More than 300 guests attended the lecture in Caspary Auditorium
More than 300 guests attended the lecture in Caspary Auditorium


More than 300 guests gathered in Caspary Auditorium for a Fall Evening Program held at The Rockefeller University on Thursday, November 5, 2015. The event was presented jointly by the Rockefeller University Council, the Committee on Trust & Estate Gift Plans, the Women & Science initiative, and the Parents & Science initiative. The program, entitled, SLEEP: Why Our Brains and Our Bodies Need It, featured Rockefeller professor Michael Young, Ph.D., and guest speaker Ana Krieger, M.D., M.P.H., medical director of the Weill Cornell Center for Sleep Medicine. Dr. Young shared his discoveries about the genes and proteins that govern circadian rhythms and that play a role in setting our biological clocks. Dr. Krieger expounded on the importance of good sleep habits and the implications of good sleep for optimal health. After their presentations, Drs. Young and Krieger were joined by Rockefeller President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D., who led an engaging discussion between the speakers and an animated question and answer session with the audience. A festive reception followed the program.

Richard Lifton, M.D., Ph.D.
The Rockefeller University

Parents & Science
Faculty Advisor

Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.
Alfred E. Mirsky Professor
Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch
Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology

Parents & Science Leadership


Daniella Lipper Coules
Talbott Simonds

Steering Committee

Rebecca Anikstein
John Bernstein
Charles W. Caulkins
Karen de Saint Phalle
Blair Pillsbury Enders
Wendy Ettinger
Kathy Heinzelman
Tania Neild, Ph.D.
Ilona Nemeth
Marean Pompidou
Courtney Smith Rae
Loli Echavarria Roosevelt
Kimberly Kravis Schulhof
Roxy Zajac

Scientific Advisory Council

Evelyn Attia, M.D.
BJ Casey, Ph.D.
Myron Hofer, M.D.
Ilene Sackler Lefcourt
Margaret McCarthy, Ph.D.
Richard Nisbett, Ph.D.
Michael Thompson, Ph.D.

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