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Robert Darnell
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Attended Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
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Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Rockefeller University President, to take new position as President of @Stanford. MTL was the best for RU--lucky Stanford!
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Very grateful for @NIH $40M support to @nygenome center, to drive deep understanding of common diseases like autism and other neuropsychiatric disease, asthma and other inflammatory disease, http://www.statnews.com/2016/01/14/nih-disease-genes/ …
New effort aims to identify rare disease genes with big impact on people’s risk of developing such common conditions as heart disease, diabetes, and autism.
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@nygenome traveling with @NYGovCuomo @regeneron @doccandace @Chobani @pfizer @JetBlue @MasterCard for discussions about medical genetic & business opportunities in #Cuba 
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My #ALSicebucketchallenge, meant to help a genomic multi-institutional approach to ALS being organized by @nygenome https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=746192002105157&id=232047723519590
Our CEO Dr. Robert Darnell took the ‪#‎ALSIceBucketChallenge‬. Our work continues at NYGC to search for the genetic roots of diseases like ALS. Play Video. 36 mins · Public. 1 Comment. like. Marco Dotto and 7 others like this. Bob Darnell Cold water, but worth it...for the sequencing & analysis ...
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Kudos to @NYGovCuomo who has risen to support with >$100M genomic medicine in NY, leveraging growing strength @nygenome.org  & Computational infrastructure @ University of Buffalo http://www.longisland.com/news/07-17-14/cuomo-funding-genomic-center.html …
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New work from our laboratory at Rockefeller University and NY Genome Center improves Ago CLIP in vivo--in brain & liver--to reveal miRNA 3' & 5' pairing are both critical determinants of binding specificity http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2015/151125/ncomms9864/pdf/ncomms9864.pdf
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Thanks to Cell Press for nice article highlighting values that come with growing up in a science family
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Energizing & an honor to speak at ALS Association Greater New York Chapter fundraiser WalktoDefeatALS, pictured here with Pat Quinn originator of the Ice Bucket Challenge--we will use the funds from generous spirits to sequence over 1,000 whole genomes to deeply study ALS genetics this year
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I find myself truly inspired once again by music.  Here, David Oistrakh, 1972, master violinist in every way; watch here the special bond between student & teacher (you don't have to speak Russian/German to understand everything here)... http://youtu.be/aPjR94QN8-Y?list=RDAtkk3PX50mc
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President, NY Genome Center; Professor, Rockefeller University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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  • NY Genome Center & Rockefeller University
    President & Scientific Director, 2012 - present
  • Rockefeller University
    Professor, 1992 - present
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
    Investigator, 2002 - present
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New York, NY
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St. Louis, MO - Paris, France - Boston, MA - Bethesda, MD
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Humanist working on clinically relevant molecular biology, neuroscience and human genomics at New York Genome Center and Rockefeller University
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I'm a physician-scientist interested in RNA, HITS-CLIP, Neurologic disease, Neuro-oncology, 
high throughput genomics, 
science & politics, cello, my wife, my kids, triathlon training

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Robert B. Darnell, M.D., Ph.D., is the Robert and Harriet Heilbrunn Professor of Cancer Biology at Rockefeller University in New York City and an Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. In November 2012 he was named President and Scientific Director of the NY Genome Center. His is also an active physician, both at the Rockefeller University Hospital, where he is Senior Physician, and at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in NY, where he is an adjunct Attending Neuro-Oncologist. 

Dr. Darnell's career began as a leading expert in the study of paraneoplastic neurologic syndromes, rare disorders triggered by an immune system response to common cancers. His patient-oriented studies led him to discover that neurons have unique mechanisms governing the regulation of RNA, the transcribed copies of our genes.  His laboratory went on to pioneer the development of HITS-CLIP, a method using next-generation genomics to study RNA regulation in intact cells and tissues, now a gold standard being widely applied in neurobiology, cancer biology, immunology, virology, and as a tool to explore the “dark matter” of the human genome.  In 2010, Dr. Darnell was elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly IOM), member of the Association of American Physicians and Fellow of the AAAS. Dr. Darnell served on the Board of Scientific Councilors of the Jackson Laboratory and the NINDS Advisory Council, and among numerous awards, in 2012 received an NIH Directors Transformative Research Award.  In 2014 Dr. Darnell was elected a Member of the National Academy of Sciences.  

Since 2012 he has served as President of NYGC while maintaining his positions as Professor and Senior Physician at The Rockefeller University and Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
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I played Bobby Fischer in chess and lasted 42 moves
Education
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
    Neuro-Oncology, 1990 - 1992
  • Weill Medical College of Cornell University
    Neurology, 1987 - 1990
  • Mt. Sinai School of Medicine
    Internal Medicine, 1985 - 1987
  • Washington University in St. Louis
    MD/PhD, 1979 - 1985
  • Columbia University
    BA Biology and Chemistry, 1975 - 1979
  • Mamaroneck High School
    Chess and Bridge, 1971 - 1975
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