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Research Areas and Laboratories

Although we have no departments, no chairs, and little administrative hierarchy, our scientists are loosely clustered into ten research areas representing the broad fields of study being most actively pursued.

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemical Biology, and Structural Biology

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Chemical Biology, and Structural Biology

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
C. David Allis, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Gregory M. Alushin, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Structural Biophysics and Mechanobiology

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Günter Blobel, M.D., Ph.D. (1936–2018)

Laboratory of Cell Biology

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Sean F. Brady, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Genetically Encoded Small Molecules

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Brian T. Chait, D.Phil.

Laboratory of Mass Spectrometry and Gaseous Ion Chemistry

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Jue Chen, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Membrane Biology and Biophysics

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Paul Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Robert B. Darnell, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-oncology

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Seth A. Darst, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Titia de Lange, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Howard C. Hang, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Microbial Pathogenesis

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
A. James Hudspeth, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Tarun Kapoor, Ph.D.

Selma and Lawrence Ruben Laboratory of Chemistry and Cell Biology

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Sebastian Klinge, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Protein and Nucleic Acid Chemistry

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Bruce W. Knight, B.A.

Laboratory of Biophysics

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Albert J. Libchaber, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Shixin Liu, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Nanoscale Biophysics and Biochemistry

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Roderick MacKinnon, M.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Michael O'Donnell, Ph.D.

Laboratory of DNA Replication

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Charles M. Rice, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Jeremy M. Rock, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Host-Pathogen Biology

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Robert G. Roeder, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Michael P. Rout, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Cellular and Structural Biology

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Vanessa Ruta, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Thomas P. Sakmar, M.D.

Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Signal Transduction

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Sanford M. Simon, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Sohail Tavazoie, M.D., Ph.D.

Elizabeth and Vincent Meyer Laboratory of Systems Cancer Biology

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Alexander Tomasz, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Thomas Tuschl, Ph.D.

Laboratory of RNA Molecular Biology

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.
Thomas Walz, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Electron Microscopy

Scientists study how molecules interact to drive biological processes such as gene regulation, signal transduction, and enzymology. Their work involves delineating the properties of molecules, molecular complexes, and cells; using chemistry tools to manipulate disease mechanisms; and determining the structures of molecular assemblies at near-atomic resolution.

News

New strategic plan will outline university priorities over five-year term
President Rick Lifton has established a committee to guide the strategic planning process. It will be informed by presentations from administrative departments as well as input from the community at large.
Study explains how geckos gracefully gallop on water
Geckos are amazingly agile. In addition to running across land and up trees, the animals can prance across the surface of water. A new study reveals how they do it.
Seek magazine is now available online
A new digital edition makes Rockefeller’s award-winning publication available to readers everywhere.

Cancer Biology

Work in this area focuses on the processes by which cancers arise, progress, and respond to therapy. Researchers seek to understand how cancer cells transform, metastasize, and interact with their microenvironment; study the mechanisms that drive disease; and develop innovative strategies to control cancer processes.

Work in this area focuses on the processes by which cancers arise, progress, and respond to therapy. Researchers seek to understand how cancer cells transform, metastasize, and interact with their microenvironment; study the mechanisms that drive disease; and develop innovative strategies to control cancer processes.

Cancer Biology

Work in this area focuses on the processes by which cancers arise, progress, and respond to therapy. Researchers seek to understand how cancer cells transform, metastasize, and interact with their microenvironment; study the mechanisms that drive disease; and develop innovative strategies to control cancer processes.
C. David Allis, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics

Work in this area focuses on the processes by which cancers arise, progress, and respond to therapy. Researchers seek to understand how cancer cells transform, metastasize, and interact with their microenvironment; study the mechanisms that drive disease; and develop innovative strategies to control cancer processes.
Kivanç Birsoy, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Metabolic Regulation and Genetics

Work in this area focuses on the processes by which cancers arise, progress, and respond to therapy. Researchers seek to understand how cancer cells transform, metastasize, and interact with their microenvironment; study the mechanisms that drive disease; and develop innovative strategies to control cancer processes.
Paul Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism

Work in this area focuses on the processes by which cancers arise, progress, and respond to therapy. Researchers seek to understand how cancer cells transform, metastasize, and interact with their microenvironment; study the mechanisms that drive disease; and develop innovative strategies to control cancer processes.
Robert B. Darnell, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-oncology

Work in this area focuses on the processes by which cancers arise, progress, and respond to therapy. Researchers seek to understand how cancer cells transform, metastasize, and interact with their microenvironment; study the mechanisms that drive disease; and develop innovative strategies to control cancer processes.
Titia de Lange, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics

Work in this area focuses on the processes by which cancers arise, progress, and respond to therapy. Researchers seek to understand how cancer cells transform, metastasize, and interact with their microenvironment; study the mechanisms that drive disease; and develop innovative strategies to control cancer processes.
Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.

