At the Lab

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) stands at the forefront of breakthrough bioscience in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology, and genomics. At the Lab, we dive into this groundbreaking research, bringing you the latest discoveries with the potential to change lives and the world. Each week, our podcast features another CSHL researcher or educator focused on the biggest global issues and scientific mysteries of the past, present, and future—from deadly diseases to climate change.

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5 days ago

The ever-elusive anti-aging elixir might have been hiding inside us all along. Hear about the latest breakthrough from CSHL’s Corina Amor Vegas.

Episode 11: AI brainiacs

Tuesday Jun 11, 2024

Tuesday Jun 11, 2024

What is neuroAI, and how does it help both neuroscientists and computer scientists? In this week’s podcast, CSHL’s Kyle Daruwalla explains. 

Tuesday Jun 04, 2024

“You wouldn’t start making the fingernails on an arm until you had started to make the arm,” says CSHL’s Christopher Hammell. How’s that for a visual?

Episode 9: Musical mice

Tuesday May 28, 2024

Tuesday May 28, 2024

We put the ‘mice’ in ‘maestro,’ with singing lessons from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory neuroscientist Arkarup Banerjee.

Episode 8: Birds of a feather

Tuesday May 21, 2024

Tuesday May 21, 2024

How did some birds get such distinct colors? CSHL Professor Adam Siepel joins us for a journey across evolution’s “islands of differentiation.”

Episode 7: Women in STEM

Tuesday May 14, 2024

Tuesday May 14, 2024

CSHL is no stranger to successful female scientists. Today, we remember the life of Martha Chase, famously known for the Hershey-Chase experiment. 

Tuesday May 07, 2024

Happy almost Mother’s Day! What drives a supermom to come to the rescue when her child is upset? CSHL’s Stephen Shea shares the biological backstory.

Episode 5: A heart of golf

Tuesday Apr 30, 2024

Tuesday Apr 30, 2024

A 500-year-old mystery stumbled on by Leonardo da Vinci has been solved using modern clinical data. Meet the CSHL scientist at the heart of it all.

Tuesday Apr 23, 2024

CSHL Dolan DNA Learning Center’s Jason Williams teaches us about a portable DNA sequencer that may turn the tide for genetics education.

Tuesday Apr 16, 2024

It’s Autism Awareness Month! CSHL Professor Ivan Iossofiv shares what researchers know about autism so far and how they plan to uncover its origins.


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. Home to eight Nobel Prize winners, the private, not-for-profit Laboratory employs 1,000 people including 600 scientists, students and technicians. The Meetings & Courses Program hosts more than 12,000 scientists from around the world each year on its campuses in Long Island and in Suzhou, China. The Laboratory’s education arm also includes an academic publishing house, a graduate school and programs for middle, high school, and undergraduate students and teachers.

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