Christopher Vakoc

Christopher Vakoc

Christopher R. Vakoc, M.D, Ph.D.

1 Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724


2001                B.S. The Pennsylvania State University.
2007                M.D/Ph.D. The University of Pennsylvania.

Postgraduate training

2007-2008       Post-doctoral fellow, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2008-2011       Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Fellow

Faculty appointments

2011-2015       Assistant Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
2015-2019       Associate Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
2019-present   Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Honors and Awards

1998/99           Evan Pugh Scholar Award
1999                Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation Scholars Program
2001                Graduation with Distinction and with Honors
2006                Dr. Saul Winegrad Award for Outstanding PhD Dissertation
2006                Dr. Roy G Williams Prize for Meritorious Research
2010                Sass Foundation for Medical Research Fellow Award
2011                Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Medical Scientists
2011                Forbeck Scholar Award
2015                AACR Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research Award
2015                Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Scholar Award
2016                Pershing Square Sohn Prize in Cancer Research
2016                The James M and Cathleen D. Stone Faculty Award
2019                Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research

Professional Activities

2012                Consultant: Coferon, Inc
2012-2014      Consultant: Tensha Therapeutics
2013-2017      Scientific Advisory Board: Syros Pharmaceuticals
2015-present   Member of the American Association of Cancer Research
2016-2022      Scientific Advisory Board: KSQ Therapeutics
2020-2021      Consultant: Third Rock Ventures
2020                Consultant: C4 Therapeutics
2020                Consultant: Roivant Sciences
2021-present   Scientific Advisory Board: Treeline Biosciences

Academic Committees at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

2012-present   CSHL School of Biological Sciences Qualifying Exam Committee
2013-2021      CSHL School of Biological Sciences Admissions Committee
2013                Stony Brook University MCB Program Admissions Committee
2014-2019      Stony Brook University MCB Executive Committee
2014-present   CSHL Cancer Center Program Co-Leader
2015-present   Direct of CSHL Fellows Program


2011-present   CSHL SRL Course Paper Discussion
2014                Stony Brook MCB Program Journal Club
2016-present   CSHL Cancer Biology Course Director

Organization of Scientific Conferences

2016                CSHL-CAC2 Pediatric Cancer Mtg, Scientific Advisor
2016                CSHL-Northwell Banbury Mtg on CLL, Co-organizer
2017                CSHL-Northwell Heme Malignancy Mtg, Co-organizer
2020                Keystone Meeting on Cancer Epigenetics, Co-organizer

Grant Review Committees

2016                NCI Transition to Independence Grant Reviewer
2018                Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, TRP Grant Reviewer
2018                NCI BMCT Study Section Ad Hoc Reviewer
2018                NCI Fusion Oncoprotein RFA Study Section Ad Hoc Reviewer