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C. David Allis Mentorship Fund for Young Scientists

C. David Allis

The Rockefeller University mourns the loss of our esteemed colleague David Allis, who passed away on January 8, 2023. As a scientist, David’s accomplishments were unparalleled and widely celebrated. His discovery of the critical role of chemical modification of histone proteins in the regulation of gene expression in eukaryotes added a fundamental new dimension to our understanding of biology. His brilliant insights helped launch the modern study of epigenetics and have driven innovation in therapeutic development for cancer and other diseases.

David was a remarkably gentle and generous friend, collaborator, and mentor. His unfaltering optimism, warmth, and humility will be greatly missed by the entire Rockefeller community. Learn more about David Allis’s life and career.

The Allis family has asked that donations be directed to the C. David Allis Mentorship Fund for Young Scientists at The Rockefeller University to honor his legacy as an extraordinary scientist and a devoted mentor to countless students and postdoctoral researchers. Individuals who wish to contribute to the C. David Allis Mentorship Fund for Young Scientists may do so online.

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Gifts by check may be sent to:

Ms. Vickie Lister
Senior Director, Planned Giving
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue, Box 164
New York, NY 10065-6399

The check should be payable to “The Rockefeller University” and should indicate that this is a gift to the Allis Mentorship Fund.