Watson School of Biological Sciences

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Watson School of Biological Sciences
Established 1998
Type Private
Dean Alexander Gann
Academic staff 53
Students 50
Location Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA
Campus Suburban
Website gradschool.cshl.edu

The Watson School of Biological Sciences (WSBS) is a biological sciences graduate school at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. The school was opened in 1999 and resides on the Laboratory campus in Cold Spring Harbor, New York on Long Island.

The school offers a graduate degree (PhD) in molecular biology in an accelerated program that strives for completion within four years. The diverse student body includes about 50% international students.


The Watson School of Biological sciences was named after Dr James D. Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA and then president of the laboratory.

The founding dean of the school is Winship Herr, now professor at the University of Lausanne.[1]

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  1. ^ http://www.unil.ch/cig/page8702_en.html (page visited on 3 July 2013).

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