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Rockefeller University announced that it has awarded tenure to RNAi researcher Thomas Tuschl. The university has also promoted Tuschl to professor.

Tuschl holds a PhD in chemistry from the University of Regensburg, and joined Rockefeller as an associate professor in 2003 after a postdoctoral stint at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also a co-founder of RNAi drug shop Alnylam Pharmaceuticals.

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