Dr Bruce Stillman
Dr. Bruce Stillman is President of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. A native of Australia, he graduated B.Sc. (Hons) at The University of Sydney and Ph.D. at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, Australian National University. He then moved to Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 1979. Dr. Stillman has been Director of the Cancer Center at CSHL since 1992, a position he still holds. In 1994, he succeeded Nobel Laureate Dr. James D. Watson as Director of CSHL and was appointed President in 2003. Dr. Stillman’s research focuses on how chromosomes are duplicated in cells, a process that ensures accurate inheritance of genetic material from one generation to the next.
Dr. Stillman is a Fellow of The Royal Society and a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, the Australian Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been recognized with the Julian Wells Medal (Australia, 1994), the Alfred P. Sloan Prize by the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation (2004), the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University (2010) and the Herbert Tabor Award for the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2014). Dr. Stillman has received five honorary doctorates. In 1999 he was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for service to scientific research.
Dr. Stillman is a member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and advises a number of other research organizations, including the M.I.T. Cancer Center, the Lewis-Sigler Institute of Princeton University and the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Australia. He was chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), former vice-chair of the National Cancer Policy Board and a member of the Board of Scientific Advisors of the NCI and a member of the Board of Life Sciences of the US National Research Council.