Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is a preeminent international research institution, achieving breakthroughs in molecular biology and genetics and enhancing scientific knowledge worldwide.
- Over 600 researchers and technicians, with expertise in cancer, neuroscience, quantitative biology, plant biology, bioinformatics & genomics.
- Highest rating from Charity Navigator.
- Eight Nobel laureates, including Dr. James Watson, co-discoverer of DNA’s double helix
- National Cancer Institute (NCI) - designated Cancer Center for over 25 years, with NCI “outstanding” rating
- Collaborations with top clinical institutions including Memorial Sloan-Kettering, Dana-Farber, Johns Hopkins, NYU, Weill Cornell, Columbia University, Yale and UCLA
- Incubator for more than 20 biotechnology start-ups
- 50% of research funding is from private and unrestricted sources, allowing a unique degree of scientific freedom and collaboration
Watson School of Biological Sciences
- The Watson School of Biological Sciences trains the next generation of scientists through an innovative Ph.D program that fully funds the doctoral research of each student.
Meetings & Courses Program
- The Meetings & Courses Program attracts 12,000 scientists annually from around the world to learn the latest technologies and share advances in biological research.
- A think-tank that convenes global experts to guide science and public policy.
DNA Learning Center (DNALC)
- The DNA Learning Center produces web-based multimedia tools, delivers hands-on learning experiences to 30,000 middle and high school students every year, and trains teachers; over 480,000 students have been taught since 1988.
- CSHL Press publishes authoritative materials for the global scientific community, with journals, books and manuals used in over 2,000 academic institutions worldwide.
Research by Area
Auxiliary activities: 27%
Foundation & private: 21%
Royalty/Annual Fund/Interest: 6%
Budget 2013: $145 million
Faculty & research staff: 81
Postdoctoral fellows: 150
Graduate students: 115
Total research staff: 600
Total employees & students: 1,100
Meetings & Courses Attendees
Annual Meetings & Courses Attendees: 12,000
Watson School Of Biological Sciences
WSBS graduate students: 48
Other graduate students: 65
DNA Learning Center
Program participants: 42,000
Student lab sessions: 30,000
Teachers trained: 700
Teaching facilities: 3
Copies sold: 38,000
Journal subscriptions: 2,300
Journal article downloads: 12.8 million
Cold Spring Harbor, NY
Long Island Facilities:
Banbury Conference Center
DNA Learning Center
DNA Learning Center West
Genome Research Center
Harlem DNA Lab
CSH Suzhou Dushu Lake Conference Center
*Data as reported in 2013 annual report