Our record of achievement is in a league of its own: 26 Nobel Prizes, 24 Lasker Awards, and 20 National Medals of Science. Nearly 50 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.
Scientists have developed stem-cell technology to mass-produce tissue cultures resembling our breathing organs. These tissues offer a powerful model in which to study how SARS-CoV-2 wreaks havoc in the lungs and to screen for new drugs.
COVID-19 causes a host of diverse complications, from lung inflammation to blood clots, heart failure, and brain fog. A team of scientists believes these attributes may have a single culprit—and that findings from research on Alzheimer’s disease might give them a leg up in finding it.
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.