Milestones

Awarded:

Cori Bargmann, the 11th Perl-University of North Carolina Neuroscience Prize. The award, which Dr. Bargmann shares with Catherine Dulac of Harvard, is worth $10,000 and is awarded this year for the discovery of chemosensory circuits that regulate social behaviors. Dr. Bargmann, Torsten N. Wiesel Professor, head of the Lulu and Anthony Wang Laboratory of Neural Circuits and Behavior and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, will deliver her prize lecture at the UNC Neuroscience Symposium on October 13.

Jean-Laurent Casanova, the 2011 InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize, Beligum’s highest scientific honor. With a value of 250,000 euros, the InBev-Baillet prize recognizes the practical application of basic research; Dr. Casanova is honored for his work on the identification of genes that predispose for human infectious disease. Dr. Casanova is head of the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Disease.

Winrich Freiwald, a 2011 McKnight Scholar Award. Granted to young scientists who are in the early stages of establishing their own independent neuroscience laboratories, the McKnight Scholar Awards seek to support innovative research designed to bring sciences closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented and treated. The award is worth $75,000 a year for three years. Dr. Freiwald is head of the Laboratory of Neural Systems.

Mary Jeanne Kreek, the Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Award, the highest honor given to Wellesley alumnae for excellence in their field. Dr. Kreek is Patrick E. and Beatrice M. Haggerty Professor and head of the Laboratory of the Biology of Addictive Disease.

Bruce S. McEwen, the 2011 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience, from the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT. The Prize, worth $60,000, is awarded annually in recognition of outstanding advances in the field of neuroscience. Dr. McEwen is Alfred E. Mirsky Professor and head of the Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology.

Fernando Nottebohm, the Mortimer D. Sackler Prize for Distinguished Achievement in Developmental Psychobiology. The award, presented by Weill Cornell Medical College and the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, recognizes Dr. Nottebohm’s seminal work in songbirds that has led to the discovery of neuronal replacement. Dr. Nottebohm is Dorothea L. Leonhardt Professor and head of the Laboratory of Animal Behavior.

Donald Pfaff, the Daniel S. Lehrman Lifetime Achievement Award in Behavioral Neuroendocrinology from the Society for Behavorial Neuroscience. The award recognizes Dr. Pfaff’s discovery of hormone receptors in the brain, his description of the first neural circuit for mammalian behavior and his mentoring of a large number of creative scientists who have developed outstanding research programs of their own. Dr. Pfaff is head of the Laboratory of Neurobiology and Behavior.

Alexander Ploss, the Astellas Young Investigator Award from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and the Infectious Diseases Society of America. The award, worth $50,000, provides funding to young investigators who have demonstrated outstanding research in any area of current interest in the field of infectious diseases. Dr. Ploss is research assistant professor in Charles M. Rice’s Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease.

The Rockefeller University Hospital, accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP). Considered the “gold seal” for human subject protection programs, accreditation from the AAHRPP recognizes research organizations’ commitments to providing strong safeguards on behalf of human research participants.

Marc Tessier-Lavigne, the W. Maxwell Cowan Award for outstanding achievement in developmental neuroscience from the Cajal Club and the editors of the Journal of Comparative Neurology. Sponsored by scientific publisher Wiley-Blackwell, the biennial award commemorates Max Cowan, a previous editor of the journal. The award will be presented during the Society for Neuroscience meeting in November. Dr. Tessier-Lavigne is head of the Laboratory of Brain Development and Repair.

Dr. Tessier-Lavigne, the Sloan-Kettering Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Biomedical Research. The honor was presented at MSKCC’s 2011 academic convocation in May, at which Dr. Tessier-Lavigne was the keynote speaker.

Wilbert Zarco, a Pew Latin American Fellowship in the biomedical sciences. Awarded each year to 10 outstanding early-career scientists from Latin America, the fellowships provide $60,000 in support over two years and an additional $35,000 upon returning to Latin America. Dr. Zarco is a postdoc in Winrich Freiwald’s Laboratory of Neural Systems.

