of medicine and head of the Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases. The appointment of Dr. Casanova, who comes to Rockefeller from Hospital Necker...

Charles Rice to receive 2015 Robert Koch Award

...The announcement marks the second consecutive year that a Rockefeller faculty member has received the Robert Koch Award; last year’s award went to Jean-Laurent Casanova for his work on understanding host genes and their products in infectious diseases. In addition, Ralph Steinman won in 1999 for d...

Milestones

...Elected: Jean-Laurent Casanova and Leslie B. Vosshall, to the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Casanova is elected a foreign associate and Dr. Vosshall a member. Established by an act of Congress, the academy provides independent, objective advice to the federal government and other organizations o...

Clinical immunologist to join Rockefeller University

Jean-Laurent Casanova, a distinguished pediatrician and immunologist, will join the faculty at The Rockefeller University as professor of medicine and head of the Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases in September 2008. Casanova, who comes from Hospital Necker for Sick Children in Par...

Genetic epidemiologist named visiting professor

Laurent Abel, a geneticist interested in infectious diseases, has been appointed a visiting professor and member ofJean-Laurent Casanova’s Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Disease. Though he will continue to be based in France — his existing laboratory is at the Necker School of Medic...

Milestones

...Jean-Laurent Casanova, the Presidential Award from the Clinical Immunology Society. Dr. Casanova researches the genetic basis of pediatric infectious diseases and is head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. Jean-Lau...

Protein proves vital in immune response to bacteria

...But the lab, headed by Senior Attending Physician Jean-Laurent Casanova, tapped into their database of 300 people with what’s known as Mendelian susceptibility to mycobacterial disease, a rare disorder that predisposes individuals to become severely ill from exposure to mycobacteria, even weak str...

Charles M. Rice awarded Dautrebande Prize

...Jean-Laurent Casanova, senior attending physician at The Rockefeller University Hospital and head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases received the award in 2004 while at the Necker Medical School in Paris.

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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Fortuitously, or perhaps by design, creativity has been a guiding principle for Ruta, 45, and her work. Both her parents were visual artists, and Ruta herself grew up as a ballet dancer — and at one point considered it a career path.

The Washington Post

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.

NPR

"I really feel like I'm looking at one of the most mysterious aspect of our own existence," Brivanlou says. Brivanlou, Simunovic and their colleagues hope their creations will lead to fundamental discoveries that could have many implications, including a better understanding of the the origins of many diseases.

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