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Recent Recruits

Ekaterina V. Vinogradova, Ph.D. (Rockefeller)

Junyue Cao, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Single-cell Genomics and Population Dynamics

“Rockefeller’s supportive and inspiring environment enables junior faculty to tackle the most important questions and take risks. This is the perfect place for young scientists to thrive!”

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Ekaterina V. Vinogradova, Ph.D. (Rockefeller)

Katya Vinogradova, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Chemical Immunology and Proteomics

“Rockefeller university provides unparalleled support for young faculty empowering us to do cutting-edge research in a scientifically stimulating and highly encouraging environment. The unique structure of the university which lacks the boundaries of traditional departments enables truly interdisciplinary studies – the space, where the most creative and impactful scientific discoveries are made. Starting the laboratory in the middle of a pandemic makes me truly appreciate the role that the community plays in facilitating this process, and I couldn’t imagine a better place to do it.”

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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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Viviana I. Risca, Ph.D. (Rockefeller)

Viviana I. Risca, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Genome Architecture and Dynamics

“Rockefeller’s culture is built on genuine dedication to promoting scientific discovery. The university’s supportive, tight-knit community inspires and empowers junior faculty to take risks in pursuing impactful and creative work.”

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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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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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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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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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Kivanc Birsoy

Kivanç 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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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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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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