Elaine Fuchs, the 2012 March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology. The prize, which Dr. Fuchs shares with Howard Green of Harvard Medical School, was established in 1996 as a tribute to the pioneering virologist Jonas Salk, and recognizes leaders in the field of developmental biology who offer hope for the prevention and treatments of some of the most serious birth defects and other human diseases. It consists of a $250,000 award and a silver medal in the design of the Roosevelt dime. Dr. Fuchs is Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor and head of the Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development.

Tarun Kapoor, the 2012 Irving Sigal Young Investigator Award from The Protein Society, in recognition of his work to dissect mechanisms of cell division. The award, which is sponsored by Merck Research Laboratories, recognizes a significant contribution to the study of proteins by a scientist who is in the early stages of an independent career. Past Rockefeller recipients include John Kuriyan in 1997 and Thomas Muir in 2005. Dr. Kapoor, Pels Family Professor and head of the Laboratory of Chemistry and Cell Biology, shares the award with Mei Hong of Iowa State University.

Ralph E. Kleiner, a Damon Runyon Fellowship from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation. The postdoctoral fellowships provide independent funding for innovative cancer research projects. Dr. Kleiner, a member of Dr. Kapoor’s laboratory, is one of 18 new Damon Runyon Fellows announced this winter.

Gaby Maimon, a Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Dr. Maimon, head of the Laboratory of Integrative Brain Function, is one of 126 researchers to receive a Sloan Fellowship this year.

Johannes Scheid, a Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Mr. Scheid is one of 13 awardees, all advanced graduate students at or near the completion of their studies in the biological sciences and chosen for the quality, originality and significance of their thesis research. Mr. Scheid, a member of Michel Nussenzweig’s Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, is the seventh Rockefeller student to receive this prestigious award in the last 10 years.


James E. Darnell Jr.’s RNA: Life’s Indispensable Molecule, named one of 2011’s “25 Outstanding Academic Titles” by Choice magazine. Choice is the premier source for reviews of academic books, electronic media and Internet resources of interest to those in higher education.


The Vestibular System: A Sixth Sense, by Victor J. Wilson. The book, published by Oxford University Press, is an integrative, comprehensive and innovative look at a sense that is often overlooked, covering the subject from basic sensory transduction in the peripheral organ through the basis of clinical disorders. Dr. Wilson is professor emeritus and head of the Laboratory of Neurophysiology.


