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Srdan Acimovic Srdan Acimovic

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
The Acimovic lab is located at the Cornell's Hudson Valley Research Laboratory (HVRL), in Highland, NY.

Steven Adie Steven Adie

Biomedical Engineering
We develop new optical imaging capabilities for the study of biomechanical interactions of cells with their extracellular matrix (ECM). Our parent imaging technique is optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Carolyn Adler Carolyn Adler

Molecular Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine
My lab is interested in understanding animal regeneration. We focus on a highly regenerative animal, planarian flatworms, which can regenerate entire bodies after amputation. Regeneration relies on an active population of adult stem cells.

Anurag Agrawal Anurag Agrawal

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Ecology and evolution of plant-insect interactions, including aspects of herbivory, community ecology, phenotypic plasticity, coevolution, plant defense and herbivore offense, coevolution.

Beth Ahner Beth Ahner

Biological and Environmental Engineering
Biofuel production from plants and algae, lipid biosynthesis in algae.

Christopher A. Alabi

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research in the Alabi lab seeks to understand how the composition and sequence of a macromolecular chain affects its chemical, structural and biological properties with an eye towards engineering sustainable materials and biomolecular therapeutics.

Eric Alani Eric Alani

Molecular Biology and Genetics
My research efforts are focused on understanding highly conserved mismatch repair (MMR) systems, which recognize and repair base pair and small insertion/deletion mismatches that arise as the result of DNA replication errors, DNA damage, and genetic recombination.

Esther Angert Esther Angert

Microbiology
My laboratory studies intestinal symbionts. One group of bacteria of particular interest is the Epulopiscium family. Some of these intestinal symbionts of tropical surgeonfish are among the largest known bacteria, with individuals reaching lengths of 0.6 mm. These cells also reproduce in an unusual manner.

Doug Antczak Doug Antczak

Baker Institute for Animal Health, College of Veterinary Medicine
Genetics and genomics of the horse. Development of the equine placenta. Equine immunology and immunity.

Charles "Chip" Aquadro Charles "Chip" Aquadro

Molecular Biology and Genetics
We study naturally occurring genomic variation in natural populations, focusing on Drosophila populations and species from around the world.

Avery August

Microbiology and Immunology
We are interested in the role of tyrosine kinases, particularly the kinase Itk, in the regulation of the immune response. We work on the role of intracellular signaling in regulating T cell differentiation and cytokine production, particularly inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines.

Yimon Aye Yimon Aye

Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Chemistry-driven methods development in deconstructing redox-dependent signal transduction; Molecular regulation of redox-responsive therapeutic targets.

Antje Baeumner Antje Baeumner

Biological and Environmental Engineering
Development of biosensors and bioanalytical microsystems and micro total analysis systems for the detection of pathogenic organisms in food, the environment and for clinical diagnostics. Pathogens we focus on include C. parvum, E. coli, Dengue virus, HIV.

Joel Baines Joel Baines

Vet Microbiology and Immunology
Herpes Simplex Virus, Replication, DNA packaging

Daniel Barbash Daniel Barbash

Molecular Biology and Genetics
We are interested in how animals develop, evolve and form new species. We use a variety of techniques including genetics, developmental biology and molecular evolution. Most of our research is done with Drosophila (fruit flies).

Buz Barstow Buz Barstow

Biological and Environmental Engineering
The Barstow lab’s mission is to solve problems in sustainable energy with applied biology. We will develop new tools to understand biology; understand the genetics and physics behind the amazing capabilities that biology brings to energy; and apply all of this to problems in energy.

Andrew Bass Andrew Bass

Neurobiology and Behavior
Animal communication; evolution of vertebrate nervous system; hormones, brains, and behavior; comparative neuroanatomy; sexual differentiation of the brain; hormonal control of development, teleost fish

Nina Bassuk Nina Bassuk

Horticulture
Urban trees and soils. Developing techniques to improve plant growth in cities.

Erica Behling-Kelly Erica Behling-Kelly

Clinical Pathology
My laboratory currently focuses on determining the pathogenic potential and diagnostic utility of serum lipoproteins in domestic species.

William E. Bemis William E. Bemis

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
I study the comparative anatomy of living and fossil vertebrates using techniques ranging from dissection and osteology (study of skeletons) to histology and micro-computed tomography (micro-CT). My research focuses on fishes, but I have worked on and am interested in all major groups of vertebrates.

Gary C. Bergstrom Gary C. Bergstrom

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Biology, population genetics, and epidemiology of diseases of corn, wheat, and bioenergy feedstock grasses. Host resistance, cultural, biological, and chemical disease control strategies as components of integrated crop management of corn, forage legume, small grain cereal, oilseed, and bioenergy feedstock crops.

Rodrigo Bicalho Rodrigo Bicalho

Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
I am an Associate Professor of Dairy Production Medicine in the Department of Population and Diagnostic Sciences. My research interests are diverse and include areas of microbiology, molecular biology, vaccinology, infectious diseases, and immunology.

Karyn Bischoff Karyn Bischoff

Vet Population Medicine and Diagnostic Services
Heavy metals toxicology and trace mineral imbalances are my primary interests in the field of toxicology. Currently, Analytical Toxicology is studying the kinetics of lead in cattle in the field. Lead poisoning is a common problem in cattle and the goal of our research is to prevent lead contamination of meat and milk for human consumption.

Thomas Björkman Thomas Björkman

Horticulture
I study two main biological questions. How does temperature regulate reproductive development in the massive inflorescence of broccoli? How do cover crops’ roots alter the rhizosphere to improve soil health and improve the sustainability of vegetable production?

Bernd Blossey Bernd Blossey

Natural Resources
impact of invasive plants on native flora and fauna, biological control of non-indigenous plant species in natural areas, plant-insect interactions, and invasion and conservation biology

David Bonter David Bonter

Lab of Ornithology
I'm an ecologist primarily studying questions related to the behavior, foraging, and survival of birds. My students work at various scales.

Dwight Bowman Dwight Bowman

Vet Microbiology and Immunology
Parasitology, most aspects. Interested in the practical application of modern methods to disease prevention, diagnosis, and unraveling the mysteries of zoology.

Adam Boyko Adam Boyko

Biomedical Sciences
Inferring demography and selection from genomic data. Genetics of the domestic dog. Developing statistical, simulation, and bioinformatic tools for analyzing genomic data.

John Brady John Brady

Food Science
Molecular biophysics, Molecular dynamic simulations of proteins and carbohydrates, structure, dynamics, and hydration of carbohydrates

Nicolas Buchon Nicolas Buchon

Entomology
We study host microbe interactions (immunology, microbiology), as well as intestinal physiology. We focus on how gut microbes (either invading pathogens or the indigenous gut microbiota) alter stem cell behavior in the gut.

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