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.
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.
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.
Presented by Marcelo O. Magnasco
A.B. Princeton University
Charting the Vasculome: High Resolution Maps
of the Vasculature of Entire Organs
Presented by Sohail Tavazoie
B.A., Kenyon College
Identification of a MicroRNA Network that Regulates Melanoma Metastasis and Angiogenesis by Targeting ApoE
Presented by Vincent A. Fischetti
B.S. Stanford University
The Origin of Multiple Sclerosis Revisited: The Case for a Soluble Toxin
Presented by Tom Muir
B.S., New York University
Split Inteins: From Mechanistic Studies to Novel Protein Engineering Technologies
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The 2012 Convocation honored one of the largest graduating classes in Rockefeller history with 40 Ph.Ds awarded, bringing the total number of Rockefeller alumni to 1,110. Celebrations included an evening reception for the graduates and their families, a luncheon, the traditional cap-and-gown procession across campus, a formal ceremony in Caspary Auditorium during which graduates were presented with personal remarks from their mentors and a campus-wide celebration on the Peggy Rockefeller Plaza.
With the graduation of its 52nd class, the alumni of The Rockefeller University’s graduate program now number 1,047. This year’s Convocation celebration included a French bistro-themed reception in the President’s House, a luncheon, the traditional cap-and-gown procession across campus, a formal ceremony in Caspary Auditorium and a campus-wide celebration in Weiss Café.