Rockefeller’s Board of Trustees has initiated the process of identifying and recruiting the university’s next president. A committee of trustees and faculty members, who held their first meeting last week, will lead the search.
Timothy O’Connor’s promotion is expected to further integrate the university’s executive administrative functions, and facilitate the transition to the next president.
Last month, over 400 researchers from institutions within New York City and surrounding areas converged on Rockefeller’s campus to discuss the latest in human genetics. Spearheaded by professor Jean-Laurant Casanova, the goal of these biannual meetings is to strengthen the interactions between local scientists in the field.
Archival records give historians valuable knowledge about how scientific breakthroughs were made—including details that aren’t found in published manuscripts. The university’s archive center encourages both scientists and administrators to transfer materials for preservation, from lab notebooks to holiday party photos, awards, and correspondence.
At the annual winter lecture, speaker Thomas Sakmar introduced students to the science of drug development, from the use of medicinal plants to the future of precision medicine.
A leading neuroscientist in his field, Freiwald investigates how a specialized system of brain areas responds to the sight of a face. His work has implications for understanding the biology of social interaction and cognition.
President Marc Tessier-Lavigne recently sat down for a televised chat with talk-show host Jim Zirin. Neuroscientists Leslie Vosshall and Paul Greengard are also in the media spotlight.
Learn about Rockefeller scientists who have recently received prestigious honors, and see a listing of the latest hires and promotions.
Frank Tejera, a physicist, is the first Cuban student to enroll in Rockefeller’s graduate school directly from his country, something geopolitical events have only recently made possible.
2015 has been a year of soaring philanthropy at Rockefeller. With four years left to go, our ongoing nine-year fundraising campaign is well on its way to raise $940M in support of programmatic needs and campus expansion.