Hired:

Paul Abelkop, research assistant, Greengard Lab.
Jessica Ables, postdoctoral associate, Heintz Lab.
Mary Agramonte, teacher, Child and Family Center.
Mauricio Aguilera, animal attendant, Comparative Bioscience Center.
Farzana Ahmed, administrative assistant, Information Technology.
Tamer Ali, animal attendant, Comparative Bioscience Center.
Lisa Ambrosini Vadola, postdoctoral associate, Hang Lab.
Beatriz Antolin-Fontes, visiting student, Heintz Lab.
Pradeep Bandaru, research assistant, Tuschl Lab.
Kailyn Barreto, laboratory helper, Roeder Lab.
Selvin Barrett, mechanic III, Plant Operations Power House.
Yamina Berchiche, postdoctoral fellow, Sakmar Lab.
David Bikard, postdoctoral associate, Marraffini Lab.
Erik Bloss, member of the adjunct faculty, McEwen Lab.
Andrew Bonda-Riva, mechanic III, Plant Operations Power House.
Anne Bothmer, postdoctoral associate, Nussenzweig Lab.
Anekia Brown, teacher, Child and Family Center.
Adam Brownstein, research assistant, Kreek Lab.
Michele Buonora, research assistant, Kreek Lab.
Colin Buss, research assistant, Tavazoie Lab.
Youda Cao, research assistant, Greengard Lab.
Emmeline Cardozo, development assistant I, Development.
Bryce Carey, postdoctoral associate, Allis Lab.
Amy Cassano, visiting fellow, Comparative Bioscience Center.
Eric Chan, research assistant, Greengard Lab.
Victoria Chernow, research assistant, Tuschl Lab.
Meike Chevillotte, postdoctoral associate, Rice Lab.
Young Cheul Chung, postdoctoral associate, Strickland Lab.
Denise Collado, animal technician, Tessier-Lavigne Lab.
Chereen Collymore, postdoctoral associate, Comparative Bioscience Center.
Frederico Costa Pinto, postdoctoral fellow, Mucida Lab.
Devon Davenport, research assistant, Casanova Lab.
Elizabeth Davis, research assistant, Darst Lab.
David DiLillo, postdoctoral associate, Ravetch Lab.
Joseph Dobrin, visiting medical student, Steinman Lab.
Bridget Donovan, research assistant, Rice Lab.
Mayawatee Donzo, animal attendant, Comparative Bioscience Center.
Elena Dragomir, research assistant, Shaham Lab.
Noel Dublin, animal attendant, Comparative Bioscience Center.
Joshua Dubow, research assistant, Gilbert Lab.
Cynthia Duggan, postdoctoral associate, Tessier-Lavigne Lab.
Charles Dutreil, foreign research intern, Casanova Lab.
Ana Emiliano, instructor in clinical investigation, Friedman Lab.
Marisa Evelyn, postdoctoral associate, Magnasco Lab.
Amy Falls, chief investment officer and vice president for investments, Investments.
Melania Fanok, research assistant, Mucida Lab.
Philip Feinberg, research assistant, Greengard Lab.
Sarah Feray, foreign research intern, Casanova Lab.
Michael Feulner, research assistant, Rice Lab.
Zak Frentz, postdoctoral associate, Leibler Lab.
Tamar Friling, research assistant, Rice Lab.
Kirin Furst, research assistant, White and Levy Center for Mind Brain and Behavior.
Daniel Gareau, instructor in clinical investigation, Krueger Lab.
Gregoire Gessain, visiting student, Casanova Lab.
Alyssa Goodman, research assistant, Pfaff Lab.
Jolanta Gorecka, research assistant, McEwen Lab.
Jodi Gresack, research specialist, Greengard Lab.
Henning Gruell, visiting student, Nussenzweig Lab.
Brian Houck-Loomis, laboratory manager, Robert Darnell Lab.
Hun-Way Hwang, postdoctoral fellow, Robert Darnell Lab.
Naoko Imanaka, research assistant, Rice Lab.
Jingjing Jin, visiting student, Chua Lab.
Agnieszka Kalska, research assistant, Young Lab.
Sharon Karmon, instructor in clinical investigation, Ho Lab.
Ulrike Kaunzner, visiting fellow, McEwen Lab.
James Keller, grants management specialist, Sponsored Research and Program Development.
Felice Kelly, postdoctoral associate, Nurse Lab.
Mallory Kerner, research assistant, Greengard Lab.
Anmo Kim, postdoctoral associate, Maimon Lab.
Daesoo Kim, visiting professor, Greengard Lab.
Daniel Kronauer, assistant professor head of laboratory, Kronauer Lab.
Rachael Labitt, research assistant, Rice Lab.
Melody Li, postdoctoral associate, Rice Lab.
