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Structural biologist, focused on cell transport machinery, to join faculty

...Chen and a second new faculty member, Joseph Gleeson, are the first mid-career faculty members to be recruited to the university since Jean-Laurent Casanova moved his lab to Rockefeller in 2008. (Dr. Gleeson, from the University of California, San Diego, is a geneticist interested in childhood brain...

Researchers create map of “shortcuts” between all human genes

...Giles lab, headed by Jean-Laurent Casanova, previously showed that children with HSE have mutations in TLR3 or in genes that are closely functionally related to TLR3. In other words, these genes are located at a short biological distance from TLR3. As a result, novel herpes simplex encephalitis-caus...


...Conley is a member of Jean-Laurent Casanova’s St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases. Jeffrey V. Ravetch, the Wolf Prize in Medicine. He shares the prize, which includes a monetary award of $100,000, with two other immunologists, John Kappler and Philippa Marrack, who is a m...

Brain displays an intrinsic mechanism for fighting infection

...The lab, headed by Jean-Laurent Casanova, collaborated with scientists at Harvard Medical School and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute to create induced pluripotent stem cells. Made from the patients’ own tissue, the stem cells were developed into central nervous system cells that carried ...


...Young is Richard and Jeanne Fisher Professor and head of the Laboratory of Genetics. Named: Jean-Laurent Casanova, an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the nonprofit medical research organization that gives its members stable financial support in order to move their research i...

Mutation leads to new and severe form of bacterial disease

...Led by Jean-Laurent Casanova, head of the Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, the work lends further support not only to the controversial idea that an error in a single gene is enough to dramatically alter an individual’s risk for bacterial disease, but also to the notion that hu...

Clinical study to probe genetic link to Salmonella diseases

...The symptoms associated with typhoidal Salmonella are the same regardless of the host’s immunological profile,” says Carolina Prando, a postdoctoral fellow in Jean-Laurent Casanova’s Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases and the co-principal investigator of the study with Rese...


...Jean-Laurent Casanova, the 2011 InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize, Beligum’s highest scientific honor. With a value of 250,000 euros, the InBev-Baillet prize recognizes the practical application of basic research; Dr. Casanova is honored for his work on the identification of genes that predispose ...

Cori Bargmann wins 2009 Lounsbery Award

...Past recipients of the Lounsbery Award include Rockefeller University’s Günter Blobel, Jean-Laurent Casanova and Elaine Fuchs. “Cori’s work on neural circuits and behavior has already taught us much about how the biology of the brain influences an animal’s decisions,” says Paul Nurse, th...


Awarded: Jean-Laurent Casanova, a Grand Challenges Explorations grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The $100,000 grant is one of 78 announced by the foundation in May to support scientists exploring bold and largely unproven ways to improve health in developing countries. Dr. Casanova i...

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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Rockefeller in the News

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.


"'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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