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...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...


...Jean-Laurent Casanova, the Seymour and Vivian Milstein Award for Excellence in Interferon and Cytokine Research, for his contributions to the field, including the discovery of a new group of genetic defects that predispose healthy individuals or populations to infection. Dr. Casanova is senior atten...

The hospital turns 100

...Speakers included Eric Lander of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Donald Capra of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Daniel Rosenblum of the National Center for Research Resources at the National Institutes of Health, and Rockefeller’s own Jean-Laurent Casanova, Leslie Vosshall and C...

Center for Clinical and Translational Science funds 18 new pilot studies

...Rice’s Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease and Jean-Laurent Casanova’s Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases, to compare cytokine and gene expression profiles of immune cells from hepatitis C-positive patients with and without fibrosis, and to perform genome-wide associat...

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.


"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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