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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's Double Helix Medal Dinner

Jill Frey, Pamela Gross, Sandy Tytel [All Photos by JONATHON ZIEGLER for PMc]. Tuesday night saw glitz and glamor out at the Mandarin Oriental to benefit science with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory's fourth annual Double Helix Medals Dinner.-

Phil Donahue, news-anchor Deborah Norville, 2009 Nobel winner Carol Greider, and discoverer of DNA James Watson, were among the luminaries out celebrating. A highlight of the evening was when Grammy award winning violinist Joshua Bell performed with celebrated classical pianist Frederic Chiu.

The Double Helix Medals Dinner is both a fundraiser to support Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and a chance to give out medals to "recognize exceptional individuals who have dedicated their lives to raising awareness of the importance of genetics research for improving the health of people everywhere" in three categories, Scientific Research, Humanitarianism and Corporate Philanthropy.

Allison Damast, Evan Damast Phil Donahue, Bruce Stillman
Allison Damast, Evan Damast, Phil Donahue, Bruce Stillman

Frederic Chiu, Joshua Bell
Frederic Chiu, Joshua Bell

Alissa Kur, Samantha Bird Karen Orzel, Mike Pautler
Alissa Kur, Samantha Bird, Karen Orzel, Mike Pautler

Deborah Norville Larry Spiegel, Lori Spiegel
Deborah Norville, Larry Spiegel, Lori Spiegel

Joel Seligman, Joyce Seligman, Hatsy Vallar, Thomas Lester, Anastasia Lester, Marla Koroly
Joel Seligman, Joyce Seligman, Hatsy Vallar, Thomas Lester, Anastasia Lester, Marla Koroly

Carol Sutton Lewis, Bill Lewis David Luke, John Luke
Carol Sutton Lewis, Bill Lewis, David Luke, John Luke

Dr. James Watson, Nobelist, Dr. Carol Greider, Nobelist
Dr. James Watson, Nobelist, Dr. Carol Greider, Nobelist