The Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory raised $3.1 million at its
second annual Double Helix Medals Dinner. The event honored
David H. Koch, for Corporate Leadership, Richard Axel, M.D.,
and Michael Wigler, Ph.D., for Scientific Research. The
blacktie gala event was held at New York City’s Mandarin
The Double Helix Medal, inaugurated in 2006, refers to the
unique structure of DNA molecule, which carries all of
It is central to biological research, and is at the heart of
work at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
The funds raised will fortify and expand Cold Spring Harbor
Laboratory’s leadership role in making groundbreaking
discoveries, developing innovative technologies to study the
fundamental aspects of human health, and continue teaching
generation of scientists.
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a private, non-profit
research and education institution at the forefront of
research in cancer
and molecular biology, neuroscience, plant genetics, and
bioinformatics and genomics. Under the leadership of Bruce
Stillman, Ph.D., President, more than 400 scientists conduct
groundbreaking research to advance the understanding and
ability to diagnose and treat cancers, autism,
schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and
other causes of human suffering.
“Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has long been recognized for
its excellence in biological and biomedical research,” said
Bruce Stillman, Laboratory President. “It is only fitting
that we recognize individuals who have dedicated their lives
the awareness of the importance of genetics research for
improving the health of people everywhere.”
For more information about Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
please visit: www.cshl.edu.
For more information about the Double Helix Medals Dinner