In REDC love fest, CSHL kicks off $75M makeover

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By GREGORY ZELLER //

There was another major advance for biochemistry Thursday at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, but this one didn’t involve gas chromatographs or infrared spectrometers or a single test tube. Just a shovel.

With Gov. Andrew Cuomo and a host of regional and state representatives on hand, the world-class scientific research facility officially broke ground on the renovation of its Demerec Laboratory, one of four CSHL laboratories being remade with a big assist from Albany.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory announced in April 2016 the launch of its Center for Therapeutics Research, a $75 million initiative designed to leverage the lab’s biomedical expertise into new therapeutic treatments for genetic diseases.

At the time, laboratory officials noted New York State would provide $25 million for construction and equipment, with the lion’s share going to the renovation of the Demerec Laboratory. Named for Croatian-American geneticist Milislav Demerec, the lab originally opened in 1953 and has been home base for four of CSHL’s eight Nobel Prize-winning researchers.

On Thursday, Cuomo brought his checkbook, with the 25 large earmarked to both renovate the Demerec Laboratory and attract cutting-edge researchers to the 20,000-square-foot biotech mecca.

Flanked by a who’s-who of regional business-development and legislative leaders – including State Sen. Carl Marcellino (R-Oyster Bay), Empire State Development Corp. Commissioner Howard Zemsky, Long Island Association President Kevin Law and County Executives Steve Bellone and Ed Mangano of Suf

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