Risca explores the three-dimensional structures that organize and support DNA, and the biochemical rules that govern the organization of the genome. She will join Rockefeller as an assistant professor on January 2, 2019.
Researchers describe, for the first time, the structure of a smell-receptor protein common among insects. Its inner architecture illuminates how insects evolved to detect an amazing diversity of odors.
Scientists describe a group of proteins that protect cells from a subtype of human papilloma virus. They also outline genetic mutations that make this virus unusually harmful in people with epidermodysplasia verruciformis, a rare skin condition.
The National Academy of Medicine is a policy research organization that is recognized as a national resource of judgment and veracity in the analysis of issues relating to human health. The Academy's members are elected on the basis of their professional achievement and commitment to service. Eighteen Rockefeller University scientists are members of the National Academy of Medicine.