Sara Abrahamsson, visiting student, Bargmann Lab.
Suvekshya Aryal, research assistant, Greengard Lab.
Robert Assini, research assistant, White and Levy Center for Mind Brain and Behavior.
Elizabeth Atlas, administrative assistant, Hatten Lab.
Alina Baum, postdoctoral associate, Rice Lab.
Denice Berglund, visiting student, Pfaff Lab.
Marc Brillantes, research assistant, Rout Lab.
Maria Vittoria Cannizzaro, postdoctoral fellow, Krueger Lab.
Sujin Chae, postdoctoral associate, Greengard Lab.
Mo Chen, postdoctoral associate, Roeder Lab.
Jeanne Chiaravalli Giganti, research support associate, High Throughput Screening Resource Center.
Amelie Cornil, laboratory administrator, Strickland Lab.
Tommaso Cupido, postdoctoral associate, Kapoor Lab.
Frida Eriksson, visiting student, Pfaff Lab.
Philip Feinberg, visiting scientist, Greengard Lab.
Maria Ferres-Marco, postdoctoral associate, Steller Lab.
Jamie Fitzgerald, postdoctoral associate, Maimon Lab.
Ryoji Fujiki, visiting assistant professor, Roeder Lab.
Dimitrios Garyfallos, research assistant, Papavasiliou Lab.
Gennadi Glinskii, member of the adjunct faculty, Tarakhovsky Lab.
Hani Goodarzi, postdoctoral associate, Tavazoie Lab.
Andreas Gorlich, postdoctoral fellow, Heintz Lab.
Siobhan Gregg, postdoctoral associate, Smogorzewska Lab.
Ayana Hazeley, administrative assistant, Hospital Nursing Administration.
Derrick Hickman, storeroom clerk, Purchasing.
Joshua Honeyman, visiting fellow, Simon Lab.
Wen Huang, bioinformatics specialist, Tarakhovsky Lab.
James Hughes, research support assistant, Genomics Resource Center.
Luke Hyder, visiting student, Krueger Lab.
Mary Hynes, research associate professor, Office of Academic Affairs.
Natasha Hyppolite-Maxi, administrative assistant, Information Technology.
Reha-Baris Incesu, visiting student, Ravetch Lab.
Chiara Indiani, member of the adjunct faculty, O’Donnell Lab.
Alexander Jaworski, research associate, Tessier-Lavigne Lab.
Odella Jno-Charles, research assistant, Strickland Lab.
Gayle Kangas, project coordinator, Information Technology.
Arif Kocabas, visiting fellow, Hatten Lab.
Katja Kratz, postdoctoral fellow, de Lange Lab.
Hilary Lambert, research assistant, McEwen Lab.
Christian Lavoie, research coordinator, Kreek Lab.
Thomas Lenehan, deputy chief investment officer, Investments.
Jewel Leonardo, accountant, Finance Controllers Office.
Erik Levander, visiting student, Stebbins Lab.
Peng Liu, postdoctoral fellow, Chua Lab.
Andreas Lofberg, visiting student, Pfaff Lab.
Rolf Lood, postdoctoral associate, Fischetti Lab.
Jakob Loschko, postdoctoral associate, Nussenzweig Lab.
Gail Luca, clinical research nurse, Hospital Nursing Outpatient.
Eva Luderowski, research assistant, Ruta Lab.
Shijing Luo, postdoctoral associate, Fuchs Lab.
Diane Maydick, director of nursing and patient care services, Hospital Administration.
Aleksandr Milshteyn, postdoctoral associate, Brady Lab.
Carl Modes, postdoctoral associate, Magnasco Lab.
Emma Mullen, visiting scientist, Vosshall Lab.
Carla Nasca, visiting student, McEwen Lab.
Amber Neher, Dean’s Office assistant & SURF coordinator, Dean’s Office.
Hanako Omatsu, visiting professor, Krueger Lab.
Heuijoon Park, postdoctoral associate, Tarakhovsky Lab.
Anupam Patgiri, postdoctoral associate, Kapoor Lab.
Michael Payne, animal attendant, Comparative Bioscience Center.
Tao Peng, postdoctoral associate, Hang Lab.
Peter Philippsen, member of the adjunct faculty, Fred Cross Lab.
Jessica Phippard, environmental assistant I, Laboratory Safety and Environmental Health.
Maurice Powell, environmental waste coordinator, Comparative Bioscience Center.
Nicolas Renier, postdoctoral associate, Tessier-Lavigne Lab.
Florie Reynaud, foreign research intern, Hatten Lab.
Ylva Ronnelid, visiting student, Casanova Lab.
Samuel Roos, visiting student, Stebbins Lab.
Todd Rubin, research assistant, McEwen Lab.
Katsuhiko Sato, visiting scientist, Kapoor Lab.
Sara Schaafsma, postdoctoral associate, Pfaff Lab.
Caspar Schwiedrzik, postdoctoral associate, Freiwald Lab.
Shekhar Sharma, senior applications database administrator, Information Technology.
Chao Shi, postdoctoral associate, Rice Lab.
Dorjee Shola, research support assistant, Gene Targeting Resource Center.
Israel Tojal Silva, postdoctoral associate, Nussenzweig Lab.
Linda Spatz, visiting associate professor, Nussenzweig Lab.
John Steele, postdoctoral associate, Greengard Lab.
Neal Steigbigel, member of the adjunct faculty, Tomasz Lab.
Nils Stenkilsson Hoff, visiting student, Friedman Lab.
Christin Stottmeister, foreign research intern, Tuschl Lab.
Dena Sweeney, research assistant, Brivanlou Lab.
Melinda Ternei, laboratory technician, Brady Lab.
Shih-Chieh Ti, postdoctoral associate, Kapoor Lab.
Steven Tittley, animal attendant, Comparative Bioscience Center.
Jason Vitale, painter, Plant Operations Carpenter Shop.
Olle Wahlen, visiting student, Friedman Lab.
Bregtje Wallach, academic programs assistant, President’s Office.
Qiao Wang, postdoctoral associate, Nussenzweig Lab.
Terance Ware, receiving clerk, Purchasing.
Richard Wing, postdoctoral associate, Blobel Lab.
Joelle Yudin, administrative assistant, Leibler Lab.

Promoted (academic appointments): 

Dirk Albrecht, to research associate, Bargmann Lab.
William Netzer, to senior research associate, Greengard Lab.
Dragana Rogulja, to research associate, Young Lab.