Dr. Winship Herr steps down as Assistant Director to devote his efforts to the Watson School of Biological Sciences

For over eight years, Dr. Winship Herr has been Assistant Director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. During this period the Laboratory has seen its research program expand greatly and, with the establishment of the Watson School of Biological Sciences in 1998, has become an accredited Ph.D. degree granting institution. Winship led the formation of the Watson School and, along with his role as the Laboratory's Assistant Director, has been the inaugural Dean of the School since 1998. The parallel expansion of the Laboratory's research and academic programs has placed ever increasing responsibilities on the roles of the Assistant Director and Dean. Winship has therefore stepped down as Assistant Director to devote his efforts to the ever-expanding Watson School and his successful research program.

Over the past eight years, Winship has done a remarkable job in helping expand Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s research program in addition to developing the highly successful Watson School. The Laboratory is pleased that he will continue to play a senior leadership role as Dean.

Bruce Stillman
Director and CEO

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