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Cameron’s May 15 visit to the university, part an effort by the British government to acknowledge the value and investment that U.S. biomedical research has in the UK, also included a tour of President Marc Tessier-Lavigne’s neuroscience laboratory and a meeting with Nobel Prize winning neurobiologist Paul Greengard. More »
Casanova, whose research established for the first time that a predisposition to infectious diseases in children can be genetically determined, has been named one of 27 new investigators with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. His appointment brings the total number of Rockefeller scientists supported by HHMI to 16. More »
Jamison, a professor of psychiatry at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has made extensive contributions to the field of psychology and is considered one of the country’s foremost authorities on manic-depressive bipolar illness. She is being honored for her 1993 book Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, which examines the relationship between artistic creativity and mood disorders.
Tessier-Lavigne, Rockefeller president and head of the Laboratory of Brain Development, and Jeffrey M. Friedman head of the Laboratory of Molecular Genetics, were elected to the honorary society and independent policy research center along with 198 other leaders in science, art, academia and the civic, corporate and philanthropic arenas. The current membership includes some 250 Nobel laureates and more than 60 Pulitzer Prize winners, and 23 other Rockefeller University faculty members are fellows.
Five years after the university committed to reducing its carbon footprint as part of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 2030 Carbon Challenge, Rockefeller was one of four participating universities that reached their target ahead of schedule. Bloomberg announced the results today at a press conference held in Rockefeller’s philosopher’s garden. More »
Hang, a chemist who works to develop new tools for the study of host-pathogen interactions, has discovered that many proteins involved in host immunity to viruses and bacteria are regulated by fatty acid modifications.
Two Rockefeller University scientists are among 11 winners of the first annual Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, an award established by six tech entrepreneurs dedicated to advancing breakthrough research. At $3 million each, the prizes are worth more than twice the amount of the Nobel. They were created to recognize excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extended human life.
Administered by a new non-profit organization, the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation, the prize is founded by Art Levinson, chairman of the board of Apple and former CEO of Genentech; Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google Inc.; Anne Wojcicki, co-founder of 23andMe; Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, and his wife Pricilla Chan; and Yuri Milner, founder of the Russian internet company Mail.ru. More »
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA online: February 19, 2013 DLK initiates a transcriptional program that couples apoptotic and regenerative responses to axonal injury Trent A. Watkins, Bei Wang, Sarah Huntwork-Rodriguez, Jing Yang, Zhiyu Jiang, Jeffrey Eastham-Anderson, Zora … More »
Allis leads one of five cancer research teams that are winners of $5 million in grant awards from The Starr Foundation’s Sixth Starr Cancer Consortium Grant Competition.
The researchers are being honored for their discovery of the molecular mechanisms governing circadian rhythm. This is the fourth major award Young and his colleagues have received in the past two years, including the Massry Prize, the Canada Gairdner International Award and the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University. More »
Developmental Cell 24: 52-63 Roundabout receptors are critical for foregut separation from the body wall Eric Thomas Domyan, Kelsey Branchfield, Daniel A. Gibson, L.A. Naiche, Mark Lewandoski, Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Le Ma and Xin Sun
Darnell will direct all aspects of the NYGC, including its scientific and research activities, and the recruitment and development of a world-class scientific team in genomic research and medicine. Founded in 2010, the NYGC will be one of the largest genomics research facilities in North America, integrating sequencing, bioinformatics and data management. More »
Neuron 76: 735-749 14-3-3 proteins regulate a cell-intrinsic switch from sonic hedgehog-mediated commissural axon attraction to repulsion after midline crossing Patricia T. Yam, Christopher B. Kent, Steves Morin, W. Todd Farmer, Ricardo Alchini, Léa Lepelletier, David R. Colman, Marc Tessier-Lavigne, … More »
Nicholson Lecture brings vascular biologist to speak at Rockefeller as part of exchange program with Karolinska Institute
Christer Betsholtz will visit the Rockefeller University campus as part of a recently renewed program that supports research exchanges between the university and the Karolinska Institute. Betsholtz studies vascular biology, with a focus on cellular and molecular mechanisms for angiogenesis and vascular permeability. More »
Neuron 76: 338-352 Slit/Robo signaling modulates the proliferation of central nervous system progenitors Víctor Borrell, Adrián Cárdenas, Gabriele Ciceri, Joan Galcerán, Nuria Flames, Ramón Pla, Sandrina Nóbrega-Pereira, Cristina García-Frigola, Sandra Peregrín, Zhen Zhao, Le Ma, Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Oscar Marín
Friedman is being recognized for his groundbreaking discovery of leptin, a hormone that regulates food intake and energy expenditure. His observations provided scientists with a new target for treating obesity and other metabolic diseases.
Two Rockefeller University faculty have been awarded the NIH Director’s Transformative Award and three are being given New Innovator Awards.
A prestigious Rockefeller University award for exceptional women scientists recognizes a pioneer in the field of RNA biology whose discoveries involved patients with a variety of autoimmune diseases. Steitz will receive the award from National Geographic Explorer in Residence Sylvia Earle at a ceremony in Rockefeller’s Caspary Auditorium on November 29. More »
The prize recognizes outstanding contributions to the biomedical sciences and the advancement of health, and Young is being honored for his groundbreaking work on the molecular biology of circadian rhythms. Young’s work spans nearly three decades of research on the biological clocks that regulate our bodies’ patterns of sleep and wakefulness, metabolism and response to disease. More »
Nature Neuroscience online: July 8, 2012 Spontaneous activity regulates Robo1 transcription to mediate a switch in thalamocortical axon growth Erik Mire, Cecilia Mezzera, Eduardo Leyva-Díaz, Ana V Paternain, Paola Squarzoni, Lisa Bluy, Mar Castillo-Paterna, María José López, Sandra Peregrín, Marc … More »