Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory broke ground Monday on its new, $57 million Neuroscience Research Complex, which will allow its lab scientists to further advancements in the areas of neurodegenerative diseases, brain-body physiology, quantitative biology, and neuro-artificial intelligence.
The 36,437-square-foot Neuroscience Research Complex will be set on seven acres and include three research buildings, which are estimated to be completed by 2025, according to New York State, which is supporting the project with a $30 million grant.
“With these strategic investments, we are solidifying this region’s standing as a powerhouse for the life sciences industry and building the next great innovation hub right here on Long Island,” said Gov. Kathy Hochul. “Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s work lies at the cutting edge of biomedical research and, thanks to a significant State investment, this new facility will allow it to achieve new and exciting breakthroughs in neuroscience.”
Lieutenant Gov. Antonio Delgado visited the medical research center for the groundbreaking of the new complex on Dec. 19.
“The Empire State is committed to making Long Island the nation’s premier hub for life sciences innovation,” Delgado said. “Today’s groundbreaking of the Neuroscience Research Complex will support medical research that will lead to life-changing medicine and treatments that will improve the lives of New Yorkers on Long Island and across the State.”
Since being founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has won eight Nobel Prizes for its breakthroughs in molecular biology and genetics, most notably for James Watson’s and Francis Crick’s discovery of the double helix structure of DNA.