Robin Chemers Neustein Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development

Work in this area focuses on the processes by which cancers arise, progress, and respond to therapy. Researchers seek to understand how cancer cells transform, metastasize, and interact with their microenvironment; study the mechanisms that drive disease; and develop innovative strategies to control cancer processes.
Hironori Funabiki, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Chromosome and Cell Biology

Work in this area focuses on the processes by which cancers arise, progress, and respond to therapy. Researchers seek to understand how cancer cells transform, metastasize, and interact with their microenvironment; study the mechanisms that drive disease; and develop innovative strategies to control cancer processes.
Tarun Kapoor, Ph.D.

Selma and Lawrence Ruben Laboratory of Chemistry and Cell Biology

Work in this area focuses on the processes by which cancers arise, progress, and respond to therapy. Researchers seek to understand how cancer cells transform, metastasize, and interact with their microenvironment; study the mechanisms that drive disease; and develop innovative strategies to control cancer processes.
Richard P. Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Human Genetics and Genomics

Work in this area focuses on the processes by which cancers arise, progress, and respond to therapy. Researchers seek to understand how cancer cells transform, metastasize, and interact with their microenvironment; study the mechanisms that drive disease; and develop innovative strategies to control cancer processes.
Michel C. Nussenzweig, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Immunology

Work in this area focuses on the processes by which cancers arise, progress, and respond to therapy. Researchers seek to understand how cancer cells transform, metastasize, and interact with their microenvironment; study the mechanisms that drive disease; and develop innovative strategies to control cancer processes.
Michael O'Donnell, Ph.D.

Laboratory of DNA Replication

Work in this area focuses on the processes by which cancers arise, progress, and respond to therapy. Researchers seek to understand how cancer cells transform, metastasize, and interact with their microenvironment; study the mechanisms that drive disease; and develop innovative strategies to control cancer processes.
Charles M. Rice, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease

Work in this area focuses on the processes by which cancers arise, progress, and respond to therapy. Researchers seek to understand how cancer cells transform, metastasize, and interact with their microenvironment; study the mechanisms that drive disease; and develop innovative strategies to control cancer processes.
Robert G. Roeder, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Work in this area focuses on the processes by which cancers arise, progress, and respond to therapy. Researchers seek to understand how cancer cells transform, metastasize, and interact with their microenvironment; study the mechanisms that drive disease; and develop innovative strategies to control cancer processes.
Sanford M. Simon, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics

Work in this area focuses on the processes by which cancers arise, progress, and respond to therapy. Researchers seek to understand how cancer cells transform, metastasize, and interact with their microenvironment; study the mechanisms that drive disease; and develop innovative strategies to control cancer processes.
Agata Smogorzewska, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Genome Maintenance

Work in this area focuses on the processes by which cancers arise, progress, and respond to therapy. Researchers seek to understand how cancer cells transform, metastasize, and interact with their microenvironment; study the mechanisms that drive disease; and develop innovative strategies to control cancer processes.
Hermann Steller, Ph.D.

Strang Laboratory of Apoptosis and Cancer Biology

Work in this area focuses on the processes by which cancers arise, progress, and respond to therapy. Researchers seek to understand how cancer cells transform, metastasize, and interact with their microenvironment; study the mechanisms that drive disease; and develop innovative strategies to control cancer processes.
Sohail Tavazoie, M.D., Ph.D.

Elizabeth and Vincent Meyer Laboratory of Systems Cancer Biology

Work in this area focuses on the processes by which cancers arise, progress, and respond to therapy. Researchers seek to understand how cancer cells transform, metastasize, and interact with their microenvironment; study the mechanisms that drive disease; and develop innovative strategies to control cancer processes.