Xiaoping Liu, postdoctoral associate, Blobel Lab.
Yevgeniya Livshits, postdoctoral associate, Fuchs Lab.
Emily Louis, animal attendant, Comparative Bioscience Center.
Tapan Maniar, postdoctoral associate, Bargmann Lab.
Noa Manor, laboratory administrator, Kapoor Lab.
Adrian Manrique, human resources assistant, Human Resources.
Irina Matos, postdoctoral associate, Fuchs Lab.
Jerron McCleod, porter, Housing Faculty House.
Jennifer McQuillan, administrative assistant, Nussenzweig Lab.
Sarah Meller, research assistant, Greengard Lab.
Abbey Mills-Dugan, administrative assistant, E.G.D. Cohen Lab.
Sheyla Mirabal, research assistant, James Darnell Lab.
Jyotika Nayi, clinical research nurse, Hospital Nursing Outpatient.
Eiko Nishiuchi, research assistant, Rice Lab.
Ilona Nudelman, postdoctoral associate, Rout Lab.
Olav Olsen, senior research associate, Tessier-Lavigne Lab.
Peter Oxley, postdoctoral associate, Kronauer Lab.
Ulrike Pachmann, foreign research intern, Tuschl Lab.
Minyoung Park, postdoctoral associate, Sakmar Lab.
Bongsoo Park, postdoctoral fellow, Chua Lab.
Margherita Peliti, postdoctoral associate, Shaham Lab.
Ana Pereira, instructor in clinical investigation, McEwen Lab.
Josue Pierre, laboratory helper, Media & Glassware Resource Center.
Ka Lai Poon, research assistant, Strickland Lab.
Carl Procko, postdoctoral associate, Shaham Lab.
Christina Pyrgaki, postdoctoral associate, Heintz Lab.
Tyler-Lauren Rainer, recruitment assistant, Hospital Clinical Research Office.
Georgia Rapti, postdoctoral associate, Shaham Lab.
Gordon Roble, visiting fellow, Comparative Bioscience Center.
Madeline Rooney, research assistant, Greengard Lab.
Srivatsun Sadagopan, postdoctoral associate, Freiwald Lab.
Mohsan Saeed, postdoctoral associate, Rice Lab.
Andrew Satchwell, cage card compliance assistant, Comparative Bioscience Center.
Eric Sawey, scientific editor, Rockefeller University Press.
Troels Scheel, postdoctoral associate, Rice Lab.
Isabelle Schmutz, postdoctoral associate, de Lange Lab.
Daniel Schramek, postdoctoral associate, Fuchs Lab.
Heidi Schreiber, postdoctoral fellow, Nussenzweig Lab.
Jeremy Segal, instructor in clinical investigation, Fuchs Lab.
Stanka Semova, research support specialist, Flow Cytometry Resource Center.
Martin Seybold, foreign research intern, Krueger Lab.
Begum Sezer, research assistant, Greengard Lab.
Lauren Shanker, research assistant, Greengard Lab.
Alok Sharma, postdoctoral associate, Blobel Lab.
Yi Shi, postdoctoral associate, Chait Lab.
Rachel Shively, visiting medical student, Fischetti Lab.
Prerana Shrestha, postdoctoral associate, Heintz Lab.
David Simon, postdoctoral associate, Tessier-Lavigne Lab.
Nimisha Singh, postdoctoral associate, Blobel Lab.
Aylesse Sordillo, research assistant, Friedman Lab.
Sara Steenrod, postdoctoral associate, Freiwald Lab.
Maria Strano Moraes, postdoctoral associate, Konarska Lab.
Zhenwei Su, postdoctoral associate, MacKinnon Lab.
Gianna Triller, research assistant, Papavasiliou Lab.
Ana Tuyama, instructor in clinical investigation, Breslow Lab.
Amit Vashishtha, postdoctoral associate, Tuschl Lab.
Guillaume Voisinne, visiting fellow, Siggia Lab.
Anderson Wang, postdoctoral associate, Smogorzewska Lab.
Wei Wang, postdoctoral associate, Coller Lab.
Wei W. Wang, postdoctoral associate, Coller Lab.
Claire Warriner, research assistant, Heintz Lab.
Nathan Westcott, postdoctoral associate, Hang Lab.
Dannikay Wilson, animal attendant, Comparative Bioscience Center.
Wing Wong, cage card compliance assistant, Comparative Bioscience Center.
Elizabeth Wood, visiting student, Nurse Lab.
Hui-Wen Wu, postdoctoral fellow, Chua Lab.
Zhuhao Wu, postdoctoral associate, TessierLavigne Lab.
Meng Xu, postdoctoral associate, Joel Cohen Lab.
Jing Yang, postdoctoral associate, TessierLavigne Lab.
Yao Yao, postdoctoral associate, Strickland Lab.
Wilbert Zarco, postdoctoral associate, Freiwald Lab.
Wenwen Zeng, postdoctoral associate, Friedman Lab.

