The Collaborative Research Center’s newly opened seven-story “bridging” building, designed to link Smith and Flexner Halls and house meeting rooms and informal spaces for collaboration, has been named in honor of Rockefeller University Emeritus Trustee Maurice Greenberg and his wife, Corinne.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of The Rockefeller University Hospital, a unique institution that played a prominent role in biomedical discovery in the 20th century.
Understanding how fruit flies decide when to veer right and when to veer left is important work, not because it will help protect overripe bananas, but because it could lead to insights into how other organisms, including humans, make complex behavioral decisions.
The Board of Trustees elected four new members at its fall meeting on November 17: Holly S. Andersen, H. Rodgin Cohen, Surya N. Mohapatra and John M. Shapiro. The Board now numbers 40.
A series of recent criminal incidents on Rockefeller’s campus this fall, one of which resulted in a breach of sensitive data, has led the university’s administration to tighten security at the 64th Street gate, plug holes in its surveillance network and formalize an existing data ownership policy. The incidents, all three of which involved unauthorized individuals entering campus, resulted in the thefts of computers and cash; there were no injuries.
Last month, the heads of 11 Rockefeller laboratories and researchers working in them gathered at a conference center in Tarrytown, New York, for a weekend retreat focused on genome integrity. From mass spectroscopy to cell cycle and telomere maintenance studies, the scientists shared their expertise, hoping to gain insight from different perspectives that could inform work in their respective fields or launch new collaborations.
The university has restarted a dormant program begun in the early 1980s to fund exchanges between Rockefeller University and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Under the terms of new agreements signed with Karolinska in June, selected postdocs and technical staff from Rockefeller will be able to travel to Sweden for experimental work and training, and a lecture program will be established that will fund travel for Rockefeller and Karolinska faculty members to speak at each other’s institutions.
Janet Davison Rowley and Mary-Claire King, pioneering cancer geneticists, are the recipients of the 2010 Pearl Meister Greengard Prize awarded by The Rockefeller University. Created to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding female scientists, the $100,000 prize was presented at a ceremony in Caspary Auditorium on November 16.
Jan L. Breslow, the 2010 Research Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. Dr. Breslow is Frederick Henry Leonhardt Professor and head of the Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics and Metabolism. The award was presented November 14 at an American Heart Association meeting in Chicago.