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Rockefeller University

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Founded 1901 by John D. Rockefeller as Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research. Began offering doctorate-level studies and degrees in 1955; renamed Rockefeller University in 1965.

Location:
Manhattan, NY

Founding Date:
1901

Official Website:
http://www.rockefeller.edu/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
David Baltimore
Biologist
7-Mar-1938   Co-Discoverer, reverse transcriptase
Bruce A. Beutler
Biologist
29-Dec-1957   Lipopolysaccharide receptors
Günter Blobel
Scientist
21-May-1936   Protein signaling in cells
Alexis Carrel
Doctor
28-Jun-1873 5-Nov-1944 Sutured blood vessels
Henrik Dam
Scientist
21-Feb-1895 Apr-1976 Discovered Vitamin K
Gerald M. Edelman
Scientist
1-Jul-1929   Chemical structure of antibodies
Barbara Ehrenreich
Author
26-Aug-1941   Nickel and Dimed
Alan L. Hodgkin
Scientist
5-Feb-1914 20-Dec-1998 Electrical impulses in nerves
Fritz Lipmann
Scientist
12-Jun-1899 24-Jul-1986 Carbohydrate oxidation
Jacques Loeb
Doctor
7-Apr-1859 11-Feb-1924 Investigator of artificial parthenogenesis
Bruce Merrifield
Chemist
15-Jul-1921 14-May-2006 Synthesized polypeptides
Stanford Moore
Chemist
4-Sep-1913 23-Aug-1982 Amino-acid analyzer
John H. Northrop
Chemist
5-Jul-1891 27-May-1987 Bacteriophages
George E. Palade
Scientist
19-Nov-1912 7-Oct-2008 Microstructure of the cell
Peyton Rous
Scientist
5-Oct-1879 16-Feb-1970 Blood banks and carcinogenic viruses
Carolyn W. Slayman
Business
c. 1936   Genetics professor at Yale
Wendell M. Stanley
Chemist
16-Aug-1904 15-Jun-1971 First to crystallize a virus
William H. Stein
Chemist
25-Jun-1911 2-Feb-1980 Amino-acid analyzer
Ralph M. Steinman
Biologist
14-Jan-1943 30-Sep-2011 Dendritic cells
Peter Tippett
Computer Programmer
c. 1953   Antivirus software pioneer

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Oswald Avery
Biologist
21-Oct-1877 20-Feb-1955 Antibodies and DNA
David Baltimore
Biologist
7-Mar-1938   Co-Discoverer, reverse transcriptase
Günter Blobel
Scientist
21-May-1936   Protein signaling in cells
Albert Claude
Scientist
23-Aug-1899 22-May-1983 Microstructure of the cell
Donald Davidson
Philosopher
6-Mar-1917 30-Aug-2003 Actions, Reasons And Causes
T. G. Dobzhansky
Scientist
25-Jan-1900 18-Dec-1975 Genetics and the Origin of Species
Alphonse Dochez
Doctor
21-Apr-1882 30-Jun-1964 Scarlet fever, pneumonia, common cold
Christian de Duve
Scientist
2-Oct-1917 4-May-2013 Microstructure of the cell
Gerald M. Edelman
Scientist
1-Jul-1929   Chemical structure of antibodies
Ragnar Granit
Scientist
30-Oct-1900 31-Mar-1990 Physiology of the retina
Paul Greengard
Scientist
11-Dec-1925   Signal transduction in the nervous system
Amiram Grinvald
Scientist
c. 1949   High-resolution optical imaging
Haldan K. Hartline
Scientist
22-Dec-1903 17-Mar-1983 Physiology of the retina
David Ho
Doctor
3-Nov-1952   AIDS researcher
Karl Landsteiner
Scientist
14-Jun-1868 26-Jun-1943 Discovered blood typing
Fritz Lipmann
Scientist
12-Jun-1899 24-Jul-1986 Carbohydrate oxidation
Roderick MacKinnon
Biologist
19-Feb-1956   Ion channels of cell membranes
Bruce Merrifield
Chemist
15-Jul-1921 14-May-2006 Synthesized polypeptides
Stanford Moore
Chemist
4-Sep-1913 23-Aug-1982 Amino-acid analyzer
Daniel Nathans
Scientist
30-Oct-1928 16-Nov-1999 Restriction enzymes (DNA cleavage)
George E. Palade
Scientist
19-Nov-1912 7-Oct-2008 Microstructure of the cell
Albert Sabin
Biologist
26-Aug-1906 3-Mar-1993 Developed oral polio vaccine
William H. Stein
Chemist
25-Jun-1911 2-Feb-1980 Amino-acid analyzer
Ralph M. Steinman
Biologist
14-Jan-1943 30-Sep-2011 Dendritic cells
Edward Tatum
Scientist
14-Dec-1909 7-Nov-1975 One gene, one enzyme theory
Torsten N. Wiesel
Scientist
3-Jun-1924   Neurophysiology of vision

