Supporting research

About Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Support from the Elisabeth R. Woods Foundation will benefit Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. This organization is making critical strides in the field of lung cancer research. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is a private, not-for-profit research and education institution at the forefront of molecular biology and genetics.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is a private, non-profit institution with research programs focusing on cancer, neurobiology, plant genetics, genomics and bioinformatics. The Laboratory has a broad educational mission, including the recently established Watson School of Biological Sciences (founded in 1998). It currently employs over 400 scientists. Over its history eight Nobel laureates have worked at the laboratory.  CSHL is one of sixty-three institutions supported by the Cancer Centers Program of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and has been a NCI-designated cancer center since 1987.

Less than half of CSHL’s annual revenues are derived from federal grants and contracts. Throughout the Laboratory’s long history, many of the most important discoveries were initially supported with private donations. Investments in CSHL’s community of more than 360 scientists spark research vital to relieving human suffering and improving the quality of life.

The lab is located in the village of Laurel Hollow, New York, on the shores of Cold Spring Harbor. More information on Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.


Working With Raffaela Sordella Ph.D.

Principal Investigator and Associate Professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Dr. Sordella aims to characterize drug-resistant lung cancer cells at the molecular and genetic levels, defining the requirements for their survival and ability to spread.  

The ultimate goal of this research is to develop methods to therapeutically target these tumor cells in lung cancer as well as in other cancer types.   Read more about Dr. Sordella's research.

"The generous support of Elisabeth R. Woods Foundation has been key in allowing us to make significant progress during the past years." - Raffaela Sordella