Established in 1901, the Rockefeller Institute for Biomedical Research was a revolutionary concept of the time: an institute dedicated to researching the underlying causes of disease.
The world’s leading biomedical research university, Rockefeller draws top scientists and graduate students from around the world to pursue one mission: to conduct science for the benefit of humanity.
Our nimble organizational structure is designed to speed progress. Unrestricted by bureaucracy, our scientists are free to move in whichever direction their research takes them and poised to perform at their best.
Rockefeller has a strong tradition of translational science—nearly half of the university’s laboratories conduct studies on human subjects. The exceptional resources at The Rockefeller University Hospital allow our scientists to conduct clinical research that would be difficult to do anywhere else.