Cold Spring Harbor, NY — Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) announces a new trustee, Robert W. Lourie, Ph.D. who was elected to the governing body of the private, not-for-profit biomedical research and education institution at its recent spring meeting.
“Dr. Lourie is a natural fit for CSHL, where we have recruited scientists in the fields of computational and mathematical sciences to build on our historic strengths in biology and genetics,” said CSHL President and Chief Executive Officer Bruce Stillman. “CSHL is a leader in genome sequencing, a technology which has the power to generate unimaginable amounts of data. Computers, physics and quantitative analysis now play a critical role in solving important fundamental questions about biology and disease.”
Dr. Lourie is currently the Head of Futures Research at Renaissance Technologies LLC, an investment management company dedicated to producing superior returns for its clients and employees by adhering to mathematical and statistical methods. While working at Renaissance Technologies, Dr. Lourie was an adjunct professor in the Department of Physics at SUNY Stony Brook. He was previously an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Virginia and received his Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986, just 4 years after receiving a B.S. in Physics from the same institution.
Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. Home to eight Nobel Prize winners, the private, not-for-profit Laboratory employs 1,100 people including 600 scientists, students and technicians. The Meetings & Courses Program annually hosts more than 12,000 scientists. The Laboratory’s education arm also includes an academic publishing house, a graduate school and the DNA Learning Center with programs for middle and high school students and teachers. For more information, visit www.cshl.edu