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Board of Trustees

The Laboratory is governed by a Board of Trustees of up to 40 members that meets three or four times a year. Authority to act for the Board of Trustees between meetings is vested in the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. The Executive Committee is composed of the Officers of the Board and any other members who may be elected to the Executive Committee by the Board of Trustees. Additional standing and ad hoc committees are appointed by the Board of Trustees to provide guidance and advice in specific areas of the Laboratory’s operations.

Representation on the Board of Trustees itself is divided between business and community leaders and scientists from major educational and research institutions.

The Laboratory is chartered as an educational and research institution by the Board of Regents of the Education Department of the State of New York. It is authorized to operate a graduate program under the name “Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, School of Biological Sciences” and confer the degrees of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Science (Sc.D.), Honorary.

The Laboratory is designated as a “public charity” under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Officers

Chair
Marilyn H. Simons, Ph.D.

Vice Chair
Charles I. Cogut

Vice Chair
Robert D. Lindsay

Vice Chair
Paul J. Taubman

Treasurer
Elizabeth McCaul

Secretary
Robert W. Lourie, Ph.D.

President and CEO
Bruce W. Stillman, Ph.D.

Chief Operating Officer
John P. Tuke, MBA, MPhil

Life Trustee

Jamie C. Nicholls,
Chair Emeritus

Trustees

photo of CSHL Trustee Christine Anderson

Christine Anderson
Senior Managing Director Global Public Affairs and Marketing,
Blackstone

photo of CSHL Trustee Lalit Bahl

Lalit R. Bahl, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Renaissance Technologies Corp.

photo of CSHL Trustee Joanne Berger-Sweeney

Joanne Berger-Sweeney, Ph.D.
President, Professor in Neuroscience
Trinity College

photo of CSHL Trustee David Boies

David Boies
Chairman
Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

photo of CSHL Trustee Michael Botchan

Michael R. Botchan, Ph.D.
Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry University of California, Berkeley

photo of Beth Cogan Fascitelli

Elizabeth Cogan Fascitelli
Goldman, Sachs & Co., (Retired Partner)

photo of CSHL Trustee Charles Cogut

Charles I. Cogut, Vice Chair
Retired Partner,
Simpson Thacher & Barlett, LLP

photo of CSHL Trustee Elaine Fuchs

Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D.
Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor/HHMI Investigator
Rockefeller University/Howard Hughes Medical Institute

photo of Tracy Johnson

Tracy L. Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
Cecilia and Keith Terasaki Presidential Endowed Chair
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor
Dean, Division of Life Sciences at UCLA

photo of CSHL Trustee Jeffrey Kelter

Jeffrey E. Kelter
Chief Executive Officer of KSH Capital & Chairman of Jack Creek Investment Corp.

photo of CSHL Trustee Laurie Landeau

Laurie J. Landeau, V.M.D.
General Manager
Listowel, Inc.

photo of CSHL Trustee Robert Lindsay

Robert D. Lindsay, Vice Chair
Co-Managing Partner
Lindsay Goldberg LLC

photo of CSHL Trustee Robert Lourie

Robert W. Lourie, Ph.D., Secretary
Head of Future Research
Renaissance Technologies LLC

photo of Thomas Lister

Thomas H. Lister
Partner
Permira Advisers LLC

photo of CSHL Trustee Elizabeth McCaul

Elizabeth McCaul, Treasurer
ECB Representative, Supervisory Board
European Central Bank

photo of CSHL Trustee Howard Morgan

Howard L. Morgan, Ph.D.
Chairman, B Capital Group
Managing Member, MFCIF, LLC

photo of CSHL Trustee Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe

Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe
New York, NY

photo of CSHL Life Trustee Jamie Nicholls

Jamie C. Nicholls,
Chair Emeritus
New York, NY

photo of CSHL Trustee Lyon Polk

Lyon Polk
Founder
The Polk Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley

photo of CSHL Trustee Bruce Ratner

Bruce Ratner
New York, NY

photo of CSHL Trustee Geoffrey Robertson

Geoffrey Robertson
Director of Business Assistance
Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund

