David L. Spector, Ph.D., a professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) and the Laboratory’s Director of Research, was named a fellow of The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB).
“This is a great honor, as the ASCB is the premiere society promoting scientific research, diversity in science, and advocating for public policy that impacts science,” said Spector. “On a personal level the ASCB has played a significant role in my career path by providing an outstanding venue to present data and interact with other established and upcoming scientific leaders in the cell biology community.”
A member of the CSHL faculty since 1985, Spector is a pioneer in advancing our understanding of the inner workings of the cell nucleus, researching the organization and regulation of gene expression in living cells. In addition to his laboratory research, Spector serves as CSHL’s Director of Research, and is head of the Gene Regulation and Cell Proliferation Program of the CSHL Cancer Center. He is a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Cell Science, Epigenetics & Chromatin, Current Opinion in Cell Biology, and Nucleus.
Spector was recognized with the other appointed fellows at the 2017 ASCB|EMBO Meeting in Philadelphia this December. He is the first CSHL faculty member to receive this honor.