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Robert W. Lourie elected to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Board of Trustees

Cold Spring Harbor, NY - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) announces a new trustee, Robert W. Lourie, Ph.D. who was elected to the governing body of the private, not-for-profit biomedical research and education institution at its recent spring meeting.

“We are pleased to welcome such an accomplished physicist and market research expert to the CSHL Board,” said CSHL Chairman Jamie Nicholls, who has led the board since 2010.   Under the leadership of Ms. Nicholls, the CSHL board has grown in number and stature, representing a range of industry and academic leaders from Long Island, New York City and beyond.  CSHL Board of Trustees

“Dr. Lourie is a natural fit for CSHL, where we have recruited scientists in the fields of computational and mathematical sciences to build on our historic strengths in biology and genetics,” said CSHL President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce Stillman.  “CSHL is a leader in genome sequencing, a technology which has the power to generate unimaginable amounts of data. Computers, physics and quantitative analysis  now play a critical role in solving  important fundamental questions about biology and disease.”

Dr. Lourie is currently the Head of Futures Research at Renaissance Technologies LLC, an investment management company dedicated to producing superior returns for its clients and employees by adhering to mathematical and statistical methods.  While working at Renaissance Technologies, Dr. Lourie was an adjunct professor in the Department of Physics at SUNY Stony Brook.  He was previously an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Virginia and received his Ph.D. from Massachuesetts Institute of Technology in 1986, just 4 years after receiving a B.S. in Physics from the same institution.

About Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. CSHL is ranked number one in the world by Thomson Reuters for the impact of its research in molecular biology and genetics. The Laboratory has been home to eight Nobel Prize winners. Today, CSHL's multidisciplinary scientific community is more than 600 researchers and technicians strong and its Meetings & Courses program hosts more than 12,000 scientists from around the world each year to its Long Island campus and its China center. Tens of thousands more benefit from the research, reviews, and ideas published in journals and books distributed internationally by CSHL Press. The Laboratory's education arm also includes a graduate school and programs for middle and high school students and teachers. CSHL is a private, not-for-profit institution on the north shore of Long Island. For more information, visit

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