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Luncheon guests topped 250 this year, reaffirming a growing appetite in the community for information from scientists about the latest developments in biology.

The 12th annual Women’s Partnership for Science luncheon celebrated honorary director of the CSHL Association Freddie Staller. “Freddie brings a lot of enthusiasm in everything she commits to helping, all of the organizations she supports, including the Laboratory,” said CSHL President Bruce Stillman, noting both Freddie and her husband Erwin’s generous contributions throughout Long Island. 

The featured speaker was Sarah Diermeier, a senior fellow in the lab of Professor and Director of Research David Spector. Her presentation, “Attacking Metastatic Breast Cancer with Dark Matter,” described how little-explored regions of the genome could reveal new treatment opportunities. A drug targeting this genomic “dark matter” dramatically reduced breast cancer metastasis in laboratory tests, and the Spector lab hopes to get the treatment into clinical trials soon. 

Raising over $2 million over the years in honor of women in science, we congratulate the 2017 co-chairs: Elizabeth Ainslie, Barbara Amonson, Lori Bahnik, Michele Celestino, Susan Cohen, Janet DellaFera, Diane Fagiola, Carolyn Gero, Kimberly Griffiths-Broder, Virginia Knott, Anita Lamb (Jefferson Family Charitable Foundation), Amanda Lister, Smadar Maduel-Chaluts, Stand Up For Suzanne, Mickie Nagel, Jamie C. Nicholls, Kristin Olson, Pat Petersen, Daniel Gale, Whitney Posillico, Lonnie Shoff, Dr. Marilyn Simons, Freddie Staller, Cynthia Stebbins, Mary Striano, Marjorie van de Stouwe, M.D., and Heather Warren-Whitman. Find out more about the CSHL Association and how you can participate at cshl.edu

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