Gregory Alushin will join the university as a tenure-track assistant professor and head of laboratory early next year.
Rockefeller’s Board of Trustees elected new member Miriam O. Adelson, a doctor of internal medicine and an expert in drug addiction research and treatment, at their June 1 meeting. With her election, the university has 48 voting trustees.
On a recent Saturday, the Rockefeller campus was transformed into a vast science exhibit with more than 35 interactive stations. Each year, this popular event draws families from across New York City to experience the authentic process of science.
Modeled on New York City’s 311, NotifyRU acts as a central portal for a myriad of lower-level issues that arise on campus.
An evolutionary biologist, Li Zhao is interested in how new genes arise and spread within a population. She will join the faculty in March 2017 as an assistant professor.
Richard Lifton, 62, is an internationally recognized physician-scientist working at the cutting edge of genomics, and an academic leader who is deeply committed to bridging basic science with medical innovation. He will take office on September 1.
Rockefeller has the highest percentage of frequently cited scientific publications among 842 leading universities worldwide, according to a survey created by the Center for Science and Technology Studies of Leiden University. The ranking is based on publications indexed in a Thomson Reuters database between 2011 and 2014.
Since its inception in 2014, the Robertson Therapeutic Development Fund has supported translational research projects in 35 different labs. The fund gives Rockefeller scientists resources to develop basic research discoveries into new medical therapies, diagnostics, and devices. A request for proposals for the next round of funding will be issued in June.
The 19.1 million-pound steel skeleton will be hoisted into place from barges in the East River during the early morning hours this summer.
Ali Brivanlou’s latest publication received widespread media attention, including a story in the Wall Street Journal and an interview on National Pubic Radio. David Allis, Elaine Fuchs, and Marc Tessier-Lavigne were also featured in the news.