photo of CSHL Trustee Thomas Saunders III

Thomas A. Saunders III
CEO
Ivor & Co., LLC

photo of CSHL Trustee Douglas Schloss

Douglas Schloss
President and CEO
Rexford Management

photo of CSHL Trustee Marilyn Simons

Marilyn H. Simons, Ph.D., Chair
President, MJS Foundation
Co-chair, Simons Foundation

photo of CSHL Trustee Laura Slatkin

Laura Slatkin
Co-Founder and Board Chair
NEXT for AUTISM

photo of CSHL Trustee Kristin Olson Smith

Kristin Olson Smith
Managing Director
Alternative Investments
Goldman, Sachs & Co.

photo of CSHL Trustee Bruce Stillman

Bruce W. Stillman, Ph.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

photo of CSHL Trustee James Stone

James M. Stone, Ph.D.
Chairman
The Plymouth Rock Company

photo of CSHL Trustee Karel Svoboda

Karel Svoboda, Ph.D.
Vice President and Executive Director
Allen Institute for Neural Dynamics

photo of CSHL Trustee Paul Taubman

Paul J. Taubman, Vice Chair
Chairman and CEO
PJT Partners Inc.

photo of CSHL Trustee Diana Taylor

Diana L. Taylor
New York, NY

photo of CSHL Trustee Stuart Weisbrod

Stuart Weisbrod, Ph.D.
Weisbrod Family Office, LLC

photo of CSHL Trustee George Yancopoulos

George D. Yancopoulos, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer & President
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Honorary Trustees

photo of CSHL Honorary Trustee Bayard Clarkson

Bayard Clarkson, M.D., Chair Emeritus
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

photo of CSHL Honorary Trustee Charles Dolan

Charles F. Dolan
Oyster Bay, NY

photo of CSHL Honorary Trustee Helen Ann Dolan

Helen Ann Dolan
Oyster Bay, NY

photo of CSHL Honorary Trustee Lola Grace

Lola N. Grace
Founder
Middle East Children’s Institute

photo of CSHL Honorary Trustee Leo Guthart

Leo A. Guthart
Founder and CEO
Topspin Partners

photo of CSHL Honorary Trustee Nancy Abeles Marks

Nancy Abeles Marks
Nancy Marks Interiors and Carl Marks & Co., Inc.

photo of CSHL Honorary Trustee Eduardo Mestre

Eduardo G. Mestre, Chair Emeritus
Vice Chairman
Evercore Partners

photo of CSHL Honorary Trustee William Robertson

William S. Robertson
Chairman
Robertson Foundation for Government

photo of CSHL Honorary Trustee James Simons

James H. Simons, Ph.D.
Chairman
Simons Foundation

photo of CSHL Honorary Trustee Henry Wendt

Henry Wendt III
Friday Harbor, WA

photo of CSHL Trustee Roy Zuckerberg

Roy J. Zuckerberg
Senior Director
Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Board Committees

Executive

Marilyn Simons, Chair
Casey Cogut
Robert Lourie
Elizabeth McCaul
Howard Morgan
Jamie Nicholls
Bruce Stillman
James Stone
Paul Taubman

Audit & Risk

Douglas Schloss, Chair
Lalit Bahl
Elizabeth Cogan Fascitelli
Leo Guthart (Honorary)
Elizabeth McCaul

Nominating

Paul Taubman, Chair
Jeffrey Kelter
Robert Lindsay
Elizabeth McCaul
Bruce Ratner
Thomas Saunders
Laura Slatkin
Douglas Schloss
Marilyn Simons
Bruce Stillman
George Yancopoulos

Committees of the Laboratory

Academic Affairs

James Stone, Chair
Lalit Bahl
Michael Botchan
Elaine Fuchs
Jacob Goldfield
Laurie Landeau
Robert Lourie
Bruce Stillman
Karel Svoboda

Advancement

Howard Morgan, Chair
Christine Anderson
David Boies
Casey Cogut
Jeffrey Kelter
Laurie Landeau
Robert Lourie
Charlie Prizzi
Laura Slatkin
Bruce Stillman
Paul Taubman
Diana Taylor
John Tuke

