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Rockefeller University, NY

Established as The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in 1901 by oil tycoon and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, the Rockefeller University has become America's premier institution for biomedical research. Rockefeller, who had previously founded the University of Chicago, sought to enrich America's science and medical presence to compete with contemporary institutions like the Pasteur Institute in France and the Robert Koch Institute in Germany.

The Rockefeller University has contributed a number of revolutionary breakthroughs in the field of biomedical research including indentifying autoimmune disease, developing the first antibiotic, discovering DNA, helped develop cell biology, and pioneered tumor biology. The university has also produced 24 Nobel Prize winners since 1912, along with a number of other notable alumni.

Students living in off campus housing or student housing around the school's location on the Upper East Side of Manhattan have access to faculty and advanced laboratories for research in various fields such as biochemistry, neuroscience, virology, medical sciences and human genetics, immunology, and molecular cell and developmental biology. The philanthropic Rockefeller Foundation also has close affiliations with the university.

Student living and university living at the Rockefeller University allows students various opportunities for doctorate-level research at some of New York City's prestigious biomedical laboratories and research institutes, as well as at the university's own clinical research facility at the Rockefeller Hospital.

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