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Rockefeller immunologist receives Gates Foundation Grand Challenges grant

...The grant will support an innovative global health research project conducted by Jean-Laurent Casanova, head of the Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, aimed at developing new treatments for pediatric tuberculosis. Casanova’s project is one of 78 grants announced by the Gates F...

Genome Center to operate at Rockefeller in interim

...The NYGC also has begun a project with Jean-Laurent Casanova, head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases at Rockefeller, to sequence 1,000 exomes as part of his immune disorder research.

Milestones

...Jean-Laurent Casanova, a 2014 Sanofi-Institut Pasteur Award, recognizing scientific progress in the life sciences. Dr. Casanova is being honored for his discovery of the role of single-gene mutations in infectious diseases, leading to novel treatments for certain pediatric diseases. As this year’s...

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...

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 ...

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...

Milestones

...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...

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...

Milestones

...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...

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...

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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