Our record of achievement is in a league of its own: 25 Nobel Prizes, 22 Lasker Awards, and 20 National Medals of Science. Over 40 percent are members or foreign associates of the National Academy of Sciences.
Rockefeller has a strong tradition of translational science—nearly half of the university’s laboratories conduct studies on human subjects. The exceptional resources at The Rockefeller University Hospital allow our scientists to conduct clinical research that would be difficult to do anywhere else.
For the first time, scientists have shown that a small cluster of cells in the human embryo dictates the fate of other embryonic cells. The discovery of this developmental “organizer” could advance research into many human diseases, and it suggests we have more in common with birds than meets the eye.
Academic lectures, symposia, and events provide an opportunity for Rockefeller scientists to share their research and celebrate the achievements of faculty and colleagues from outside the Rockefeller community.
Programs include the Monday Lecture Series, the Friday Lecture Series, the Special Seminar Series, and more.