Category Archives: Education programs

“When I grow up…”

Growing up, I always knew I wanted to work in science. Maybe I’d synthesize a new biodegradable plastic. Or maybe I’d unlock the secrets behind Alzheimer’s disease. Maybe I’d teach science at a university or write about amazing discoveries. Kids … Continue reading

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Big Data meets DNA

Today, we welcome guest blogger Michael Hübner, a postdoctoral researcher in Professor David Spector’s lab. Dr. Hübner co-founded the Bioscience Enterprise Club, a resource for students and postdocs to explore science careers outside of academia. 300,000,000 sequence fragments. 20,000 megabytes … Continue reading

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High school students learn the fascinating story of Henrietta Lacks

This week we welcome CSHL Director of Research, Professor David Spector. Here, he describes his recent visit to the Horace Mann School where he discussed the story of Henrietta Lacks. A few weeks ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to … Continue reading

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Celebrating Brain Awareness Week with DNALC’s 3D Brain – revolutionizing education in the classroom and the doctor’s office

This week we again welcome guest blogger Amy Nisselle, Ph.D. – Multimedia & Evaluation Manager for the DNA Learning Center. Today marks the end of Brain Awareness Week, a global campaign to increase awareness about the benefits of brain research. … Continue reading

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Students step into teachers’ shoes in innovative DNA Learning Center program

by Amy Nisselle, DNA Learning Center The Laboratory’s DNA Learning Center (DNALC) is inspiring the next generation of science teachers by giving local students the opportunity to show off their new biotechnology skills. The intent is to provide students with … Continue reading

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A Brave Genius

by WSBS graduate student Kristen Delevich On Monday October 28th, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory community filled Grace auditorium to hear noted biologist and author Sean Carroll discuss the role of chance and circumstance in the life of the French … Continue reading

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The Single Cell Analysis course – at the cutting edge of science

  In June I had the chance to sit down and talk with Professors Jim Eberwine (University of Pennsylvania) and Cynthia McMurray (University of California, Berkeley/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) about the Single Cell Analysis course they co-direct, held here at … Continue reading

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STEM matters to CSHL and NYC Schools

Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott visits students at the Spring Break DNA Science Camp Share Lab Dish:

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Students are not short on ideas at the Graduate Student Symposium

Kristen Delevich and John Sheppard, students in the Ph.D. program at the Watson School of Biological Sciences (WSBS), give us the lowdown on several hot research projects now ongoing at the Laboratory, details of which were presented by their colleagues … Continue reading

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An experimental neuroscience course in the heart of Transylvania

It’s no small feat to put together a state-of-the-art neuroscience lab and summer course. Remarkably, CSHL Assistant Professor Florin Albeanu managed just that, and did so in the picturesque heart of his home country, Romania. The 2012 Transylvania Experimental Neuroscience … Continue reading

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