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About Olga Nilova

Olga Nilova, MLS, Special Collections and Operations Librarian - As a member of the Markus Library team since 2001, Olga provides user assistance, circulation support, collection management, and user instruction on library services and recourses. She organizes library outreach events and is a primary coordinator in designing library promotional materials. Olga is responsible for acquiring, managing, and caring for additions to the special collection of rare and valuable books, photographs, historical newsletters, and other unique RU publications, digitizing materials to the University’s Digital Repository, and making them available to researchers. As library liaison to the Development Office, Communications and Public Affairs, the Rockefeller Archive Center, Olga designs and creates exhibits and displays in the library and elsewhere on campus. A librarian with almost 30 years of experience in public and academic libraries, Olga received Bachelor of Library Science Degree from St. Petersburg State Academy of Culture (St. Petersburg, Russia) and Master’s Degree in Library Science from The Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, Queens College. A volunteer of several charities, U.S. – and Russia –based, Olga helps to raise funds for children with cancer and special needs.

The DNA Papers Podcast: Episode 1

By |2023-02-01T19:48:01+00:00February 1st, 2023|Categories: Genetics, History of Science, Library, Library Blog|

Pneumococcus colony. Avery et al.: Transformation of pneumococcal types. From J Exp Med 1944, 79(2): 137-158 On February 1, 1944, The Journal of Experimental Medicine published an account by Oswald Avery, Colin MacLeod, and Maclyn McCarty of what Nobelist Peter Medawar called “the most interesting and portentous biological experiment of the 20th century.” [...]

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The Centenary of E.G.D. Cohen Birthday (1923-2017)

By |2023-01-20T16:32:17+00:00January 20th, 2023|Categories: History of Science, Library Blog, Mathematics/Physics|Tags: , |

100 years ago, on January 16th, 1923, Ezechiel Godert David “Eddie” Cohen, the Professor Emeritus at The Rockefeller University and leader in statistical physics and nonequilibriu statistical mechanics, was born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, into a Jewish family. His father, David Ezechiel Cohen, studied medicine in Amsterdam and after receiving his Ph.D. in 1913, specialized [...]

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Women’s History Month: Clara Nigg

By |2022-03-31T14:43:41+00:00March 31st, 2022|Categories: Bacteriology, Epidemiology, History of Science, Library Blog|Tags: , |

This month the Markus Library remembers lesser-known women scientists at The Rockefeller University Clara Nigg   Clara Nigg. Courtesy of the Rockefeller Archive Center Clara Ida Nigg (1897-1986) was an American bacteriologist who developed methods of cultivating Rickettsia prowazekii and proved that this organism only reproduces in living cells. Clara Nigg was born [...]

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Women’s History Month: Elaine Diacumakos

By |2022-03-28T15:19:20+00:00March 28th, 2022|Categories: Cell Biology, History of Science, Library Blog|Tags: , |

This month the Markus Library remembers lesser-known women scientists at The Rockefeller University Elaine Diacumakos Elaine Diacumakos with Peter Sellers and Merrill Chase at the June 11th alumni reunion, 1984 Elaine Diacumakos (1930-1984) was an American cell biologist and head of the cytobiology laboratory at The Rockefeller University who developed the first techniques [...]

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Women’s History Month: Evelyn Tilden

By |2022-03-28T15:18:36+00:00March 24th, 2022|Categories: History of Science, Library Blog, Microbiology|Tags: , , , |

This month the Markus Library remembers lesser-known women scientists at The Rockefeller University Evelyn Tilden Evelyn Butler Tilden poses with a microscope at the National Institutes of Health, 1940 Evelyn Butler Tilden (1891 – 1983) was an American microbiologist who researched rare carbohydrates, oral bacteria, fungal endotoxins, and animal infections. Tilden was born [...]

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JEM’s 125th Anniversary

By |2021-02-02T20:15:17+00:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Digital Commons, History of Science, Library, Science, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

As the Rockefeller University Press and the whole Rockefeller community celebrate the 125th anniversary of Journal of Experimental Medicine, the Markus Library is pleased to present a new exhibit JEM: The Beginnings that highlights the lives and careers of two first editors of the journal: William H. Welch and Simon Flexner. The exhibit contains early [...]

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