CSHL Clinical Fellows Program

The CSHL Clinical Fellows Program provides an opportunity for clinicians who have finished their clinical training and certifications to do a research fellowship at CSHL. This program, which has been in existence since 1998, provides these emerging physician scientists with outstanding resources as well as a considerably higher stipend compared to a standard postdoctoral fellowship. CSHL Clinical Fellows can pursue their research in any of the CSHL labs, with an average term of 2-3 years.

CSHL has strong research programs in several areas that are studying human disease. For example, programs in cancer biology, neuroscience and genetics, have contributed significantly to our understanding of the mechanisms underlying human cancers, psychiatric disorders and autism. Basic research in these areas has generated a wealth of information on the genes and pathways involved in these diseases, and genomics efforts have led to the identification of potential new therapeutic targets. Furthermore, CSHL features a robust program for the development of animal models that closely recapitulate human disease, which aid researchers to understand basic mechanisms involved as well as to test novel strategies for treatment.

The CSHL Clinical Fellows Program is funded by the Andrew Seligson Memorial Clinical Fellowship.

Kenneth YuTuveson Laboratory

Focuses on developing more effective treatments and diagnostics for pancreatic cancer. He is studying circulating tumor cells, pharmacogenomics, and patient-derived organoid models to develop personalized therapies. At the same time, he is working to identify and validate biomarkers that will allow for earlier detection of pancreatic cancer.

Name CSHL Dates Current Position
Clemens Schmitt, MD 1998-2001 Professor, Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC)
Clare Scott, MD, Ph.D. 2003-2005 Associate Professor, Laboratory Head, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research and Medical Oncologist, Royal Melbourne
Lars Zender, MD 2005-2008 Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Endocrinology Hannover Medical High School Group Leader, Hannover & Helmholtz Centre For Infection Research
Johannes Zuber, MD 2009-2010 Group Leader, The Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP)
Mariano Ponze Sarvise, MD, Ph.D. 2013-2015 Specialist Medical Oncology, Clinica Universidad de Navarra

M.D.s or M.D./Ph.D.s who have completed their residency training are eligible for this program. Candidates can be nominated by residency program directors or other persons familiar with the candidate’s research background and interest. Candidates may also 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:

Bruce Stillman, Ph.D.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
1 Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
Phone: (516) 367-8383
Email: ClinicalFellows@cshl.edu