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.
Dr. Bargmann will oversee a multi-billion dollar effort over the coming years to develop and implement a strategy to unlock understanding of the human body down to the cellular level. She will also continue as a tenured professor conducting research at Rockefeller.
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.