Nobel laureate James D. Watson and Bruce Stillman, President
of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) hosted a cocktail
reception honoring the Chairmen of the 2007 Double Helix
Medals Dinner at Doubles at the Sherry-Netherland Hotel on
Wednesday, September 19. This year’s chairmen include Mr. and
Mrs. Stephen M. Lessing, Dr. Arthur D. Levinson, Mr. and Mrs.
Robert D. Lindsay, Mr. Sean McManus, Ms. Jamie Nicholls, Mr.
Fran Biondi, Mr. and Mrs. David M. Rubenstein. Among the
guests were Deborah Norville, Alan Greenberg, Anne Fuchs,
Ambassador Alan Blinken, Martin and Cornelia Bregman, and
Montague and Mame Hackett.
The Double Helix Medal, inaugurated in 2006 by Dr. James
Watson recognizes exceptional individuals who have dedicated
their lives to raising awareness of the importance of genetics
research for improving the health of people everywhere.
CSHL is a private, non-profit basic research and educational
institution located in Cold Spring Harbor, NY. Under the
leadership of Dr. Bruce Stillman, a member of the National
Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the Royal Society
(London), over 400 scientists conduct groundbreaking research
in cancer, neurobiology, plant genetics and bioinformatics.
CSHL is one of eight National Cancer Institute-designated
research centers in the U.S. and the only such center in the