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Robin Chemers Neustein Professor
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Updated November 16, 2021

November 2021
Trevor Sorrells named a 2021 Intersections Science Fellow

October 18, 2021
Leslie Vosshall elected to the National Academy of Medicine
Rockefeller Newswire

September 17, 2021
Leslie Vosshall named Vice President and Chief Scientific Office of HHMI

July 19, 2021
Lola Neal joins the Vosshall Lab to carry out her PhD research

June 20, 2021
Priyanka Lakhiani successfully defends her Thesis Research Proposal

June 2021
Meg Younger accepts a tenure-track faculty position at Boston University

May 12, 2021
Margo Herre successfully defends her PhD

March 17, 2021
Yael Tsitohay successfully defends her Thesis Research Proposal

February 19, 2021
Why male mosquitoes leave humans alone
Rockefeller Newswire

December 18, 2020
Adriana Rosas successfully defends her Thesis Research Proposal

December 7, 2020
Veronica Jove successfully defends her PhD

October 12, 2020
Scientists discover mosquitoes’ unique blood-taste detectors
Rockefeller Newswire

October 5, 2020
Adriana Rosas joins the Vosshall Lab to carry out her PhD research

October 5, 2020
Yael Tsitohay joins the Vosshall Lab to carry out her PhD research

October 5, 2020
Priyanka Lakhiani joins the Vosshall Lab to carry out her PhD research

January 22, 2020
Leslie Vosshall receives the 2020 National Academy of Sciences Pradel Research Award

December 2019
Leah Houri-Zeevi is named a Simons Junior Fellow of the Simons Society of Fellows

December 2019
Leah Houri-Zeevi receives a Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellowship

November 2019
Leah Houri-Zeevi receives an EMBO Long-Term Postdoctoral Fellowship

June 2019
Nadav Shai receives an EMBO Long-Term Postdoctoral Fellowship

August 22, 2018
Margo Herre receives an NIH F30 Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Predoctoral Fellowship

July 17, 2018
Krithika Venkataraman awarded a 2018 Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds PhD Fellowship

June 14, 2018
Emily Dennis receives her PhD at the 2018 graduate convocation

June 14, 2018
Krithika Venkataraman is named the 2018 David Rockefeller Graduate Fellow

March 7, 2018
Mosquito brain atlas aims to reveal neural circuitry of behavior
Science Daily

January 31, 2018
Meg Younger launches, an online neuroanatomy resource for the mosquito community!

January 9, 2018
Mosquito sex swap leaves females ‘loyal’

December 13, 2017
Mosquito sex protein could stem disease spread

December 12, 2017
Mosquito sex protein could provide key to controlling disease
Rockefeller Newswire

December 10, 2017
Leslie Vosshall travels to Stockholm to see Mike Young. Jeff Hall, and Michael Rosbash receive the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

October 11, 2017
This New Smell Test Could Drastically Aid In Our Ability To Diagnose Alzheimer’s And Parkinson’s
HuffPo UK

October 9, 2017
OK, Computer, Tell Me What This Smells Like
The New Yorker

May 12, 2017
A Dispatch from the 20th Annual Rockefeller Women and Science Luncheon

May 12, 2017
Uptown Ladies Lunch and Learn

February 19, 2017
Crowdsourcing effort helps researchers predict how a molecule will smell
Rockefeller Newswire

February 19, 2017
Artificial intelligence grows a nose
Science Magazine

December 31, 2016
Trevor Sorrells named a Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellow

November 6, 2016
Ellen De Obaldia named a Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellow

November 4, 2016
Scientists Stink at Reverse-Engineering Smells
The Atlantic

October 28, 2016
Fruity or fermented? Algorithm predicts how molecules smell
New Scientist

September 1, 2016
Nilay Yapici accepts a tenure-track assistant professor position at Cornell University (Ithaca)
Going-Away Party

September 1, 2016
Takeshi Morita receives a JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow

July 19, 2016
Veronica Jove is named an HHMI Gilliam Fellow

June 17, 2016
Takeshi Morita receives a Harvey L. Karp Discovery Award

April 20, 2016
Laura Duvall receives the 2016 AChemS Polak Young Investigator Award

April 4, 2016
Command and Control System Monitors Food Intake of Flies

April 4, 2016
Nothing Smells Rotten in Leslie B. Vosshall’s Compost Pail
New York Times

March 31, 2016
Sweet tooth? Flies have it too—and new research explains how they know what to eat and when to stop
Science Daily

