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2020 Double Helix Medals

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s Double Helix Medals was held virtually on November 17, 2020. The event was hosted by award-winning journalist Lesley Stahl. Lesley was joined by Laboratory President Dr. Bruce Stillman, Regeneron Pharmaceutical’s President and Chief Scientific Officer Dr. George Yancopoulos, Professor of Neuroscience at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Dr. Tony Zador and Assistant Director of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s DNA Learning Center Dr. Jason Williams.

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photo of the CSHL Double Helix Medal

15th annual Double Helix Medals goes virtual

November 25, 2020

The 15th annual Double Helix Medals raised $4.4 million during a virtual event hosted by Leslie Stahl.


Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Lindsay
Drs. Marilyn and James Simons


Dr. and Mrs. Lalit Rai Bahl
Ms. Jamie Nicholls and Mr. O. Francis Biondi
Mr. and Mrs. David Boies
Ms. Kate Medina Guthart and Dr. Leo A. Guthart
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Kelter
Mr. and Mrs. David M. Knott
Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Lourie
Ms. Alison Holtzschue and Mr. Douglas Schloss
Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Taubman
Dr. George D. Yancopoulos, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Dr. and Mrs. Howard L. Morgan


Mr. and Mrs. Hans E. Bosch
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Eichorn
Ms. Elizabeth McCaul and Mr. Francis Ingrassia
Peter J. Klein, Claire Friedlander Family Foundation
Dr. and Mrs. Tomislav Kundic
Dr. and Mrs. Arthur D. Levinson
Ms. Linda Johnson and Mr. Bruce Ratner
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Saunders III
Mrs. Pearl F. Staller
Ms. Diana Taylor
The Roy J. Zuckerberg Family Foundation


Mr. and Mrs. Edward A. Chernoff
Mr. and Mrs. Charles I. Cogut
Mr. and Mrs. Frank DellaFera
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Desmarais
Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Gottlieb
Dr. Marcia Kramer Mayer
Mr. and Mrs. John C. Phelan
Mr. and Mrs. Lyon Polk
Ms. Christine Anderson and Mr. Jake Siewert
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Slatkin
Ms. Kristin Olson Smith and Mr. Dustin Smith