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Rockefeller University is a private university focusing primarily on graduate and postgraduate education research in the biomedical fields, located between 63rd and 68th Streets along York Avenue, on the Upper East Side of Manhattan island in New York City, New York. Image File history File linksMetadata Rockefeller_University. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Rockefeller_University. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Quaternary education or postgraduate education is the fourth-stage educational level which follows the completion of an undergraduate degree at a college or university. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... The Upper East Side at Sunset The Upper East Side is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, between Central Park and the East River. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Nickname: Big Apple Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ...


The original Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research was founded in 1901 by John D. Rockefeller, who had earlier founded the University of Chicago. The Rockefeller family has maintained strong links with the institution throughout its history; David Rockefeller, to give just one example, is the current Honorary Chairman and Life Trustee. John Davison Rockefeller, Sr. ... The University of Chicago is a private university located principally in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. ... The Rockefeller family (originally Roggenfelder), founded by John Davison Rockefeller (1839-1937) and his brother William Rockefeller (1841-1922), is an American industrial family of German origin, that made a fortune in the oil business during the latter part of the 19th century primarily through their Standard Oil Company. ... David Rockefeller (born June 12, 1915) is a prominent American banker, philanthropist and world statesman. ...


The Institute changed its name to Rockefeller University in 1965, after expanding its mission to include education.


The Rockefeller University is a world-renowned center for research and graduate education in the biomedical sciences, chemistry, and physics. Twenty-three Nobel Prize winners have been associated with the university, an amazing figure considering that Rockefeller University houses a relatively small number of laboratories (less than 80). Nobel Prize medal. ...


The university has been the site of many important scientific breakthroughs. Rockefeller scientists, for example, established that DNA is the chemical basis of heredity, discovered blood groups, showed that viruses can cause cancer, founded the modern field of cell biology, worked out the structure of antibodies, developed methadone maintenance for people addicted to heroin, devised the AIDS "cocktail" drug therapy, and identified the weight-regulating hormone leptin. Methadone is a synthetic opioid, used medically as an analgesic and in the treatment of narcotic addiction. ... Leptin is a 16 kDa protein hormone that plays a key role in regulating energy intake and energy expenditure, including the regulation of appetite and metabolism. ...

See also: Education in New York City

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Education in New York City is provided by a vast number of public and private institutions. ...

At A Glance

Rockefeller University Community

  • >70 heads of laboratories
  • 190 research and clinical scientists
  • 360 postdoctoral investigators
  • 1,000 support staff
  • 150 Ph.D. students
  • 50 M.D.-Ph.D. students
  • 890 alumni

(approximate numbers)


Areas of basic interdisciplinary research

  • biochemistry, structural biology and chemistry
  • molecular, cell and developmental biology
  • immunology, virology and microbiology
  • medical sciences and human genetics
  • neuroscience
  • physics and mathematical biology

Health conditions under study

  • addiction
  • aging
  • AIDS
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • antibiotic resistance
  • arthritis
  • cancer
  • Chagas disease
  • cystic fibrosis
  • diabetes
  • heart disease
  • hepatitis C
  • hereditary diseases
  • memory loss with aging
  • neurological disorders
  • obesity
  • psoriasis
  • schizophrenia
  • tuberculosis

Faculty Awards

Nobel Prize Recipients

2003 Roderick MacKinnon
2001 Paul Nurse
2000 Paul Greengard
1999 Günter Blobel
1984 R. Bruce Merrifield
1981 Torsten Wiesel
1975 David Baltimore
1974 Albert Claude
1974 Christian de Duve
1974 George E. Palade
1972 Stanford Moore
1972 William H. Stein
1972 Gerald M. Edelman
1967 H. Keffer Hartline
1966 Peyton Rous
1958 Joshua Lederberg
1958 Edward L. Tatum
1953 Fritz Lipmann
1946 John H. Northrop
1946 Wendell M. Stanley
1944 Herbert S. Gasser
1930 Karl Landsteiner
1912 Alexis Carrel

