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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.

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.

Jonathan Cheetham Jonathan Cheetham

Clinical Sciences
Peripheral nerve repair. Specifically, understanding the relationship between the immune response to nerve injury and recovery and modulating the immune response to improve functional outcome after injury. Restoring laryngeal function in humans, dogs and horses using regenerative medicine techniques combined with reinnervation.

Soon Hon Cheong Soon Hon Cheong

Clinical Sciences
Our lab focuses on Comparative Reproductive Medicine to advance our understanding of reproductive physiology as well as improving our ability to manipulate reproduction for increased fertility or sterility.

Thomas Cleland Thomas Cleland

Psychology
Olfactory perception as a complex system; coordinating behavioral; physiological, pharmacological, and computational studies of sensory sampling; learning and memory; biological neural networks.

Ben Cosgrove Ben Cosgrove

Biomedical Engineering
The Cosgrove laboratory develops and utilizes systems bioengineering approaches to study the signaling network alterations underlying the decline of stem cell function and tissue regeneration in aging and disease.

Susan Daniel Susan Daniel

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research in the Daniel group focuses on transport and dynamics at biological interfaces and solid surfaces. On the biological side, we are primarily interested in understanding the roles of membrane lipids and protein-lipid interactions on biological function.

Ashim Datta

Biological and Environmental Engineering
Mathematical modeling of thermal and mass transfer processes applied to food (plant and animal tissues) as biomaterials.

Matthew DeLisa Matthew DeLisa

Robert F. Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Our lab is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying protein machinery in the environment of a living cell. We are unique in our ability to probe and exploit the function and specificity of protein machinery by integrating protein engineering with microbial genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology.

Eve Donnelly Eve Donnelly

Materials Sciences and Engineering
The focus of the lab is characterization of microstructure and mechanical properties of skeletal tissues across multiple length scales, with a primary focus on bone and a secondary focus on tendon.

Ronald Hoy Ronald Hoy

Neurobiology and Behavior
Animal communication; behavior genetics of inbertebrates; regeneration and development in invertebrate nervous systems. Categorical perception of sound frequency by crickets.

Brian Kirby Brian Kirby

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Specific ongoing projects include: Dielectrophoretic particle manipulation, Microfluidic circulating tumor cell capture, Dielectric characterization of algae biodiesel feedstocks, Electrokinetic properties of microfluidic substrates.

Jan Lammerding Jan Lammerding

Biomedical Engineering
The research in the Lammerding Lab is focused on developing and applying novel experimental techniques to explore the interplay between cellular structure and function, with a particular emphasis on the cell nucleus and the nuclear envelope.

Xingen Lei Xingen Lei

Animal Science
antioxidant enzyme on diabetes, obesity, and fatty liver, biotechnology of hydrolytic enzymes for nutrition and environment, defatted microalgae as new feed and food, enrichment of n-3 fatty acids in eggs and chicken

Cynthia Leifer Cynthia Leifer

Microbiology and Immunology
​The overall theme of our research is to understand how the innate immune system and inflammation are regulated. This is important for human health because although the innate immune system is critical for host defense against pathogens, dysregulation of the system leads to chronic inflammation that underlies many diseases.

Dan Luo Dan Luo

Biological and Environmental Engineering
We have a variety of projects ranging from practical "near market" research involving greenhouse crop production problems to laboratory-based programs involving carbohydrate metabolism, respiration, ethylene and flower senescence, etc.

Minglin Ma Minglin Ma

Biological and Environmental Engineering
The Ma group works to develop novel biomaterials and engineering approaches to pack live materials, ranging from single cancer stem cells to multi-cellular organisms, for diagnostics, disease modeling, and therapeutic applications. Current foci include cancer cell growth, liver disease modeling, and type 1 diabetes treatment.

John C. March John C. March

Biological and Environmental Engineering
By rewiring cellular signaling circuitry, highly specific responses can be tailored to a wide array of process inputs. Most of the work in the March laboratory is centered in three major areas: signal transduction, metabolism, and eukaryotic-prokaryotic interactions.

Nozomi Nishimura 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?

Jocelyn Rose

Plant Biology Section, School of Integrative Plant Science
Researchers in the Rose lab study the formation, function, and evolution of plant structural polymers, as well as associated extracellular processes.

Chris Schaffer Chris Schaffer

Biomedical Engineering
My lab develops and uses advanced optical techniques to observe and manipulate in vivo biological systems, with the goal of constructing a microscopic-scale understanding of normal and disease-state physiological processes in the central nervous system.

Abraham Duncan Stroock Abraham Duncan Stroock

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
The Stroock lab focuses on manipulating dynamics and chemical processes on micrometer scales.

Bryan Swingle Bryan Swingle

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
We are investigating the molecular basis of plant-bacterial interactions and interactions among bacteria.  We use a variety of techniques that range from basic microbiology to state of the art genomics.  We currently have projects investigating aspects of the following:

Marjolein van der Meulen Marjolein van der Meulen

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Orthopaedic biomechanics; musculoskeletal mechanobiology; mechanical properties of bone tissue; determinants of bone mechanical behavior; osteoporosis; osteoarthritis.

Yadong Wang

Biomedical Engineering
We use biomaterials to regenerate tissues and treat cancer via immuno-engineering. We use both synthetic and naturally derived materials. The focus of the latter is on regenerative animals such as zebrafish.

Uli Weisner Uli Weisner

Materials Sciences and Engineering
The goal of current research in the Wiesner group is to combine knowledge about the self-assembly of soft polymeric materials with the functionality of solid-state materials to generate novel hierarchical and multifunctional hybrid materials.