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  • Parkinson’s | Newswire
    Alzheimer s disease Laboratory of Brain Development and Repair Marc Tessier Lavigne Parkinson s February 5 2008 Science News For treating advanced Parkinson s new research points to serotonin New evidence from a mouse model of Parkinson s disease suggests for the first time that serotonin a well studied neurotransmitter involved in regulating mood appetite sexuality and sleep also plays a crucial role in the world s second most common

    Original URL path: http://newswire.rockefeller.edu/tag/parkinsons/ (2016-02-13)
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  • Marc Tessier-Lavigne receives lifetime achievement award from biotech executives | Newswire
    of the industry in the New York metropolitan area Marc has contributed across the entire spectrum of these pursuits as a leading scientist who has made seminal discoveries in the biology of the nervous system as a biotechnology entrepreneur who co founded Renovis Pharmaceuticals and as chief scientific officer at one of the leading biotech companies Genentech says Ron Cohen president and chief executive officer of Acorda Therapeutics Inc who co presented the award with George Yancopoulos chief scientific officer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Cohen and Yancopoulos are both previous winners of the NY NJ CEO Lifetime Achievement Award Marc has served as one of the most effective catalysts in the history of New York s biotech industry for creating a more hospitable environment for the growth of the industry Cohen says He has encouraged cooperation among New York s major medical research institutions established effective collaborations and innovative programs involving them venture capitalists and company and local government personnel He has served as a focal point for developing programs to stimulate and grow biotech in New York As president of Rockefeller Tessier Lavigne has worked with biotech industry leaders to accelerate the translation of basic research discoveries into new therapies for disease He became the university s tenth president in 2011 He is also Carson Family Professor and head of the Laboratory of Brain Development and Repair I was attracted to Rockefeller by the remarkable research and unique culture that have long characterized our special institution Upon arrival a few years ago I was delighted also to discover the vibrant bioscience community that exists more broadly in New York and to have the opportunity to join in advancing the vital and important work being done by all the players academic and commercial here says Tessier Lavigne Receiving this award means

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  • In the News – WSJ – 7/28/14 | Newswire
    lot of the legal and commercial groundwork has been established between Accelerator and its partner institutions which should help speed the business development process said Marc Tessier Lavigne president of Rockefeller University Tags Marc Tessier Lavigne newswire rockefeller edu In the News Discovery of pro metastasis protein reveals mysterious link to neurodegeneration Comments are closed Search for Categories Science News Awards and Honors Campus News Grants Gifts Topics Video Archive

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  • Rockefeller president joins U.S. university leaders in Israel to explore collaborative opportunities | Newswire
    Jewish Committee which is an advocacy group based in New York The delegation which includes presidents and chancellors of the University of California Berkeley the Texas State University System Barnard College and Scripps College will visit Israeli universities for a series of meetings in areas such as brain science environmental sustainability biotechnology diversity and women s leadership The group will discuss research initiatives and innovation taking place at institutions including Tel Aviv University Technion and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem as well as the unique academia to industry technology transfer system that has helped the country foster numerous start up businesses The seminar will offer broad exposure to the complex issues facing Israel and the region with the delegation scheduled to meet with senior government academic and civil society leaders across the Israeli social and political spectrum and traveling to the West Bank to meet with Palestinian leaders The program marks Project Interchange s 7th annual flagship seminar for university presidents Previous seminars have resulted in prominent collaborations between participating universities and their Israeli counterparts including Cornell NYC Tech the university campus on Roosevelt Island that is a partnership between Cornell University and Technion Israel Institute of Technology Tags Israel

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  • Israel | Newswire
    this week to explore opportunities for collaborations with Israeli institutions in areas such as brain science environmental sustainability biotechnology diversity and women s leadership The visit has been arranged by Project Interchange a non profit educational institute of the American Jewish Committee which is an advocacy group based in New York More Tags Israel Marc Tessier Lavigne Search for Categories Science News Awards and Honors Campus News Grants Gifts Topics

