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All in the Family: CSHL Alumni Association Founded

Many former CSHL faculty members, postdocs, graduate students, URPs (participants in the Lab's Undergraduate Research Program), and other researchers have spent what they say are some of the best times of their scientific lives on Bungtown Road. In addition, CSHL welcomes nearly 1,000 visiting scientists to its campus each year to participate-as either instructors or students-in the Laboratory's comprehensive program of postgraduate courses. Former faculty, postdocs, graduate students, URPs, and course participants frequently describe their time at CSHL as the first spark of their scientific imagination or as a vital source for ongoing intellectual inspiration and stimulation.

terryThe Laboratory has decided to facilitate year-round, ongoing relationships with researchers from this large and enthusiastic alumni base. To that end, former CSHL faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, URPs, and course participants are now eligible for membership in a newly-formed Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Alumni Association. Terri Grodzicker, Assistant Director for Academic Affairs at CSHL, will be President of the Alumni Association, which has a newly-formed Board (see below) that will advise the Laboratory. The Alumni Association will provide a forum for alumni and current CSHL scientific staff to inform each other about their research, for the lab to share news about its research and educational programs, and for alumni to reestablish contact with each other.

"Cold Spring Harbor remains a scientific home away from home for those who have worked or studied at the lab. The Alumni Association was formed to help those who love the lab keep in touch with us, to foster relationships with new alumni, and to support the future development of the lab."
- Terri Grozicker, President, CSHL Alumni Association

Other planned activities and benefits of membership include an annual on-campus scientific retreat, invitations to special events, and select CSHL Press book and journal discounts.

Annual membership proceeds (discounted for Junior Members who have earned a Ph.D. within the past five years) will support research and education programs at the Laboratory. This fall, CSHL Alumni will receive letters inviting them to join the Alumni Association. For more information, please contact Val Pakaluk ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). To attend the first special event, those contemplating membership in the CSHL Alumni Association are encouraged to register now for a scientific meeting at CSHL celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the discovery of the double helix ("The Biology of DNA," February 26 - March 2, 2003, see

Members of the Board of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Alumni Association:

John Diffley
Imperial Cancer Research Fund (UK)

Carol Greider
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Doug Hanahan
University of California, San Francisco

Ed Harlow
Harvard Medical School

Sue Hockfield
Yale University

Amar Klar
National Cancer Institute

Jackie Lees
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jeff Lichtman
Washington University

Tom Maniatis
Harvard University

Jim Manley
Columbia University

Rick Myers
Stanford University

Carol Prives
Columbia University

Gerry Rubin
University of California, Berkeley

Walter Schaffner
University of Zurich

Chuck Stevens
Salk Institute

Robert Tjian
University of California, Berkeley

Eileen White
Rutgers University

Mark Zoller

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a private, non-profit basic research institution. Under the leadership of Dr. Bruce Stillman, a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society (London), some 300 scientists at the Laboratory conduct groundbreaking research in cancer, neurobiology, plant genetics, and bioinformatics. For additional information, call (516) 367-8455, or visit the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory web site at

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