The gift, made by the Donald A. Pels Charitable Trust, will endow the Pels Family Center for Biochemistry and Structural Biology. Established in 1998 by Mr. Pels, who was a longtime Rockefeller Trustee, the center helps the university’s chemical and structural biologists share information, ideas, and resources.
This year’s Celebrating Science benefit, sponsored by Rockefeller’s Parents & Science initiative, raised a record $2.8 million for the university. The event, which drew 400 guests to campus for a scientific lecture and dinner, honored Board Chair Russ Carson and his family for their commitment to Rockefeller and their philanthropic leadership throughout New York City.
Bonnie Bassler, a pioneer in the field of bacterial communication, was honored with this year’s Pearl Meister Greengard Prize. Reshma Saujani, founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, presented the international award, which celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of women scientists.
The university’s Board has elected Huda Y. Zoghbi, a pediatric neurologist and neuroscientist, to serve as a Trustee. With her election, the university has 49 voting members.
Using fruit flies and an experimental setup of his own design, Dr. Maimon is exploring how animals perform internal calculations to navigate, keep track of short intervals of time, and compare values. He will become an associate professor on January 1.
The Rockefeller University Child and Family Center has grown by forty percent, doubling the number of infant spots available in the program and adding new seats for toddlers and preschoolers. The CFC’s new space on the second floor of the Graduate Student Residence features loft areas for play and integrated nap rooms.
The university and our faculty have made headlines across many news outlets in the past few months. Don’t miss the coverage of Joseph Gleeson’s latest research on the Zika virus, Cori Bargmann’s new role at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the ongoing River Campus construction project, and other stories.
For over 20 years, Rockefeller has recruited recent college graduates to join the university’s labs as research assistants. These aspiring scientists work alongside postdocs, grad students, and heads of labs, gaining invaluable experience before pursuing advanced degrees and rewarding careers.
The five-year “CTSA” grant will enable clinical work based at The Rockefeller University Hospital. The Clinical and Translational Science Award, given by the NIH, is designed to improve the translational research process and foster innovation in research methods, training, and career development.
HR has expanded the wellness lecture series, introduced free exercise classes at the fitness center, and welcomed nurse practitioner Ashley Foo, psychiatrist Daniel Knoepflmacher, and nutritionist Kim Ross.