Nobel Prize medal. ... Roderick MacKinnon (born 19 February 1956 in Burlington, Massachusetts) is a professor of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics at Rockefeller University who in 2003 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the structure and operation of ion channels. ... Sir Paul M. Nurse (b. ... Paul Greengard (b. ... Günter Blobel (born May 21, 1936) is a German biologist. ... Robert Bruce Merrifield (July 15, 1921 – May 14, 2006) was an American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1984. ... Torsten Nils Wiesel (b. ... David Baltimore (born March 7, 1938) is an American biologist and a winner of the 1975 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. ... Albert Claude (August 24, 1899 – May 22, 1983) was a Belgian biologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1974. ... Christian de Duve (born October 2, 1917) is a biochemist. ... Dr. Palade won the Nobel Prize in 1974. ... Stanford Moore (September 4, 1913 – August 23, 1982) was a U.S. biochemist. ... William Howard Stein (1911 - 1980) was a U.S. biochemist. ... Gerald Maurice Edelman (born July 1, 1929) is a biologist who won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1972 for his work on the immune system. ... Francis Peyton Rous (October 5, 1879, Baltimore - February 16, 1970, New York City) was an American pathologist whose discovery of cancer-inducing viruses earned him a share of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1966. ... Joshua Lederberg speaking at a conference in 1997 Dr. Joshua Lederberg (born May 23, 1925) is an American molecular biologist who is known for his work in genetics, artificial intelligence, and space exploration. ... Tatum won the Nobel Prize for his work in genetics Edward Lawrie Tatum (December 14, 1909 - November 5, 1975) was an American geneticist. ... Categories: Stub | Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine winners ... John Howard Northrop (July 5, 1891 - May 27, 1987) was an American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1946 (with James Batcheller Sumner and Wendell Meredith Stanley) for purifying and crystallizing certain enzymes. ... Wendell Meredith Stanley (August 16, 1904 - June 15, 1971) was an American biochemist, virologist and Nobel prize laureate. ... Herbert Spencer Gasser, (July 5, 1888 - May 11, 1963) was an American physiologist, and recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1944 for his work with action potentials in nerve fibers. ... Karl Landsteiner (June 14, 1868 - June 26, 1943), was an Austrian biologist. ... Alexis Carrel Alexis Carrel (June 28, 1873 – November 5, 1944) was a French surgeon and biologist. ...

Lasker Award Recipients

  • For Basic Medical Research
2003 Robert G. Roeder
1999 Roderick MacKinnon
1998 Paul Nurse
1993 Günter Blobel
1982 Hidesaburo Hanafusa
1975 Henry G. Kunkel
1969 R. Bruce Merrifield
1966 George E. Palade
1963 Lyman C. Craig
1958 Peyton Rous
1948 Rene Dubos
1947 Oswald T. Avery
  • For Clinical Research
1988 Vincent Dole
1978 Emil C. Gotschlich
1957 Richard E. Shope
1946 Karl Landsteiner
1946 Philip Levine (physician)
  • For Special Achievement in Medical Science
2002 James E. Darnell, Jr.
1994 Maclyn McCarty

The Albert Lasker Medical Research Awards have been awarded annually since 1946 to living persons who have made major contributions to medical science. ... Robert G. Roeder (born 1942 in Boonville, Indiana) is Arnold and Maude Beckmann Professor at Rockefeller University. ... Roderick MacKinnon (born 19 February 1956 in Burlington, Massachusetts) is a professor of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics at Rockefeller University who in 2003 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the structure and operation of ion channels. ... Sir Paul M. Nurse (b. ... Günter Blobel (born May 21, 1936) is a German biologist. ... Robert Bruce Merrifield (July 15, 1921 – May 14, 2006) was an American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1984. ... Dr. Palade won the Nobel Prize in 1974. ... Francis Peyton Rous (October 5, 1879, Baltimore - February 16, 1970, New York City) was an American pathologist whose discovery of cancer-inducing viruses earned him a share of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1966. ... Dr. René Jules Dubos (February 20, 1901 - 1982) was a French born American microbiologist, pathologist, environmentalist and Pulitizer Prize winning author. ... Vincent Dole (born 1913 in Chicago, died August 1, 2006) was an American doctor, who, along with his wife Dr Marie Nyswander (died 1986), worked in heroin dependency treatment. ... Karl Landsteiner (June 14, 1868 - June 26, 1943), was an Austrian biologist. ... Philip Levine (10 August 1900 – 18 October 1987) was a physician whose clinical research advanced knowledge on the Rhesus factor, Hemolytic disease of the newborn (HDN) and blood transfusion. ... Maclyn McCarty (June 9, 1911–January 2, 2005) was an American geneticist. ...