Promoted (academic appointments):

Marta Cortes-Canteli, to research associate, Strickland Lab.
Christina Hughes, to research associate, Allis Lab.
Xiaoling Li, to research associate, Steller Lab.
Lisa Postow, to research associate, Funabiki Lab.
Chaolin Zhang, to research assistant professor, Robert Darnell Lab.

Promoted (staff):

Bryan Baker, to associate director CBC, Comparative Bioscience Center.
Meagan Brooks, to senior manuscript coordinator JEM, Rockefeller University Press.
Saad Chiguer, to administrative assistant, Brivanlou Lab.
Emily Conrad, to development officer, Development.
Sylvia Cuadrado, to supervising manuscript coordinator, Rockefeller University Press.
Jean Falconer, to development assistant II, Development.
Kennisha Farrell, to office administrator, Planning and Construction.
Elizabeth Fitzgerald, to laboratory administrator, Hang Lab.
Janine Fleri, to senior manuscript coordinator JCB, Rockefeller University Press.
Dustin Gerding, to development officer, Development.
Ross Gillman, to project manager IT, Information Technology.
Emily Harms, to associate dean, Dean’s Office.
Clarisse Kayembe, to CBC group leader, Comparative Bioscience Center.
Steve Kovalenko, to mechanic II, Plant Operations Power House.
Francis Lach, to laboratory manager, Smogorzewska Lab.
Ka Yee Lam, to research assistant, Hirsch Lab.
Sarah Lee, to development officer, Development.
Svetlana Mazel, to director of flow cytometry resource center, Flow Cytometry Resource Center. Janiris Mejia, to head teacher, Child and Family Center.
Aleksandra Mihailovic, to laboratory manager, Tuschl Lab.
Dale Miller, to IRB specialist, Hospital Institutional Review Board.
Kwan Ng, to senior Web programmer, Information Technology.
James Pring, to research assistant, Steinman Lab.
Serhiy Pylawka, to research specialist, Hudspeth Lab.
Nicholas Riedinger, to senior help desk and computer support specialist, Information Technology. Raymond Schmidt, to watch engineer, Plant Operations Power House.
Peter Selestrin, to watch engineer, Plant Operations Power House.
Annmarie Sharak, to CBC supervisor finance and business, Comparative Bioscience Center. Benjamin Short, to senior Ph.D. science writer, Rockefeller University Press.
Navdeep Singh, to senior applications database administrator, Information Technology.
Teresa Solomon, to associate general counsel, General Counsel.
Hamidah Sultan, to research support associate, High Throughput Screening Resource Center.
Joby Thomas, to lead payroll applications architect, Information Technology.
Aaron Torres, to carpenter III, Plant Operations Carpenter Shop.
Srinivas Voruganti, to lead HRMS applications architect, Information Technology.
Laura Votey, to development assistant II, Development.