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Recent Recruits

Amy E. Shyer, Ph.D. (Rockefeller)

Amy E. Shyer, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Morphogenesis

“I’m excited to be at an institution that has a track record for supporting scientists who set their sights on deep and complex problems with broad implications for biology.”

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Gregory M. Alushin, Ph.D. (Rockefeller)

Gregory M. Alushin, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Structural Biophysics and Mechanobiology

“Rockefeller is wholly dedicated to pursuing the most exciting, creative science at the frontier of knowledge to advance human welfare. This mission defines the culture of the institution at all levels, and I truly find it inspiring.”

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Jeremy M. Rock, Ph.D. (Rockefeller)

Jeremy M. Rock, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Host-Pathogen Biology

“Rockefeller provides incredible support to its faculty, enabling us to tackle some of the most important questions in our respective disciplines. I find this environment to be inspiring and cannot imagine a better place than Rockefeller to start my lab.”

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Priya Rajasethupathy, M.D., Ph.D. (Rockefeller)

Priya Rajasethupathy, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Neural Dynamics and Cognition

“Immersion among brilliant scientists and access to state-of-the-art tools are critical to the process of discovery. Rockefeller provides both.”

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Sebastian Klinge, Ph.D. (Rockefeller)

Sebastian Klinge, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry

“The vibrant scientific culture at Rockefeller is unique and extremely supportive for junior faculty. Having outstanding scientists in diverse fields as colleagues provides a phenomenal environment to pursue new research programs.”

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Li Zhao, PhD (Rockefeller)

Li Zhao, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics

“Rockefeller University supports a diverse, vibrant biological and biomedical research community. This multidisciplinary research atmosphere provides me with exceptional opportunities to explore new research directions. The high quality sciences, state-of-the-art facilities, and the creative colleagues make this a unique place for junior faculty to thrive. Rockefeller is a wonderful place for me to start innovative lines of research.”

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Alipasha Vaziri

Alipasha Vaziri, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Neurotechnology and Biophysics

“At Rockefeller there is an idealism towards science that you don’t feel at many other places. People only care about really important problems and everyone is working on projects with a transformative potential in their fields. I find this atmosphere very inspiring as it pushes one to think about and work on the most audacious ideas that one can come up with.”

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Erich Jarvis

Erich D. Jarvis, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language

“I moved to the Rockefeller University because of the freedom to think outside the box and pursue uncharted territories of science, as well as to work with dynamic students, post-docs, and faculty.”

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Paul Cohen

Paul Cohen, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism

“Rockefeller is a truly special place to develop as a principal investigator. The remarkable students, postdocs, and fellow faculty create a unique environment that empowers me to address ambitious questions that have the potential to lead to transformative findings.”

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Shixin Liu

Shixin Liu, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Nanoscale Biophysics and Biochemistry

“Rockefeller is a truly special place to do science. Its amazing history, unique academic structure, gorgeous campus, prime location are all factors that attracted me here. But what Rockefeller impresses me the most is its people. I constantly draw inspiration from world-renowned pioneers, my fellow junior faculty, vibrant students and postdocs. They are ambitious, persistent, approachable, and fun. These people are what define The Rockefeller University. Once you are here, you become part of it.”

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Kivanc Birsoy

Kivanc Birsoy, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Metabolic Regulation and Genetics

“At Rockefeller, we embrace the idea that curiosity is sufficient justification to pursue a scientific question. There is tremendous support here to try something new and crazy. It is this spirit that makes Rockefeller a unique place.”

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Gabriel Victora, Ph.D. (Rockefeller)

Gabriel D. Victora, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Lymphocyte Dynamics

“Rockefeller provides a unique intellectual environment that enables you to take your science wherever curiosity leads you, regardless of how risky your questions are. In science, if you are hitting the goal every time it means you are not shooting from far enough. What always attracted me to Rockefeller is this institution’s philosophy of always shooting from as far as one possibly can, aiming at where the truly transformative science is.”

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