National Medal of Science Recipients

2003 James E. Darnell Jr.
1989 Joshua Lederberg
1986 George E. Palade
1979 Paul A. Weiss
1976 George E. Uhlenbeck
1974 James A. Shannon
1973 Frederick Seitz
1968 Detlev W. Bronk
1966 Fritz A. Lipmann
1965 Peyton Rous
1965 Donald D. Van Slyke
1964 Theodosius Dobzhansky

National Medal of Science The National Medal of Science, also called the Presidential Medal of Science, is an honor given by the President of the United States to individuals in science and engineering who have made important contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the fields of behavioral and social... Joshua Lederberg speaking at a conference in 1997 Dr. Joshua Lederberg (born May 23, 1925) is an American molecular biologist who is known for his work in genetics, artificial intelligence, and space exploration. ... Dr. Palade won the Nobel Prize in 1974. ... Frederick Seitz (July 4, 1911-) is an American scientist. ... Francis Peyton Rous (October 5, 1879, Baltimore - February 16, 1970, New York City) was an American pathologist whose discovery of cancer-inducing viruses earned him a share of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1966. ... Theodosius Grigorevich Dobzhansky (Russian — Феодосий Григорьевич Добржанский; sometimes anglicized to Theodore Dobzhansky; January 25, 1900 - December 18, 1975) was a noted geneticist and evolutionary biologist. ...

Members of the National Academy of Sciences

2006 Titia de Lange
2006 Charles D. Gilbert
2006 Michael E. O’Donnell
2006 Jeffrey V. Ravetch
2005 C. David Allis
2005 Charles M. Rice
2003 Cornelia I. Bargmann
2003 Barry S. Coller
2001 Jeffrey M. Friedman
2001 Ralph M. Steinman
2000 Roderick MacKinnon
1997 Joel E. Cohen
1997 Bruce S. McEwen
1996 Elaine Fuchs
1995 Jan L. Breslow
1995 Paul Nurse
1994 Donald Pfaff
1991 A. James Hudspeth
1988 Mitchell J. Feigenbaum
1988 Fernando Nottebohm
1988 Robert G. Roeder
1987 Emil Gotschlich
1985 Hidesaburo Hanafusa
1983 Günter Blobel
1980 Torsten Wiesel
1978 Paul Greengard
1975 Kenneth M. Case
1975 Christian de Duve
1975 Philip Siekevitz
1973 James E. Darnell, Jr.
1972 Vincent P. Dole
1972 R. Bruce Merrifield
1969 Norton D. Zinder
1959 Frank Brink
1957 Joshua Lederberg
1951 Frederick Seitz

Foreign Associates President Harding and the National Academy of Sciences at the White House, Washington, DC, April 1921 The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a corporation in the United States whose members serve pro bono as advisers to the nation on science, engineering, and medicine. ... C. David Allis (born March 22, 1951) is currently the Joy and Jack Fishman Professor and Head of the Laboratory of Chromatin Biology at The Rockefeller University in New York City, United States. ... Roderick MacKinnon (born 19 February 1956 in Burlington, Massachusetts) is a professor of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics at Rockefeller University who in 2003 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the structure and operation of ion channels. ... Sir Paul M. Nurse (b. ... Mitchell Jay Feigenbaum (born December 19, 1944; Philadelphia, USA) is a mathematical physicist whose pioneering studies in chaos theory led to the discovery of the Feigenbaum constant. ... Günter Blobel (born May 21, 1936) is a German biologist. ... Torsten Nils Wiesel (b. ... Paul Greengard (b. ... Christian de Duve (born October 2, 1917) is a biochemist. ... Robert Bruce Merrifield (July 15, 1921 – May 14, 2006) was an American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1984. ... Joshua Lederberg speaking at a conference in 1997 Dr. Joshua Lederberg (born May 23, 1925) is an American molecular biologist who is known for his work in genetics, artificial intelligence, and space exploration. ... Frederick Seitz (July 4, 1911-) is an American scientist. ...


