Weill Cornell Medical College The Rockefeller University Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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TPCB Faculty

Vanessa Ruta, PhD

Rockefeller University


PhD, 2005, The Rockefeller University

BA, 2000, Hunter College


NIH Director’s New Innovator Awardee

Research Topics

  • Macromolecular Structure and Function
    • X-ray crystallography
  • Chemical Cell Biology
    • Cellular imaging
  • Electrophysiology

Therapeutic Areas

  • Neuroscience

photoAnimal behavior reflects the interplay of instinct and learning. The Ruta lab is interested in defining the functional architecture and algorithms of the innate and adaptive neural circuits that animals use to navigate their sensory world.

Read more about Prof. Ruta’s research on the Rockefeller website

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