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Vicky Moya, a fifth-year student in Nathaniel Heintz's laboratory, profiles specific populations of neurons in the brains of mice. Her work is part of a project to learn about molecular changes that occur in individual cells during the development of neurodegenerative disorders such as ALS.

Our Campus

Set along the East River, Rockefeller's leafy, serene campus comprises 14 acres of scientific oasis in the heart of Manhattan. In addition to living and working space, the campus offers athletic facilities — including a fitness center and tennis and squash courts — a full cafeteria, dining room and coffee cafe, a student lounge, a child care facility, campus-wide wireless internet access, an impressive art collection and numerous places, both indoor and out, to simply sit and think.

The Rockefeller Community

Rockefeller students are part of a tight-knit 24-hour community that’s supportive, respectful, diverse, and fun. The vast majority of students, postdocs, and faculty live on or near campus. There are barbecues, concerts, lectures, and films, not to mention opportunities for informal gatherings in the Faculty and Students Club.

Although science comes first, student life is also about the extracurriculars. Our students perform in orchestras, play league sports, and volunteer in the community.


TriInstitutional orchestra composed entirely of medical and scientific professionals.

International Students

The Office of Immigration and Academic Appointments provides immigration services to international students, faculty, researchers and visiting scholars, as well as members of their immediate families. The staff will advise international students and scholars on obtaining and maintaining lawful status while at the University. Additionally, all international students receive a stipend and health insurance from the university.

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The University has acquired a variety of discounts in the areas of arts & entertainment, food, wellness and travel available to all Rockefeller students.  

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Lecture Series

The university's Caspary Auditorium hosts several lecture series that bring in the world's foremost scientists and thinkers for lectures and informal conversations. In addition to twice-weekly scientific lectures (Rockefeller faculty speak on Mondays, acclaimed researchers from outside institutions speak on Fridays) the university's Insight Lecture Series brings speakers in public health, policy, arts and humanities.

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 "At Rockefeller it's all about supporting the science. That focus is what makes the work so much fun." Vicky Moya, StudentVicky Moya, a fifth-year student in Na