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Motoko Mukai

Food Science
Research in my new laboratory focuses on studying the effects of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) on human and animal health using molecular biology, histology and analytical chemistry tools. learn more

June Nasrallah

Plant Biology
CePlant reproduction, Self-incompatibility, Receptor-ligand interactions, Cell-cell signalingll-Cell Interactions in Plants learn more

Rebecca J. Nelson

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Diseases take a toll on maize productivity, and this burden is especially heavy in Africa. The use of genetic resistance is the most important method for reducing these losses. Our lab is working to understand the genetic basis of quantitative disease resistance in maize in collaboration with groups in the US and Kenya. learn more

Eric Nelson

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
My research focuses on the ecological interactions that influence plant health, plant community dynamics, and plant invasions. We try to understand what makes invasive species invasive. learn more

Linda Nicholson

Molecular Biology and Genetics
NMR spectroscopy; relationships between protein structure, dynamics, and function; rational drug design. learn more

Karl J. Niklas

Plant Biology
I study plant evolution, development, and biophysics learn more

Nozomi Nishimura

Biomedical Engineering
We are part of the Schaffer-Nishimura Lab in Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University. How do the vascular, immune, inflammatory systems interact with an organ in diseases? learn more

Kevin Nixon

Plant Biology
Biodiversity, Plant Evolution, Plant Systematics, Phylogenetics, Bioinformatics learn more

Alan Nixon

Vet Clinical Sciences
Joint pathobiology and cartilage resurfacing learn more

Linda Nowak

Molecular Medicine / Neuropharmacology
Members of my laboratory study GluA, GluK and GluN glutamate receptors using a combination of biochemical and electrophysiology techniques. learn more

Kimberly O'Brien

Nutritional Sciences
Mineral physiology during pregnancy and placental nurient transport. learn more

Alexander Ophir

Proximate & ultimate influences on social behavior: including individual variation in genes, brain and behavior; monogamy and social attachment; alternative reproductive tactics; parental care; early life social influence on development; social & spatial memory; mate choice; animal communication. learn more

Robert Oswald

Vet Molecular Medicine
Molecular neurobiology and biophysics; neurotransmitter receptors and signal transduction. learn more

Tom Overton

Animal Science
Nutritional physiology of dairy cattle and relationships with immune function and health. learn more

Tom Owens

Plant Biology
My research is focused on the physiology and molecular biophysics of photosynthetic light harvesting processes. Our goal is to understand how plants regulate the utilization of absorbed light energy in response to changing environmental conditions and in particular to plant stress. learn more

John Parker

Baker Institute for Animal Health
Our team is broadly focused on understanding how animal viruses overcome natural cellular defenses to achieve efficient replication. We use a variety of viruses, but our work is focused on mammalian orthoreoviruses and feline caliciviruses.
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Colin Parrish

Baker Institute for Animal Health
Studies of viral host ranges, examining the emergence of the host variants of parvoviruses and influenza viruses. learn more

Teresa Pawlowska

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
We study biology and evolution of fungi and their bacterial endosymbionts, with a particular emphasis on modifications of partners' reproductive mode related to their symbiotic lifestyle. learn more

Wojtek Pawlowski

Plant Breeding and Genetics
We investigate how chromosomes recognize each other and recombine in meiosis. We also study evolution of the recombination machinery. learn more

Keith Perry

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Plant viruses, how they are transmitted by insect vectors, the molecular genetics and protein structure of the viral determinants of vector transmission; Plant virus disease diagnostic technologies, array-based methods for virus detection and discovery; We operate a potato seed production program for NY growers. learn more

Joseph Peters

DNA replication, recombination, transposition, and repair learn more

Ned Place

Vet Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Female reproduction aging, endocrinology, life history trade-offs. learn more

Katja Poveda

Agroecology, Plant-Insect Interactions, Plant defenses, Insect ecology learn more

Alison Power

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Agricultural ecology; ecology of cropping systems and epidemiology of insect-vectored diseases learn more

Marvin Pritts

My research makes an attempt to identify, develop, and test production and pest management systems involving berry crops for their practicality, economic viability, and environmental impact. I believe that the land-grant university has an obligation to develop research priorities, at least in part, in response to client needs. learn more

Shu-Bing Qian

Nutritional Sciences
Most of the research work in Dr. Qian's laboratory is broadly interdisciplinary, with a primary emphasis on the nutrient signaling pathway, stress response, protein synthesis, and their implications in human diseases. learn more

Susan Quirk

Robert Raguso

Neurobiology and Behavior
Chemical ecology, pollination biology, signal evolution, mutualism, multimodal communication, mimicry theory, convergent evolution, learning, sensory ecology, olfactory physiology, plant volatile biosynthesis: plant behavior! learn more

Kathleen Rasmussen

Nutritional Sciences
Maternal and child nutrition, with a focus on pregnancy, lactation and infant feeding; maternal obesity and its consequences. learn more

Linda Rayor

Behavioral ecology of social spiders and social amblypygids. Social and foraging behavior of predatory arthropods; Tritrophic interactions. learn more