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  • Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Jeffrey Friedman elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences | Newswire
    for understanding how the human brain forms during normal development and in other processes including nerve regeneration following spinal cord injury and neurodegeneration as seen in Alzheimer s disease Tessier Lavigne joined Rockefeller as its 10th president in March 2011 after several years as executive vice president and chief scientific officer at Genentech one of the world s leading biotech companies He is the recipient of numerous scientific awards and is an elected member of the U S National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the Royal Societies of the U K and Canada Friedman researches the molecular mechanisms that regulate food intake and body weight His studies of obesity gained national attention in December 1994 when he and his colleagues published a landmark paper in the journal Nature in which they identified a gene in mice and humans called obese that codes for a hormone he later named leptin a hormonal signal that regulates food intake and energy expenditure and has implications for new treatments for obesity Jeffrey M Friedman Friedman came to Rockefeller as a postgraduate fellow and associate physician in 1980 He received his Ph D in 1986 and was appointed to the faculty He has been an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 1986 and was awarded the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research and the Gairdner Foundation International Award among other honors The American Academy of Arts and Sciences was founded in 1780 by John Adams James Bowdoin John Hancock and other scholar patriots to provide a forum for a select group of scholars members of the learned professions and government and business leaders to work together on behalf of the democratic interests of the new nation Current research interests at the academy include science and global security the humanities and

    Original URL path: http://newswire.rockefeller.edu/2013/04/24/marc-tessier-lavigne-and-jeffrey-friedman-elected-to-american-academy-of-arts-and-sciences/ (2016-02-13)
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  • American Academy of Arts and Sciences | Newswire
    23 other Rockefeller University faculty members are fellows More Tags American Academy of Arts and Sciences Jeffrey M Friedman Marc Tessier Lavigne April 19 2011 Awards and Honors Jesse Ausubel elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences Ausubel a researcher who studies environmental science and technology and industrial evolution is honored with election to the prestigious independent policy research academy More Tags American Academy of Arts and Sciences Dinochelus ausubeli Jesse Ausubel Program for the Human Environment May 5 2008 Awards and Honors Jeffrey Ravetch elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences An immunologist who studies how cells respond to specific antibodies has been elected to The American Academy of Arts and Sciences an independent policy research center that undertakes studies of complex and emerging problems More Tags American Academy of Arts and Sciences Jeffrey Ravetch May 2 2007 Awards and Honors De Lange Nussenzweig elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences Rockefeller University faculty will become members of the independent policy and research center devoted to studying complex emerging problems More Tags American Academy of Arts and Sciences Michel C Nussenzweig Titia de Lange April 25 2006 Awards and Honors Paul Nurse elected fellow of American

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  • Jeffrey M. Friedman awarded 11th IPSEN Endocrine Regulation Prize | Newswire
    that regulate food intake and body weight His studies of obesity gained national attention in December 1994 when Friedman and his colleagues published a landmark paper in the journal Nature in which they identified a gene in mice and humans called obese ob that codes for a hormone he later named leptin after the Greek word leptos for thin Friedman and colleagues showed that leptin is a hormonal signal made by the body s fat cells that regulates food intake and energy expenditure It has powerful effects on reproduction metabolism other endocrine systems and even immune function Friedman s observations have reframed views on the pathogenesis of obesity and suggested that the development of approaches to improve leptin response in resistant individuals could provide new treatments for obesity Current research in Friedman s lab is aimed at elucidating the molecular mechanisms responsible for the regulation of leptin gene expression associated with weight changes Friedman graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and in 1977 at the age of 22 received his M D from Albany Medical College of Union University After completing two residencies at Albany Medical Center Hospital he came to Rockefeller as a postgraduate fellow and associate physician in 1980 In 1986 he received his Ph D working in the lab of James E Darnell Jr and was appointed assistant professor In 1991 he was named head of laboratory and in 1995 he was promoted to professor He was appointed the Marilyn M Simpson Professor in 1999 He has been an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute since 1986 A member of the National Academy of Sciences and its Institute of Medicine Friedman s honors include the 2010 Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research the Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine the Keio Medical Science Prize the

    Original URL path: http://newswire.rockefeller.edu/2012/09/21/jeffrey-m-friedman-awarded-11th-ipsen-endocrine-regulation-prize/ (2016-02-13)
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