Michael J. Fox was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s disease at the age of 30 in 1991. A professional actor since the age of 15, Fox became a household name in the early 1980’s for his Emmy and Golden Globe Awards winning role as Alex P. Keaton in the NBC comedy series Family Ties in which he starred as the young Republican son of hippie parents. He starred in and produced the ABC series Spin City for which he also won Emmy and Golden Globe Awards. Fox is internationally renowned for his starring roles in films that included the Back to the Future trilogy, Doc Hollywood, Bright Lights, Cig City, Teen Wolf, For Love or Money and The American President.
Arthur D. Levinson
Arthur D. Levinson, Ph. D., is Chairman of the Board of Apple Inc. and Chairman and former CEO of Genentech. After graduating from Princeton with a Ph.D. in biochemistry in 1977, Levinson worked as a postdoc at the University of California San Francisco for Mike Bishop and Harold Varmus who later won the Nobel Prize for their research on cancer genes. Early in his career, Levinson was being recruited by numerous institutions including Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, when he opted to join the newly formed Genentech as a research scientist. There, he quickly assumed leadership roles, and helped grow Genentech into the founding company of the biotechnology industry. Using recombinant DNA technology, Genentech developed a new generation of therapeutics for infectious disease, diabetes, heart disease and cancer to benefit millions of patients worldwide.
Mary D. Lindsay
Mary D. Lindsay has been a friend and an advocate of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory for well over fifty years. A member of the Laboratory Association Board and the Board of Trustees for as long as the by-laws allow, she currently serves actively as Honorary Director and Honorary Trustee.