The Rockefeller University - Equipment - Stavros Niarchos Foundation

The Rockefeller University

For the Stavros S. Niarchos Core Initiative to support the coordinated purchase of new instruments for several of the Core Facilities that provide specialized services to scientists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Rockefeller University.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Rockefeller University are global leaders in scientific and medical research. Both are prestigious institutions and have been the source of numerous internationally recognized, groundbreaking scientific discoveries. They are neighbors on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and have a history of collaborating across multiple disciplines. The two institutions are partners (along with Weill Cornell Medical College) in the Tri-Institutional M.D.-Ph.D. Program, established over 25 years ago, as well as the Tri-Institutional Research Program, founded in 2000 to support technologically advanced research.  This grant was made to both institutions to foster their collaboration.

The Rockefeller University, founded by John D. Rockefeller in 1901 as the Rockefeller Institute, was the first biomedical research center in the United States. The Rockefeller Hospital, where patients participate in clinical trials that build on research findings from Rockefeller labs, was established in 1910.  The Institute adopted its new name in 1955, when it admitted its first class of graduate students. Since then, 960 students have graduated.  The University is now host to almost 2,000 researchers, students, and support staff dedicated to unlocking the mysteries of basic science that will lead to longer, healthier human life.