News

New strategic plan will outline university priorities over five-year term
President Rick Lifton has established a committee to guide the strategic planning process. It will be informed by presentations from administrative departments as well as input from the community at large.
Study explains how geckos gracefully gallop on water
Geckos are amazingly agile. In addition to running across land and up trees, the animals can prance across the surface of water. A new study reveals how they do it.
Seek magazine is now available online
A new digital edition makes Rockefeller’s award-winning publication available to readers everywhere.

Cell Biology

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.

Cell Biology

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
C. David Allis, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Paul Bieniasz, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Retrovirology

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Kivanç Birsoy, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Metabolic Regulation and Genetics

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Günter Blobel, M.D., Ph.D. (1936–2018)

Laboratory of Cell Biology

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Brian T. Chait, D.Phil.

Laboratory of Mass Spectrometry and Gaseous Ion Chemistry

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Paul Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Frederick R. Cross, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Cell Cycle Genetics

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Titia de Lange, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.

Robin Chemers Neustein Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Hironori Funabiki, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Chromosome and Cell Biology

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Howard C. Hang, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Microbial Pathogenesis

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Nathaniel Heintz, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Biology

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Tarun Kapoor, Ph.D.

Selma and Lawrence Ruben Laboratory of Chemistry and Cell Biology

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Gaby Maimon, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Integrative Brain Function

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Luciano Marraffini, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Bacteriology

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Paul Nurse, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Yeast Genetics and Cell Biology

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Michel C. Nussenzweig, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Immunology

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Michael O'Donnell, Ph.D.

Laboratory of DNA Replication

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Charles M. Rice, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Robert G. Roeder, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Michael P. Rout, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Cellular and Structural Biology

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Thomas P. Sakmar, M.D.

Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Signal Transduction

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Shai Shaham, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Developmental Genetics

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Amy E. Shyer, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Morphogenesis

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Sanford M. Simon, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Agata Smogorzewska, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Genome Maintenance

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Hermann Steller, Ph.D.

Strang Laboratory of Apoptosis and Cancer Biology

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Thomas Tuschl, Ph.D.

Laboratory of RNA Molecular Biology

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.
Michael W. Young, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Genetics

A host of diseases are spurred by disruptions in the processes by which cells propagate or die, or perform other basic functions. Scientists working in this area dissect the genes and molecular pathways that control the cell cycle, apoptosis, protein trafficking, and many other cellular events.

News

New strategic plan will outline university priorities over five-year term
President Rick Lifton has established a committee to guide the strategic planning process. It will be informed by presentations from administrative departments as well as input from the community at large.
Study explains how geckos gracefully gallop on water
Geckos are amazingly agile. In addition to running across land and up trees, the animals can prance across the surface of water. A new study reveals how they do it.
Seek magazine is now available online
A new digital edition makes Rockefeller’s award-winning publication available to readers everywhere.

Genetics and Genomics

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.

Genetics and Genomics

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
C. David Allis, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Cori Bargmann, Ph.D.

Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Kivanç Birsoy, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Metabolic Regulation and Genetics

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Jan L. Breslow, M.D.

Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics and Metabolism

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Ali H. Brivanlou, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Molecular Embryology

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Jean-Laurent Casanova, M.D., Ph.D.

St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Joel E. Cohen, Ph.D., Dr.P.H.

Laboratory of Populations

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Paul Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Barry S. Coller, M.D.

Allen and Frances Adler Laboratory of Blood and Vascular Biology

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Frederick R. Cross, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Cell Cycle Genetics

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Robert B. Darnell, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-oncology

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Titia de Lange, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Vincent A. Fischetti, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Genetics

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.

Robin Chemers Neustein Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Nathaniel Heintz, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Erich D. Jarvis, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Mary Jeanne Kreek, M.D.

Laboratory of the Biology of Addictive Diseases

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Daniel Kronauer, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Social Evolution and Behavior

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Richard P. Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Human Genetics and Genomics

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Shixin Liu, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Nanoscale Biophysics and Biochemistry

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Luciano Marraffini, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Bacteriology

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Paul Nurse, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Yeast Genetics and Cell Biology

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Charles M. Rice, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Jeremy M. Rock, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Host-Pathogen Biology

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Robert G. Roeder, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Shai Shaham, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Developmental Genetics

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Agata Smogorzewska, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Genome Maintenance

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Sidney Strickland, Ph.D.

