Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory News

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is a renowned private, non-profit institution with a focus on research and education in molecular biology and genetics. Located on Long Island, New York, CSHL was founded in 1890 and has since been a leader in the biological sciences. The laboratory has made significant contributions to the understanding of cancer, neuroscience, plant biology, and quantitative biology. It is particularly noted for its historical role in the development of molecular genetics and its association with several Nobel laureates, including James Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA, who later served as the lab’s director. CSHL also hosts educational programs, including the famous Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology, and offers a graduate school that trains Ph.D. students. The institution remains at the forefront of genetic research and regularly publishes findings that have profound implications on our understanding of biology and genetics.