Dr. David Spector, CSHL Professor, is Elected to European Molecular Biology Organization

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EMBO, founded 50 years ago as the European Molecular Biology Organization, has elected CSHL Professor David L. Spector, Ph.D., to its ranks. Dr. Spector, who is also CSHL’s Director of Research, is one of 50 outstanding researchers in the life sciences newly elected to membership, EMBO announced today.

David L. Spector, Ph.D. Director of Research and Professor

EMBO Members and Associate Members include more than 1600 of the best researchers in Europe and around the world. Election is a recognition of research excellence and the outstanding achievements made by a life scientist. EMBO Members collectively influence the future directions of life science research and strengthen research communities across Europe.

“Just last month we had the pleasure of announcing David’s election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Today’s announcement of his election as a Foreign Associate of EMBO is another proud occasion for David, his laboratory team and all of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory,” said Dr. Bruce Stillman, CSHL president and CEO.

A member of the CSHL faculty since 1985, Dr. Spector is a pioneer in advancing our understanding of the inner workings of the cell nucleus. His research centers on elucidating the organization and regulation of gene expression in living cells. His laboratory’s work is focused on implementing innovative approaches to reveal the spatial and temporal aspects of gene expression and in identifying and characterizing the function of nuclear retained long non-coding RNAs in development and cancer.

In addition to his laboratory research, Dr. Spector serves as CSHL’s Director of Research, and is head of the Gene Regulation and Cell Proliferation Program of the CSHL Cancer Center. He has edited numerous microscopy techniques manuals and a treatise on The Nucleus that are used in laboratories throughout the world. He is a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Cell Science, Epigenetics & Chromatin, Current Opinion in Cell Biology, and Nucleus.

About Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. CSHL is ranked number one in the world by Thomson Reuters for the impact of its research in molecular biology and genetics. The Laboratory has been home to eight Nobel Prize winners. Today, CSHL's multidisciplinary scientific community is more than 600 researchers and technicians strong and its Meetings & Courses Program hosts more than 12,000 scientists from around the world each year to its Long Island campus and its China center. For more information, visit http://www.cshl.edu.

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