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The CSHL Fellows program is an excellent opportunity for outstanding young scientists who have recently received their Ph.D. or M.D. degrees to pursue a period of independent research before taking a faculty position. Fellows direct their own research program under the guidance of a senior faculty member. They have their own laboratory space and technician, as well as access to all of the resources of the Laboratory. Fellowship appointments are for three years with the possibility of an extension of one to two years for exceptional Fellows.

The Laboratory is internationally known for its highly interactive and stimulating environment. Its Meetings & Courses program brings nearly 10,000 scientists to the campus each year, presenting Fellows with the opportunity to hear the latest research findings in a wide range of fields. Fellows also have the unique opportunity to meet and to network with visiting scientists. The Fellows program has been much valued for providing the opportunity to establish strong independent research programs without administrative burdens, as well as the opportunity to establish valuable collaborations.

Director of CSHL Fellows Program: Chris Vakoc, M.D., Ph.D., Professor

Year CSHL Fellow Current Position
1986 Adrian Krainer St. Giles Foundation Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
1988 Carol Greider Daniel Nathans Professor
Molecular Biology & Genetics
Professor, Department of Oncology
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1989 Eric Richards Professor
Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
1991 David Barford Group Leader
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
1994 Ueli Grossniklaus Professor and Head of Plant Development Genetics
Department of Plant and Microbial Genetics
University of Zürich
1995 Scott Lowe Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Member and Chair, Cancer Biology & Genetics Program
Chairman of the Geoffrey Beene Cancer Research Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Professor, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences
1998 Marja Timmermans Professor, Department of Developmental Genetics
Centre for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP)
University of Tübingen
2000 Terence Strick Group Leader, Biomolecular Nanomanipulation
Institut Jacques Monod
2000 Lee Henry Research Investigator
Zador Laboratory
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
2004 Ira Hall Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Director of the McDonnell Genome Institute
Washington University
2004 Patrick Paddison Associate Member, Human Biology Division
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
2008 Dinu Florin Albeanu Associate Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
2008 Ivan Iossifov Associate Professor, Simons Center for Quantitative Biology
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
2008 Christopher Vakoc Professor
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
2010 Justin Kinney Assistant Professor, Simons Center for Quantitative Biology
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Graduate student advisors are encouraged to make nominations during the student’s final year of graduate studies, or graduate students may apply directly by sending a letter of introduction, along with curriculum vitae and the names of four individuals who can provide letters of recommendation. Nominations and applications are accepted throughout the year and should be sent to fellows@cshl.edu

CSHL Fellow position in Neuroscience

Currently seeking nominees for a CSHL Fellow position in Neuroscience. The ideal candidate has a strong record of achievement and is capable of directing an innovative program in basic neuroscience research. We will consider applicants working in any area of neuroscience to expand and synergize with our existing strengths in neural circuits, rodent cognition, perception, and social behavior, neural development, neurogenetics, theoretical and computational neuroscience, synaptic function, and brain disorders. Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged. CSHL is dedicated to building and maintaining a diverse work environment.

Semir Beyaz

Semir Beyaz

Are you really what you eat? Our goal is to uncover the precise mechanisms that link nutrition to organismal health and disease states at the cellular and molecular level. A particular focus in our lab is to understand how dietary perturbations affect the immune system and contribute to the risk of diseases that are associated with immune dysfunction such as cancer.

Hannah Meyer

Hannah Meyer

A properly functioning immune system must be able to recognize foreign invaders among the multitude of cells in the body. This ability is essential to both fight infection and prevent autoimmune diseases. We study how a specific type of immune cells, known as T cells, are educated to make this distinction during development.

Jason Sheltzer

Jason Sheltzer

Nearly all tumors exhibit a condition known as aneuploidy—their cells contain the wrong number of chromosomes. We’re working to understand how aneuploidy impacts cancer progression, in hopes of developing therapies that can specifically eliminate aneuploid cancers while leaving normal cells unharmed.

Lingbo Zhang

Lingbo Zhang

The research in my laboratory addresses a central question in hematopoiesis—which is how self-renewal and differentiation are properly balanced in the hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell population. We utilize both CRISPR/Cas functional genomic and chemical genomic approaches to identify novel regulators of self-renewal and aim to develop novel therapeutic strategies for hematopoietic diseases and malignancies.