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HT 125th Anniversary – 2015


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To celebrate CSHL’s 125th Anniversary, join us online and in person for experiences that travel the past, present and future of one of the world’s leading private, not-forprofit biological research and education institutions. The front and back covers of this magazine highlight one of these experiences—an interactive digital timeline about the impact of CSHL basic research discoveries on society. Using multimedia, the stories on the pages of this magazine come to life on your digital devices. Visit the campus throughout the year for special events and engage with on Facebook and
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HT 125th Anniversary - 2015


  • A Lab like no other
    A uniquely informal culture puts CSHL at the center of Biology.
  • How we became who we are
    The fascinating history of the Lab is the subject of a new book by Jan Witkowski, Prevail Through Knowledge.
  • One experiment
    Barbara McClintock's study of maize chromosomes in the 1940s and 1950s generated profound discoveries that took decades for her peers to appreciate.
  • Jewels in the crown
    So far, 8 scientists who have worked at CSHL have been honored with the Nobel Prize. Here are their stories in brief.
  • Charting a course for the future
    What does the Lab's future look like? President Bruce Stillman and Chief Operating Officer Dill Ayers have a vision that stresses excellence and continued independence.