March 30, 2016
Team of Rival Scientists Comes Together to Fight Zika
New York Times

March 29, 2016
Veronica Jove receives a 2016 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship

March 3, 2016
Can mutant mosquitoes be used to fight Zika and dengue fever?
PBS Newshour

February 16, 2016
Biologists urged to hug a preprint

February 2, 2016
A Rainbow Unicorn Wants to Transform Biology Publishing

January 12, 2016
The Quest to Make a Better Mosquito Repellent
The Atlantic

December 31, 2015
Meg Younger named a Jane Coffin Childs Postdoctoral Fellow

May 15, 2015
Conor McMeniman accepts a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at the W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

May 8, 2015
Josh Zeng successfully defends his Thesis Research Proposal

April 28, 2015
Leslie Vosshall elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Rockefeller Newswire

April 10, 2015
Researchers master genome editing technique in mosquito that transmits deadly diseases
Rockefeller Newswire

March 27, 2015
Molly Liu successfully defends their Thesis Research Proposal

February 1, 2015
Meg Younger named a Leon Levy Fellow
Leon Levy Foundation

November 25, 2014
Leslie Vosshall elected a 2014 AAAS Fellow
Rockefeller Newswire

November 18, 2014
Leslie Vosshall participates in SFN Dialogues of Discovery Presentation. Neuroscience of Taste: Chef’s Creations Delight the Senses
Live Science

November 19, 2014
How mosquitoes home in: Study of insect-human detection identifies key genetic variation
Harvard Gazette

November 17, 2014
Developing a Taste for Human Blood
New York Times

November 14, 2014
Why Do Mosquitoes Have A Taste For Human Blood?
Red Orbit

November 12, 2014
Gene turns mosquito into vampire

November 12, 2014
Why Yellow Fever Mosquitoes Love Humans – Thank Genetics
Science 2.0

November 12, 2014
How Mosquitoes Acquired a Taste for Human Blood
Nature World News

November 12, 2014
Research suggests how mosquitoes evolved an attraction to human scent
Rockefeller Newswire

September 22, 2014
Female Flies Looking for a Mate Go with their ‘Gut’
Nature World News

July 22, 2014
Jennifer Bussell is interviewed about her Current Biology paper. Fruit Fly Mating: The neuron used by female flies to allow a male to mate with her is uncovered
BBC World Service

July 8, 2014
Genetically driven gut feelings help female flies choose a mate
Rockefeller Newswire

July 2, 2014
Unraveling the Female Fruit Fly Mating Circuit
The Scientist

July 2, 2014
Fruit fly research may reveal what happens in female brains during courtship and mating

March 25, 2014
Leslie Vosshall on the BBC Naked Scientists radio show discusses trillion odors paper
Naked Scientists

March 20-23, 2014
Keller trillion odors story generates broad interest: “Humans can discriminate more than 1 trillion odors #storify #science #research”

March 20, 2014
Human nose can detect at least 1 trillion odors — far more than thought, says study of smell
Washington Post

March 20, 2014
The Nose Knows: Humans Can Smell More Than 1 Trillion Scents

March 20, 2014
Not to be sniffed at: The human nose can distinguish between over one trillion odours – a billion times more than we’d thought
The Independent UK

March 20, 2014
Emily Dennis is awarded a 3-year NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein F31 Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Grant Award from the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). Congratulations Emily!!

March 17, 2014
The interplay between different sensory modalities defines mosquito’s host-seeking behavior
Bug Bitten blog

March 16, 2014
Peggy Hempstead is honored for 5 years of dedicated service as an employee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

March 10, 2014
Jennifer Bussell successfully defends her PhD thesis
Vosshall Lab Flickr Feed

March 9, 2014
Mosquitoes Select Their Targets Using a Combination of Sensory Cues
Guardian Liberty Voice

February 27, 2014
Research shows combination of sensory signals draw mosquitoes in for a bite
Rockefeller University NewsWire

February 26, 2014
A road map — and dictionary — for the arthropod brain

February 2014
Bushdid et al. manuscript accepted at Science, with Andreas Keller as corresponding and senior author
Vosshall Lab Flickr Feed

February 2014
Dr. Julien Hsieh, Clinical Scholar in the Vosshall Lab, wins the Junior Scientific Excellence Prize for the development of a Smell and Taste clinic in Luxembourg

January 2014
McMeniman et al. manuscript accepted at Cell
Vosshall Lab Flickr Feed

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