Awards, Arrivals, and Promotions

Congratulations to our latest award winners:

Raphael Cohn, a graduate fellow in Vanessa Ruta’s Laboratory of Neurophysiology and Behavior, is a recipient of this year’s Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award. One of the country’s most prestigious graduate student prizes in the biosciences, the award is given by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Cohn is the 12th Rockefeller student to win the Weintraub Award.

Luciano Marraffini has been named an American Academy of Microbiology fellow. Fellows of the academy, an honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, are recognized for their excellence, originality, and leadership in the microbiological sciences. Dr. Marraffini is associate professor and head of the Laboratory of Bacteriology.

See an archive of past awards and honors received by Rockefeller scientists.

The Rockefeller community welcomes its latest hires:

Magda Betancourt, Grants Accountant, Finance Accounting Services
Ilaria Ceglia, Science Informationist, Library
Janel Fernandez, Assistant Teacher, Child and Family Center
Kathrin Freisl, Foreign Research Intern, Tuschl Laboratory
Vitor Goncalves Carneiro, Postdoctoral Associate, Bieniasz Laboratory
Kevin Gonzales, Visiting Fellow, Fuchs Laboratory
Felicitas Hengel, Visiting Student, Hudspeth Laboratory
Wanjing Huo, Laboratory Manager, Victora Laboratory
Bipin Kulkarni, Visiting Scientist, Coller Laboratory
Martin Larsson, Visiting Student, Pfaff Laboratory
Julia Moore Vogel, Laboratory Manager, Darnell Laboratory
Paul Park, Visiting Student, Rice Laboratory
Whitney Parker, Visiting Fellow, Tavazoie Laboratory
Stephanie Pfander, Visiting Fellow, Rice Laboratory
Ellen Rylander, Visiting Student, Pfaff Laboratory
Vikas Singh, Postdoctoral Associate, Tarakhovsky Laboratory
Jianfeng Sun, Postdoctoral Associate, Blobel Laboratory
Nicolas Svetec, Senior Research Associate, Zhao Laboratory
Li Zhao, Assistant Professor Head of Laboratory, Zhao Laboratory

The following researcher has been promoted:
Marc Flajolet, to Research Associate Professor, Greengard Laboratory