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
David Baltimore
Biologist
7-Mar-1938   Co-Discoverer, reverse transcriptase
Robert Bass
Business
c. 1948   Billionaire
Paul Berg
Chemist
30-Jun-1926   Pioneer in recombinant DNA
Frederick M. Bohen
Business
c. 1937   COO of Rockefeller University, 2002-05
Russell L. Carson
Business
1943   Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Carol B. Einiger
Business
c. 1948   Post Rock Advisors LLC
Jeffrey E. Epstein
Business
20-Jan-1953   Reclusive money manager
Michael D. Fascitelli
Business
c. 1957   Vornado Realty Trust
Herbert S. Gasser
Scientist
5-Jul-1888 11-May-1963 Nerve conduction
Paul B. Guenther
Business
c. 1941   President of Paine Webber, 1988-95
Margaret A. Hamburg
Government
1955   FDA Commissioner
David H. Koch
Business
3-May-1940   Conservative philanthropist, Koch heir
Philip Leder
Biologist
19-Nov-1934   Harvard Geneticist
Joshua Lederberg
Biologist
23-May-1925 2-Feb-2008 Genetic properties of bacteria
Arnold J. Levine
Biologist
1939   Cancer researcher
Howard W. Lutnick
Business
c. 1961   CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald
Ernest Mario
Business
12-Jun-1938   CEO of Alza Corporation, 1993-2001
Paul Nurse
Scientist
25-Jan-1949   Regulators of cell cycle
Willard J. Overlock, Jr.
Business
c. 1946   Former Partner, Goldman Sachs
Frank H. Pearl
Business
27-May-1943 4-May-2012 CEO of Perseus LLC
Norman F. Ramsey
Physicist
27-Aug-1915 4-Nov-2011 Energy levels of atoms
Don Michael Randel
Educator
9-Dec-1940   President, University of Chicago, 2000-06
Julian H. Robertson, Jr.
Business
25-Jun-1932   Tiger Management
John D. Rockefeller III
Philanthropist
21-Mar-1906 10-Jul-1978 Lincoln Center for Performing Arts
John D. Rockefeller
Business
8-Jul-1839 23-May-1937 Founder of Standard Oil
Richard E. Salomon
Business
c. 1942   Chairman of Mecox Ventures
Lewis A. Sanders
Business
c. 1946   CEO of AllianceBernstein
James Simons
Mathematician
c. 1938   Renaissance Technologies hedge fund
Theobald Smith
Scientist
31-Jul-1859 10-Dec-1934 Infectious and parasitic diseases
Ralph M. Steinman
Biologist
14-Jan-1943 30-Sep-2011 Dendritic cells
Max Theiler
Scientist
30-Jan-1899 11-Aug-1972 Yellow fever vaccination
Shirley M. Tilghman
Educator
17-Sep-1946   President of Princeton University
Lulu Wang
Philanthropist
c. 1944   Tupelo Capital Management
William H. Welch
Scientist
8-Apr-1850 30-Apr-1934 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Torsten N. Wiesel
Scientist
3-Jun-1924   Neurophysiology of vision
Vladimir Zworykin
Inventor
30-Jul-1889 29-Jul-1982 Patented color televison


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