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Welcome to the Watson School

It’s back-to-school time across the country, and CSHL is no exception. Today we welcome a guest blogger from the Watson School of Biological Sciences. Everyone knows CSHL. Not as many people know the Watson School. You may have heard about … Continue reading

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“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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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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What makes a great scientist tick?

Professor David Spector, a cancer biologist, is Director of Research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. He and his lab team are explorers of the nucleus, the compartment in every cell that holds DNA, the genetic material. Dr. Spector has discovered … 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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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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Visiting undergraduates at CSHL: the 2012 class of URPs explores neuroscience, bioinformatics and cancer biology

by Mike Schatz and Anne Churchland** Each summer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory hosts 25 visiting undergraduates, affectionately known as “URPs,” after the historic program in which they participate.  The Undergraduate Research Program began in 1959, and provides a unique opportunity … Continue reading

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