Patricia and John Rosenwald Laboratory of Neurobiology and Genetics

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Gabriel D. Victora, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Lymphocyte Dynamics

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Leslie B. Vosshall, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Michael W. Young, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Genetics

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.
Li Zhao, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics

Fundamental to all bioscience is the study of how genes and gene-regulatory processes contribute to development, behavior, and disease. Researchers working in this area employ genetic sequencing technology, bioinformatics, and animal models to pursue genome-wide comparisons, population genetics, functional studies, and more.

News

New strategic plan will outline university priorities over five-year term
President Rick Lifton has established a committee to guide the strategic planning process. It will be informed by presentations from administrative departments as well as input from the community at large.
Study explains how geckos gracefully gallop on water
Geckos are amazingly agile. In addition to running across land and up trees, the animals can prance across the surface of water. A new study reveals how they do it.
Seek magazine is now available online
A new digital edition makes Rockefeller’s award-winning publication available to readers everywhere.

Immunology, Virology, and Microbiology

Investigations into the workings of the immune system are yielding progress against diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV, hepatitis C, and Zika. Work in this area covers the basic mechanisms of immunity, the biology of disease-causing agents, and new treatment approaches from vaccines and antibiotics to personalized immunotherapies.

Investigations into the workings of the immune system are yielding progress against diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV, hepatitis C, and Zika. Work in this area covers the basic mechanisms of immunity, the biology of disease-causing agents, and new treatment approaches from vaccines and antibiotics to personalized immunotherapies.

Immunology, Virology, and Microbiology

Investigations into the workings of the immune system are yielding progress against diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV, hepatitis C, and Zika. Work in this area covers the basic mechanisms of immunity, the biology of disease-causing agents, and new treatment approaches from vaccines and antibiotics to personalized immunotherapies.
Paul Bieniasz, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Retrovirology

Investigations into the workings of the immune system are yielding progress against diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV, hepatitis C, and Zika. Work in this area covers the basic mechanisms of immunity, the biology of disease-causing agents, and new treatment approaches from vaccines and antibiotics to personalized immunotherapies.
Sean F. Brady, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Genetically Encoded Small Molecules

Investigations into the workings of the immune system are yielding progress against diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV, hepatitis C, and Zika. Work in this area covers the basic mechanisms of immunity, the biology of disease-causing agents, and new treatment approaches from vaccines and antibiotics to personalized immunotherapies.
Jean-Laurent Casanova, M.D., Ph.D.

St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases

Investigations into the workings of the immune system are yielding progress against diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV, hepatitis C, and Zika. Work in this area covers the basic mechanisms of immunity, the biology of disease-causing agents, and new treatment approaches from vaccines and antibiotics to personalized immunotherapies.
Brian T. Chait, D.Phil.

Laboratory of Mass Spectrometry and Gaseous Ion Chemistry

Investigations into the workings of the immune system are yielding progress against diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV, hepatitis C, and Zika. Work in this area covers the basic mechanisms of immunity, the biology of disease-causing agents, and new treatment approaches from vaccines and antibiotics to personalized immunotherapies.
Vincent A. Fischetti, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology

Investigations into the workings of the immune system are yielding progress against diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV, hepatitis C, and Zika. Work in this area covers the basic mechanisms of immunity, the biology of disease-causing agents, and new treatment approaches from vaccines and antibiotics to personalized immunotherapies.
Howard C. Hang, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Microbial Pathogenesis

Investigations into the workings of the immune system are yielding progress against diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV, hepatitis C, and Zika. Work in this area covers the basic mechanisms of immunity, the biology of disease-causing agents, and new treatment approaches from vaccines and antibiotics to personalized immunotherapies.
David D. Ho, M.D.

Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center

Investigations into the workings of the immune system are yielding progress against diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV, hepatitis C, and Zika. Work in this area covers the basic mechanisms of immunity, the biology of disease-causing agents, and new treatment approaches from vaccines and antibiotics to personalized immunotherapies.
James G. Krueger, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Investigative Dermatology

Investigations into the workings of the immune system are yielding progress against diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV, hepatitis C, and Zika. Work in this area covers the basic mechanisms of immunity, the biology of disease-causing agents, and new treatment approaches from vaccines and antibiotics to personalized immunotherapies.
Luciano Marraffini, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Bacteriology

Investigations into the workings of the immune system are yielding progress against diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV, hepatitis C, and Zika. Work in this area covers the basic mechanisms of immunity, the biology of disease-causing agents, and new treatment approaches from vaccines and antibiotics to personalized immunotherapies.
Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.

Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology

Investigations into the workings of the immune system are yielding progress against diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV, hepatitis C, and Zika. Work in this area covers the basic mechanisms of immunity, the biology of disease-causing agents, and new treatment approaches from vaccines and antibiotics to personalized immunotherapies.
Daniel Mucida, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Mucosal Immunology

Investigations into the workings of the immune system are yielding progress against diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV, hepatitis C, and Zika. Work in this area covers the basic mechanisms of immunity, the biology of disease-causing agents, and new treatment approaches from vaccines and antibiotics to personalized immunotherapies.
Michel C. Nussenzweig, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Immunology

Investigations into the workings of the immune system are yielding progress against diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV, hepatitis C, and Zika. Work in this area covers the basic mechanisms of immunity, the biology of disease-causing agents, and new treatment approaches from vaccines and antibiotics to personalized immunotherapies.
Jeffrey V. Ravetch, M.D., Ph.D.

Leonard Wagner Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Immunology

Investigations into the workings of the immune system are yielding progress against diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV, hepatitis C, and Zika. Work in this area covers the basic mechanisms of immunity, the biology of disease-causing agents, and new treatment approaches from vaccines and antibiotics to personalized immunotherapies.
Charles M. Rice, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease

Investigations into the workings of the immune system are yielding progress against diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV, hepatitis C, and Zika. Work in this area covers the basic mechanisms of immunity, the biology of disease-causing agents, and new treatment approaches from vaccines and antibiotics to personalized immunotherapies.
Jeremy M. Rock, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Host-Pathogen Biology

Investigations into the workings of the immune system are yielding progress against diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV, hepatitis C, and Zika. Work in this area covers the basic mechanisms of immunity, the biology of disease-causing agents, and new treatment approaches from vaccines and antibiotics to personalized immunotherapies.
Robert G. Roeder, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Investigations into the workings of the immune system are yielding progress against diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV, hepatitis C, and Zika. Work in this area covers the basic mechanisms of immunity, the biology of disease-causing agents, and new treatment approaches from vaccines and antibiotics to personalized immunotherapies.
Michael P. Rout, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Cellular and Structural Biology

Investigations into the workings of the immune system are yielding progress against diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV, hepatitis C, and Zika. Work in this area covers the basic mechanisms of immunity, the biology of disease-causing agents, and new treatment approaches from vaccines and antibiotics to personalized immunotherapies.
Sanford M. Simon, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics

Investigations into the workings of the immune system are yielding progress against diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV, hepatitis C, and Zika. Work in this area covers the basic mechanisms of immunity, the biology of disease-causing agents, and new treatment approaches from vaccines and antibiotics to personalized immunotherapies.
Alexander Tarakhovsky, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Immune Cell Epigenetics and Signaling

Investigations into the workings of the immune system are yielding progress against diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV, hepatitis C, and Zika. Work in this area covers the basic mechanisms of immunity, the biology of disease-causing agents, and new treatment approaches from vaccines and antibiotics to personalized immunotherapies.
Alexander Tomasz, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Investigations into the workings of the immune system are yielding progress against diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV, hepatitis C, and Zika. Work in this area covers the basic mechanisms of immunity, the biology of disease-causing agents, and new treatment approaches from vaccines and antibiotics to personalized immunotherapies.
Gabriel D. Victora, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Lymphocyte Dynamics

Investigations into the workings of the immune system are yielding progress against diseases such as cancer, autoimmune disorders, HIV, hepatitis C, and Zika. Work in this area covers the basic mechanisms of immunity, the biology of disease-causing agents, and new treatment approaches from vaccines and antibiotics to personalized immunotherapies.

News

New strategic plan will outline university priorities over five-year term
President Rick Lifton has established a committee to guide the strategic planning process. It will be informed by presentations from administrative departments as well as input from the community at large.
Study explains how geckos gracefully gallop on water
Geckos are amazingly agile. In addition to running across land and up trees, the animals can prance across the surface of water. A new study reveals how they do it.
Seek magazine is now available online
A new digital edition makes Rockefeller’s award-winning publication available to readers everywhere.