Business Development

Frank Brosens
Bryan (Hunt) Lawrence
William Spire
James Stone
Paul Taubman
Stuart Weisbrod
Andrew Whiteley

Commercial Relations

James Stone, Chair
Casey Cogut
Robert Martienssen
Bruce Stillman
John Tuke
Christopher Vakoc
Stuart Weisbrod
Andrew Whiteley

Compensation Review & Advisory

Marilyn Simons, Chair
Jamie Nicholls
Douglas Schloss
Diana Taylor

DNA Learning Center

Laurie Landeau, Chair
Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe
Casey Cogut
MaryAnne Gilmartin
Yolanda Lyle
Howard Morgan
Douglas Schloss
Marilyn Simons

Facilities

Jeffrey Kelter, Chair
Elizabeth Ainslie
Hans Bosch
Elizabeth Cogan Fascitelli
Elaine Fuchs
Steven Monez
Frank Sciame
Bruce Stillman
John Tuke

Finance

Elizabeth McCaul, Chair
Elizabeth Cogan Fascitelli
Jamie Nicholls
Scott Quehl
Douglas Schloss
Marilyn Simons
John Tuke

Investment

Jamie Nicholls, Chair
Alan Breed
Elizabeth Cogan Fascitelli
Lyon Polk
Thomas Purcell
Boaz Sidikaro
Kristin Olson Smith
John Tuke

Robertson Research Fund, Inc.

Board of Trustees

Bruce Stillman (President)
Geoffrey Robertson (Vice President)
Walter Goldschmidts
William Gridley
Leo Guthart
Andrew McKibben
Walter Meier
Lyon Polk
Marilyn Simons

Investment Committee

William Gridley
Jamie Nicholls
Lyon Polk
Geoffrey Robertson
John Tuke

Non-board Committees

Archives Advisory

Richard Roberts, Chair
Janet Browne
Elof Carlson
Angela Creager
Walter Gilbert
Philip Goelet
John Hawkins
Nancy Hopkins
Jack Meyers
Siddhartha Mukherjee
Mila Pollock
Charlie Prizzi
Bruce Stillman
Jan Witkowski

Campaign Planning

Robert Lourie, Chair
Jeffrey Kelter, Vice Chair
Howard Morgan, Vice Chair
Diana Taylor, Vice Chair

Christine Anderson
David Boies
John Desmarais
Jacob Goldfield
Lyon Polk
Charlie Prizzi
Bruce Ratner
Marilyn Simons
Laura Slatkin
Stuart Weisbrod
George Yancopoulos

Cancer Center External Advisory

Martine Roussel, Chair
Kornelia Polyak, Co-Chair

Marcia Cruz Correa
Chad Ellis
Michael Kastan
Richard Marais
Elaine Mardis
Larry Norton
Ramon Parsons
Dana Pe’er
Reuben Shaw
Robert Winn

Graduate School Executive

Alexander Gann, Chair
Arkarup Banerjee
Camila dos Santos
Molly Gale Hammell
John Inglis
David Spector
Lloyd Trotman
CSHL School of Biological Sciences Student Rep Stony Brook University Student Rep

Graduate School External Advisory

Keith Yamamoto, Chair
Victor Corces
Gail Mandel
Barbara Meyer
Jodi Nunnari

Library Advisory

Mila Pollock
Briana Bibel
Molly Hammell
Sessen Iohannes
David Jackson
Zachary Lippman
Partha Mitra
Sasha Luks-Morgan
David Spector
Leemor Joshua-Tor
Douglas Torre
John Tuke
Prabhadevi Venkataramani

Scientific Advisory Council

Frederick Alt, Chair
Joanne Chory
Carol W. Greider
Eve Marder
Markus Meister
Steven Salzberg
Kevan M. Shokat
Max S. Wicha

Simons Center for Quantitative Biology External Advisory

Steven Salzberg, Chair
Andrew Clark
David Donoho
Molly Przeworski
Eric Siggia
Eero Simoncelli

As of March 29, 2022