Members of the Institute of Medicine

2005 Jeffrey M. Friedman
2002 Ralph M. Steinman
2000 Günter Blobel
1999 Barry S. Coller
1999 Paul Greengard
1998 Bruce S. McEwen
1997 Jan L. Breslow
1997 David D. Ho
1996 Torsten Wiesel
1994 Elaine Fuchs
1993 Jules Hirsch
1988 Emil C. Gotschlich
1971 Vincent P. Dole
1971 Joshua Lederberg

The Institute of Medicine, a part of the National Academy of Sciences, is an American organization whose purpose is to provide national advice on issues relating to biomedical science, medicine, and health (National Academy of Sciences, n. ... Günter Blobel (born May 21, 1936) is a German biologist. ... Paul Greengard (b. ... David Ta-i Ho (何大一, pinyin: Hé Dàyī) (born November 3, 1952) is a Taiwanese American AIDS researcher famous for the use of protease inhibitors in treating HIV infected patients. ... Torsten Nils Wiesel (b. ... Joshua Lederberg speaking at a conference in 1997 Dr. Joshua Lederberg (born May 23, 1925) is an American molecular biologist who is known for his work in genetics, artificial intelligence, and space exploration. ...

Gairdner Foundation International Award Recipients

2005 Jeffrey M. Friedman
2003 Ralph M. Steinman
2001 Roderick MacKinnon
2000 Robert G. Roeder
1992 Paul Nurse
1986 James E. Darnell, Jr.
1982 Günter Blobel
1970 Vincent P. Dole
1970 R. Bruce Merrifield
1967 Christian de Duve
1967 George E. Palade
1964 Keith R. Porter
1962 Henry G. Kunkel

The Gairdner Foundation International Award is given annually at a special dinner to three to six people for outstanding discoveries or contributions to medical science. ... Roderick MacKinnon (born 19 February 1956 in Burlington, Massachusetts) is a professor of Molecular Neurobiology and Biophysics at Rockefeller University who in 2003 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on the structure and operation of ion channels. ... Sir Paul M. Nurse (b. ... Günter Blobel (born May 21, 1936) is a German biologist. ... Robert Bruce Merrifield (July 15, 1921 – May 14, 2006) was an American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1984. ... Christian de Duve (born October 2, 1917) is a biochemist. ... Dr. Palade won the Nobel Prize in 1974. ... Keith Roberts Porter (1912-1997) was an American cell biologist. ...

MacArthur "Genius Grant" Recipients

Robert Sapolsky
Joel Cohen
Mitch Feigenbaum
Albert Libchaber
Robert Shapley
Jay Weiss

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation is a major private grant-making foundation based in Chicago that has awarded more than US$3 billion since its inception in 1978. ... Robert M. Sapolsky (b. ...

Faculty history

In the mid 1970's, Rockefeller succeeded in attracting a few prominent academics in the humanities, most notably Saul Kripke, a notable logician, philosopher of language, and expositor of the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein. More recently, its faculty were winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2003. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (IPA: ) (April 26, 1889 – April 29, 1951) was an Austrian philosopher who contributed several ground-breaking works to contemporary philosophy, primarily on the foundations of logic, the philosophy of mathematics, the philosophy of language, and the philosophy of mind. ... List of Nobel Prize laureates in Physiology or Medicine from 1901 to the present day. ...


Previous Faculty Members: Harry Frankfurt Harry Gordon Frankfurt (born May 29, 1929) is a professor emeritus of philosophy at Princeton University. ...


Prominent alumni

Barbara Ehrenreich, social commentator and author of the 2001 book Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America. Barbara Ehrenreich (born August 26, 1941 Ehrenreich was born Barbara Alexander to Isabelle Oxley and Ben Alexander. ...


Robert Sapolsky, Stanford Professor, MacArthur Grant recipient, and writer of numerous books on stress and natural history. Robert M. Sapolsky (b. ...


David Baltimore, recipient of Nobel Prize in Physiology & Medicine in 1975 for the discovery of reverse transcriptase. Has served as president of both The Rockefeller University and the California Institute of Technology. David Baltimore (born March 7, 1938) is an American biologist and a winner of the 1975 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. ... The California Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Caltech)[1] is a private, coeducational university located in Pasadena, California, in the United States. ...


Further reading

  • Chernow, Ron. Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr., London: Warner Books, 1998.
  • Rockefeller, David. Memoirs, New York: Random House, 2002.

See also

John Davison Rockefeller, Sr. ... David Rockefeller (born June 12, 1915) is a prominent American banker, philanthropist and world statesman. ... The Rockefeller family (originally Roggenfelder), founded by John Davison Rockefeller (1839-1937) and his brother William Rockefeller (1841-1922), is an American industrial family of German origin, that made a fortune in the oil business during the latter part of the 19th century primarily through their Standard Oil Company. ...

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