Mechanisms of Human Disease

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.

Mechanisms of Human Disease

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.
C. David Allis, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Chromatin Biology and Epigenetics

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.
Paul Bieniasz, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Retrovirology

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.
Kivanç Birsoy, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Metabolic Regulation and Genetics

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.
Günter Blobel, M.D., Ph.D. (1936–2018)

Laboratory of Cell Biology

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.
Jan L. Breslow, M.D.

Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics and Metabolism

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.
Ali H. Brivanlou, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Molecular Embryology

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.
Jean-Laurent Casanova, M.D., Ph.D.

St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.
Paul Cohen, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Metabolism

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.
Barry S. Coller, M.D.

Allen and Frances Adler Laboratory of Blood and Vascular Biology

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.
Robert B. Darnell, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-oncology

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.
Titia de Lange, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Cell Biology and Genetics

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.
Vincent A. Fischetti, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Bacterial Pathogenesis and Immunology

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.
Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Genetics

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.
Paul Greengard, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.
Mary Jeanne Kreek, M.D.

Laboratory of the Biology of Addictive Diseases

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.
James G. Krueger, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Investigative Dermatology

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.
Richard P. Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Human Genetics and Genomics

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.
Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.

Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.
Charles M. Rice, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.
Jeremy M. Rock, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Host-Pathogen Biology

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.
Sanford M. Simon, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Cellular Biophysics

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.
Agata Smogorzewska, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Genome Maintenance

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.
Sohail Tavazoie, M.D., Ph.D.

Elizabeth and Vincent Meyer Laboratory of Systems Cancer Biology

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.
Thomas Tuschl, Ph.D.

Laboratory of RNA Molecular Biology

Many labs are conducting research to understand the root causes of both rare and common diseases, and developing new therapies based on their insights. Clinical science is enhanced by access to The Rockefeller University Hospital, which enables translational research involving human patients earlier than might otherwise be possible.

News

New strategic plan will outline university priorities over five-year term
President Rick Lifton has established a committee to guide the strategic planning process. It will be informed by presentations from administrative departments as well as input from the community at large.
Study explains how geckos gracefully gallop on water
Geckos are amazingly agile. In addition to running across land and up trees, the animals can prance across the surface of water. A new study reveals how they do it.
Seek magazine is now available online
A new digital edition makes Rockefeller’s award-winning publication available to readers everywhere.

Neurosciences and Behavior

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.

Neurosciences and Behavior

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Cori Bargmann, Ph.D.

Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Jean-Laurent Casanova, M.D., Ph.D.

St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Robert B. Darnell, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Neuro-oncology

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Winrich Freiwald, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Neural Systems

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Genetics

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Charles D. Gilbert, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Neurobiology

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Paul Greengard, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Mary E. Hatten, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Nathaniel Heintz, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Biology

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
A. James Hudspeth, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Sensory Neuroscience

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Erich D. Jarvis, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Bruce W. Knight, B.A.

Laboratory of Biophysics

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Mary Jeanne Kreek, M.D.

Laboratory of the Biology of Addictive Diseases

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Daniel Kronauer, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Social Evolution and Behavior

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Roderick MacKinnon, M.D.

Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Marcelo O. Magnasco, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Gaby Maimon, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Integrative Brain Function

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.

Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Fernando Nottebohm, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Animal Behavior

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Donald W. Pfaff, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Neurobiology and Behavior

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Priya Rajasethupathy, M.D., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Neural Dynamics and Cognition

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
George N. Reeke Jr., Ph.D.

Laboratory of Biological Modeling

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Vanessa Ruta, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Thomas P. Sakmar, M.D.

Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Signal Transduction

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Shai Shaham, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Developmental Genetics

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Hermann Steller, Ph.D.

Strang Laboratory of Apoptosis and Cancer Biology

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Sidney Strickland, Ph.D.

Patricia and John Rosenwald Laboratory of Neurobiology and Genetics

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Alipasha Vaziri, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Neurotechnology and Biophysics

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Leslie B. Vosshall, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Neurogenetics and Behavior

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.
Michael W. Young, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Genetics

To understand how the nervous system develops and produces behaviors and cognition, neuroscientists need to study the brain from many perspectives, focusing on neuronal cells and circuits as well as high-level functions. In addition, labs are working on treatments for Alzheimer’s, drug addiction, obesity, and other diseases.

