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CSHL Fellows Alumni

The CSHL Fellows Program in an integral part of the CSHL community and its distinguished history, is evident by the illustrious list of CSHL fellow alumni.

Year CSHL Fellow Current Position Accomplishments as a CSHL Fellow
1986 Adrian Krainer Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Discovered the founding member of the SR protein family of RNA-binding proteins and revealed its role in alternative splicing.
1988 Carol Greider Professor
University California Santa Cruz
Cloned the RNA component of telomerase and linked telomere shortening to aging.
1989 Eric Richards Professor
Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
Identified the first plant mutants with aberrant DNA methylation.
1991 David Barford Group Leader
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Determined the first crystal structure of a protein tyrosine phosphatase.
1994 Ueli Grossniklaus Professor
University of Zürich
Discovered the first gene required for imprinting in plants.
1995 Scott Lowe Member, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Discovered oncogene-induced senescence as a mechanism of tumor suppression.
1998 Marja Timmermans Professor
University of Tübingen
Pioneered methods to visualize small RNA accumulation in situ with cellular resolution.
2000 Terence Strick Group Leader
Institut Jacques Monod
Used single-molecule technologies to understand chromosome compaction by SMC proteins.
2000 Lee Henry Research Investigator
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Applied mRNA amplification technologies to the study of taste receptor cell differentiation and turnover.
2004 Ira Hall Professor
Yale School of Medicine
Identified recurrent DNA copy number variations linked with different mouse strains.
2004 Patrick Paddison Professor
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Developed RNAi screening technology for studying stem cell self renewal.
2008 Dinu Florin Albeanu Associate Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Revealed algorithms the brain uses to decode olfactory perception.
2008 Ivan Iossifov Associate Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Discovered several human autism susceptibility genes.
2008 Christopher Vakoc Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Discovered the chromatin reader protein BRD4 as therapeutic target in leukemia.
2010 Justin Kinney Associate Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Developed mathematical tools for learning sequence-function relationships from massively parallel reporter assays.
2013 Lingbo Zhang Assistant Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Discovered muscarinic acetylcholine receptor as a regulator of erythroid cell differentiation.
2015 Jason Sheltzer Assistant Professor
Yale School of Medicine
Revealed how chromosomal aneuploidy functions a driver mechanism of cancer progression.
2017 Semir Beyaz Assistant Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Identified how a high-fat diet alters antigen presentation and tumorigenesis in the intestine.