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Howard Hughes Medical Institute Renews Support for CSHL Postgraduate Courses

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) recently awarded Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) a new four-year grant totaling $1.32 million to support postgraduate education. The grant will support 10 laboratory and five lecture courses, including new courses on stem cells, proteomics and neurobiology.

CSHL offers approximately 25 high-level courses that attract more than 1,000 scientists each year. Directed primarily at late pre-doctoral, post-doctoral and faculty level scientists, these intensive courses allow practicing researchers to immerse themselves in new techniques and ideas that they can apply immediately to their own research. For more than 50 years, courses at CSHL have trained rising stars in emerging disciplines and shaped the direction of research, both at CSHL and elsewhere.

HHMI is a nonprofit medical research organization that is helping to enhance science education at all levels and maintain the vigor of biomedical science worldwide. With their support, CSHL is able to continue to offer many of its most popular courses while also having the opportunity to chart new territory.

“HHMI’s support is absolutely invaluable to the courses program. It enables us to run our neurobiology program as well as to start new exciting courses as soon as they are needed by the community,” said Terri Grodzicker, Assistant Director for Academic Affairs at CSHL.

For the past 15 years, HHMI has awarded a total of $10.4 million to CSHL to support courses designed to meet a need for training that spans the biological disciplines and the computational and physical sciences. HHMI also contributes to CSHL’s Watson School of Biological Sciences, its Dolan DNA Learning Center and funds two of CSHL’s distinguished professors in their groundbreaking cancer and neuroscience research.

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. CSHL also operates a broad educational program including the Watson School of Biological Sciences, the Dolan DNA Learning Center and an extensive meetings and courses program. For additional information, call (516) 367-8455, or visit the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory website at

To view the Howard Hughes Medical Insitute press release, visit

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