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Organismal Biology and Evolution

In studying biological processes from the perspective of entire organisms, populations, and ecosystems, scientists seek to reveal how complex traits and behaviors develop, and how diseases manifest. Their work covers the biology of vertebrate and invertebrate organisms and plants, the evolution of species, and other topics.

In studying biological processes from the perspective of entire organisms, populations, and ecosystems, scientists seek to reveal how complex traits and behaviors develop, and how diseases manifest. Their work covers the biology of vertebrate and invertebrate organisms and plants, the evolution of species, and other topics.

Organismal Biology and Evolution

In studying biological processes from the perspective of entire organisms, populations, and ecosystems, scientists seek to reveal how complex traits and behaviors develop, and how diseases manifest. Their work covers the biology of vertebrate and invertebrate organisms and plants, the evolution of species, and other topics.
Ali H. Brivanlou, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Stem Cell Biology and Molecular Embryology

In studying biological processes from the perspective of entire organisms, populations, and ecosystems, scientists seek to reveal how complex traits and behaviors develop, and how diseases manifest. Their work covers the biology of vertebrate and invertebrate organisms and plants, the evolution of species, and other topics.
Jean-Laurent Casanova, M.D., Ph.D.

St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases

In studying biological processes from the perspective of entire organisms, populations, and ecosystems, scientists seek to reveal how complex traits and behaviors develop, and how diseases manifest. Their work covers the biology of vertebrate and invertebrate organisms and plants, the evolution of species, and other topics.
Joel E. Cohen, Ph.D., Dr.P.H.

Laboratory of Populations

In studying biological processes from the perspective of entire organisms, populations, and ecosystems, scientists seek to reveal how complex traits and behaviors develop, and how diseases manifest. Their work covers the biology of vertebrate and invertebrate organisms and plants, the evolution of species, and other topics.
Erich D. Jarvis, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Neurogenetics of Language

In studying biological processes from the perspective of entire organisms, populations, and ecosystems, scientists seek to reveal how complex traits and behaviors develop, and how diseases manifest. Their work covers the biology of vertebrate and invertebrate organisms and plants, the evolution of species, and other topics.
Daniel Kronauer, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Social Evolution and Behavior

In studying biological processes from the perspective of entire organisms, populations, and ecosystems, scientists seek to reveal how complex traits and behaviors develop, and how diseases manifest. Their work covers the biology of vertebrate and invertebrate organisms and plants, the evolution of species, and other topics.
Stanislas Leibler, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Living Matter

In studying biological processes from the perspective of entire organisms, populations, and ecosystems, scientists seek to reveal how complex traits and behaviors develop, and how diseases manifest. Their work covers the biology of vertebrate and invertebrate organisms and plants, the evolution of species, and other topics.
Marcelo O. Magnasco, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience

In studying biological processes from the perspective of entire organisms, populations, and ecosystems, scientists seek to reveal how complex traits and behaviors develop, and how diseases manifest. Their work covers the biology of vertebrate and invertebrate organisms and plants, the evolution of species, and other topics.
Gaby Maimon, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Integrative Brain Function

In studying biological processes from the perspective of entire organisms, populations, and ecosystems, scientists seek to reveal how complex traits and behaviors develop, and how diseases manifest. Their work covers the biology of vertebrate and invertebrate organisms and plants, the evolution of species, and other topics.
Michael O'Donnell, Ph.D.

Laboratory of DNA Replication

In studying biological processes from the perspective of entire organisms, populations, and ecosystems, scientists seek to reveal how complex traits and behaviors develop, and how diseases manifest. Their work covers the biology of vertebrate and invertebrate organisms and plants, the evolution of species, and other topics.
Vanessa Ruta, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior

In studying biological processes from the perspective of entire organisms, populations, and ecosystems, scientists seek to reveal how complex traits and behaviors develop, and how diseases manifest. Their work covers the biology of vertebrate and invertebrate organisms and plants, the evolution of species, and other topics.
Li Zhao, Ph.D.

Laboratory of Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics

In studying biological processes from the perspective of entire organisms, populations, and ecosystems, scientists seek to reveal how complex traits and behaviors develop, and how diseases manifest. Their work covers the biology of vertebrate and invertebrate organisms and plants, the evolution of species, and other topics.

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