Local foundation makes an impact in their first year.
Cold Spring Harbor, NY — In just their first year, the Elisabeth R. Woods Foundation has raised $27,000 to support lung cancer research in the laboratory of Dr. Raffaella Sordella at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL).
The Foundation was established in honor of Elisabeth Woods, wife of long time CSHL Association member and current director, James A. Woods. Elisabeth died in 2000 after a battle with non-small cell lung cancer. Elisabeth Leonard, Elisabeth Woods’ daughter and Executive Director of the Foundation, and her father visited Dr. Sordella and graduate student Debjani Pal in the lab recently to mark a successful first year of support.
Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. Home to eight Nobel Prize winners, the private, not-for-profit Laboratory employs 1,100 people including 600 scientists, students and technicians. The Meetings & Courses Program annually hosts more than 12,000 scientists. The Laboratory’s education arm also includes an academic publishing house, a graduate school and the DNA Learning Center with programs for middle and high school students and teachers. For more information, visit www.cshl.edu