Rockefeller in the news

by Katherine Fenz, media relations manager

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A Rockefeller study on the mosquito-borne Zika virus received widespread media coverage this summer (© Alex Wild, used with permission).

Don’t miss the latest news articles about Rockefeller and our scientists! Here is a roundup of just a few of the stories that have made headlines recently.

Zika and the adult brain

A study from Joseph Gleeson’s laboratory suggesting certain adult brain cells may be vulnerable to the Zika virus received widespread media coverage over the summer. For example, Brady Dennis of the Washington Post wrote that “Gleeson is the first to admit that the findings represent only an initial step in discovering whether Zika can endanger adult human brain cells.”

The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Reuters, BuzzFeed, and The Scientist were among the many outlets that covered the findings.

Cori Bargmann’s new role

Cori Bargmann’s new job as the incoming president of science of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative—a philanthropy funded by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan—was covered by hundreds of outlets, including the New York Times, CNN, and NPR.

“This initiative is a spectacular opportunity to do something unique and forward looking and effective for science,” Dr. Bargmann told Science in a Q&A. “When something like that comes your way, you just have to say yes.”

River campus

The summer of 2016 saw dramatic progress in the construction of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation–David Rockefeller River Campus, with the installation of 19 prefabricated modules over the FDR Drive. The unique construction challenges associated with the project received the attention of the New York Times, which covered the lift of the first module as it was hoisted into place. Curbed New York also published a slideshow chronicling the project, from when the modular sections were built in New Jersey to the final sections being installed.

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