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The Community Advisory Council advises the Laboratory Director on issues that are important to the community. All meetings are open to the public. Learn more about the Council. Do you have an issue you'd like to raise, a question that you'd like to ask? Let us know!

About Us

Brookhaven scientists conduct research in the physical, biomedical, and environmental sciences, and in energy technology and national security. The Laboratory is among the five largest high-technology employers on Long Island. More...

Economic Impact

At a time when New York's state economy depends on its capacity for innovation, Brookhaven Lab represents a uniquely valuable resource — both as a major science-based enterprise in its own right, and as a source of the scientific discovery and technological innovation on which growth depends.
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Nora Sundin
Stakeholder Relations Manager
Building 400C
Upton, NY 11973-5000
(631) 344-4458


Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA), the company which manages Brookhaven Lab, is committed to providing funding for outreach initiatives in the local community and Long Island region. BSA allocates funds in support science and math education, for fundraising events for recognized organizations, and supports community, civic, cultural and public awareness activities. More...

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Habitat for Humanity

  • Superstorm Sandy Relief

  • BNLers with Island Harvest for Superstorm Sandy Relief

  • United Way Road Bike Ride Event

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PubSci: a science café where you can meet scientists, ask questions and talk it over in plain language

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Science on Screen:  experts in science and technology present classic, cult, and documentary movies that serve as a starting point from which to discuss real research

  1. Brookhaven Lab: Science Happens Here

    Wednesday, March 13, 2013

    From a World War I U.S. Army base to a world-renowned center of high-tech research: See how our site and our science have evolved to meet the challenges of the 21st Century.

  1. JUN

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    Thursday

    BSA Distinguished Lecture

    "Preventing tick-borne disease by heritably immunizing populations of white-footed mice"

    Presented by Professor Kevin Esvelt, MIT

    4 pm, Berkner Hall Auditorium

    Thursday, June 8, 2017, 4:00 pm

    Hosted by: ''Peter Wanderer''

    Because most ticks are infected with the pathogens causing Lyme and other diseases when they bite a white-footed mouse, immunizing the local mouse population could prevent most cases of human illness. Guided by the communities of Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, our laboratory is working on a project to heritably immunize populations of white-footed mice. The goal is to immunize mice against both Lyme disease and tick saliva, identify the mouse antibody genes that confer protection, and encode them into the mouse genome so that they will be inherited by future generations. Releasing large numbers of these engineered but "100% mouse" animals on a small uninhabited island would test their ability to reduce the infected tick population and provide an opportunity to spot any unexpected ecological side-effects. An independent assessment and positive report to the island communities would lead to a vote on whether to introduce mice on the islands. If successful, the preventative effects might be extended to larger islands and the mainland using our new "daisy drive" technology to spread the protective antibodies through local mouse populations.