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.
On a recent Saturday, the Rockefeller campus was transformed into a vast science exhibit with more than 35 interactive stations. Each year, this popular event draws families from across New York City to experience the authentic process of science.
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