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Pamela Björkman wins the 2021 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize

Pamela J. Björkman, who discovered key aspects of the immune system that are helping to direct better treatment for infection from viruses and other diseases, will receive the prize in a virtual ceremony hosted by Rockefeller on September 30.

Frames of Mind 

We think of brains as computers—stimulus in, action out. But they’re far more finicky than any iMac. Easily swayed by underlying internal states such as hunger, aggression, or arousal, our neurons are capable of incredible flexibility. For neuroscientists, it’s yet another wrinkle in understanding our wrinkliest organ.

Recent Awards and Honors

Junyue Cao

Junyue Cao honored with NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

October 5, 2021

Cao receives this grant for work using single-cell genomic methods to enable developmental mapping of entire organisms. 

Luka Mesin

Luka Mesin named Blavatnik Regional Award Finalist

September 21, 2021

Mesin, from the Victora lab, is recognized for using novel techniques to better understand how B cells mature and evolve to create antibodies to fight off pathogens.

More awards and honors

Rockefeller in the News

The New York Times

Studies touting the durability and strength of natural immunity are hobbled by one crucial flaw. They are, by definition, assessing the responses only of people who survived Covid-19. The road to natural immunity is perilous and uncertain, Dr. Nussenzweig said.

Science Friday

Sofia Landi and Winrich Freiwald, two of the authors of the report, talk about the research, and what it may tell us about how the brain and memory are organized.

The Atlantic

Jean-Laurent Casanova believes that anyone who gets severely ill or dies from COVID is “immunodeficient” by definition—even if there is no current explanation for why they fared so poorly. Researchers say that continued advances in genetic sequencing will help unravel some of that mystery.

Seek magazine

Rockefeller’s flagship publication is interested not just in scientific results, but in the people, ideas, and conversations that ignite discovery. The latest issue takes a look at how the brain’s internal states drive its remarkable ability to reach different conclusion based on the same information. Also: The latest from Rockefeller’s COVID labs, and much more.


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