Establishing Your Research Program at Rockefeller
Hear From Some of Our Recently Recruited Junior Faculty

Luciano Marraffini

Luciano Marraffini, Ph.D.

"Rockefeller's unique environment allows me complete freedom to pursue my research program. This, plus the possibility of discussing my scientific endeavors with a broad and stellar group of investigators, makes our university a fabulous place to do research."

> Laboratory of Bacteriology

Agata Smogorzewska

Agata Smogorzewska, M.D., Ph.D.

"Having been a student and now an Assistant Professor here, I have always appreciated the amazing scientific community of the Rockefeller University. Generous funding, great support from resource centers and the willingness of others to collaborate ease the intensity of day-to-day scientific life. As a mother of two, the wonderful on-site daycare center has been a real gift as it allows me not to worry about my children’s care. Rockefeller University is an extraordinary place with a singular past, where history is routinely being made and everything is done to assure that the focus is on great science."

> Laboratory of Genome Maintenance

Winrich Freiwald

Winrich Freiwald, Ph.D.

"Rockefeller is a fantastic and unique place for conducting science. Its genius loci is that of the most scientifically stimulating and collegial environment. To me this is the single most important factor to make you the best scientist you can possibly be. And that's why I love being here. As junior faculty we get lots of support to focus on science, are little burdened by administrative duties, and are helped by staff that understands the purpose and mission of the University — science for the benefit of mankind. It is great being part of this community and to be inspired by some of the greatest scientists alive."

> Laboratory of Neural Systems

Sohail Tavazoie

Sohail Tavazoie, M.D., Ph.D.

"Rockefeller is unique on so many fronts. Having neighboring labs that study immunology, microbiology, and DNA-damage biology enables me, a cancer biologist, to frame my questions with a broader perspective than I would have were I to be in a traditional department. Important discoveries have traditionally been made by investigators studying phenomena at the interface of multiple disciplines. Rockefeller inherently fosters such science. The exemplary graduate students and postdoctoral fellows that are drawn to an institute with a remarkable history of scientific excellence is another major plus. The generous support the University has provided me as a junior faculty member has been a major privilege that has steered my science in unique, surprising and exciting directions."

> Elizabeth and Vincent Meyer Laboratory of Systems Cancer Biology