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A compound that stops cells from making protein factories could lead to new antifungal drugs

Tiny, abundant biological factories, known as ribosomes, produce the cell’s most fundamental building material: protein. If ribosomes don’t work, cells can’t divide—and this can be an advantage for scientists seeking to develop drugs that target invading organisms, such as pathogenic fungi. ...

Four Rockefeller scientists named 2016 HHMI Faculty Scholars

Four Rockefeller University scientists—Daniel Kronauer, Luciano Marraffini, Agata Smogorzewska, and Sohail Tavazoie—have been named Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholars. The Faculty Scholars program, a new collaboration between HHMI, the Simons Foundation, and the Bill & Melinda Gate...

Recent Awards and Honors

Shruti Naik portrait

Shruti Naik announced as a winner of the 2018 Blavatnik Regional Awards in life sciences

September 5, 2018

A former postdoc in Elaine Fuch’s lab, Naik is recognized for demonstrating that skin stem cells remember previous inflammatory experiences, allowing them to respond more quickly to repeat injuries.

Zhe Zhang portrait

Zhe Zhang named a 2018 Blavatnik Regional Awards finalist in the life sciences

September 5, 2018

Zhang, a postdoc in Jue Chen’s lab  is recognized for determining the atomic structure of a molecule linked to cystic fibrosis using cryo-electron microscopy.

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Rockefeller in the News

Science

"Error-free genomes from a broad sampling of vertebrates will enable researchers 'to address questions not possible to [answer] before,' adds neuroscientist Erich Jarvis of The Rockefeller University in New York City, who leads G10K."

New York Times

By looking at which genes are activated in the brains of queens and workers of different ant species, Dr. [Daniel] Kronauer and his colleagues determined that a hormone called insulin-peptide 2, or ILP2, played the most important role.

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.

 

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