Dr. Mucida will become an associate professor on September 1. As head of the Laboratory of Mucosal Immunology, he examines how immune cells within the lining of the intestine balance vigilance against invaders with tolerance to harmless foreign proteins.
During the Convocation ceremony, the 2016 graduates were commended for their scientific contributions, untiring work, and unique skills. Read the faculty members’ tributes to their students.
31 new scientists were awarded doctoral degrees at this year’s Convocation ceremony. The day began with a graduate luncheon in Welch Hall and ended with a festive celebration at the Peggy Rockefeller Plaza.
Erich Jarvis, currently a professor at Duke University, uses songbirds as a model to study the mechanisms that underlie how individuals learn spoken language.
Dr. Hatten, a developmental neurobiologist, and Dr. Kronauer, who studies social evolution and behavior, were celebrated at this year’s Convocation luncheon with Rockefeller’s Distinguished Teaching Awards.
Lillian Cohn, a graduate fellow in Michel Nussenzweig’s laboratory, has been awarded the David Rockefeller Fellowship, given each year to an outstanding third-year student.
At this year’s Convocation ceremony, honorary doctorate degrees were awarded to James Allison, Max Cooper, Suzanne Cory, and Alice Dautry-Varsat for their outstanding scientific contributions.
Priya Rajasethupathy, currently a postdoc at Stanford, is working to understand how molecules and neural circuits interact to store and retrieve information.
Gregory Alushin will join the university as a tenure-track assistant professor and head of laboratory early next year.
Rockefeller’s Board of Trustees elected new member Miriam O. Adelson, a doctor of internal medicine and an expert in drug addiction research and treatment, at their June 1 meeting. With her election, the university has 48 voting trustees.