Women’s Partnership for Science Eighth Annual Lecture and Lunch

Cold Spring Harbor, NY - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) held its eighth annual “Women’s Partnership for Science Lecture and Luncheon” on Sunday, June 14 at Peacock Point, at the Lattingtown home of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel P. Davison.

Leemor Joshua-Tor, Ph.D, Dean of the Watson School of Biological Sciences and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, and Felicia Callan, M.D., obstetrician/gynecologist at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine/North Shore Medical Group, spoke to nearly 140 women in attendance about the link between viruses and cancer, specifically human papillomavirus (HPV), a prime cause of cervical cancer.  Dr. Joshua Tor has determined the structure of a protein called E1 that is found in papillomavirus, a DNA tumor virus that causes cervical cancer.  Dr. Callan described her gratitude to scientists such as Dr. Joshua-Tor, whose research has had a tremendous impact on the most common event in her daily practice, the Pap test.

The event, which raised almost $75,000 to support women who pursue careers in biomedical research at CSHL, was co-chaired by Kristina Perkin Davison, Blair Husain, Kinga Lampert, Mara Lehrman, Simone Mailman, Louise Parent, Mary Snow, Nancy Hoguet Tilghman and Lara Trafelet.  Underwriters included  Marilyn Simons, The Banfi Vintners Foundation, Anne Goodwin, The Stanley R. & Elisabeth G. Jacobs Foundation , Mara Lehrman, Louise Parent, Nancy Israeli, the Morey Family Foundation, Lara Trafelet and Beth Werwaiss.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a private, nonprofit research and education institution dedicated to exploring molecular biology and genetics in order to advance the understanding and ability to diagnose and treat cancers, neurological diseases and other causes of human suffering. For more information, visit www.cshl.edu

Cynthia Stebbins, Leemor Joshua-Tor, Fanny Luke, Jo Anne Browne
Louise Parent Leemor Joshua-Tor Mara Lehrman Kristina Perkin Davison Kinga Lampert Lara Trafelet Mary Snow Cynthia Stebbins, Leemor Joshua-Tor, Fanny Luke, Jo Anne Browne
Debi Hussey and daughter Ginny Knott and Wendy Breck
Debi Hussey and daughter Ginny Knott and Wendy Breck
Helen Remmel, Leite Urry, Terry Phipps, Gail Elmore, Jackie Cuddeback, Lara Trafelet, Katie Charlston Colgate, Allison Aston
Helen Remmel, Leite Urry, Terry Phipps, Gail Elmore Jackie Cuddeback, Lara Trafelet, Katie Charlston Colgate, Allison Aston
Connie Silveri, Janet Connolly, Barbara Candee, Wendy Breck Mara Lerhman, Mary Snow, Lara Trafelet
Connie Silveri, Janet Connolly, Barbara Candee, Wendy Breck Mara Lerhman, Mary Snow, Lara Trafelet
Olga Duke, Anne Goodwin, Annie Kerr Wendy Breck and Barry Osborn
Olga Duke, Anne Goodwin, Annie Kerr Wendy Breck and Barry Osborn