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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).

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.

Edward Buckler Edward Buckler

Plant Breeding and Genetics, Biological Statistics and Computational Biology
The Buckler Lab uses the natural genetic variation of crops to dissect complex traits, accelerate breeding, and address environmental impact of agriculture.

Clare Casteel

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
The primary research goal of the Casteel lab is to identify the functions of microbes in plant-insect interactions and elucidate the key molecular mechanisms responsible for these relationships.

Carmen Catala Carmen Catala

School of Integrative Plant Science, Section of Plant Biology
Investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying fruit set and development. Fruit development is a crucial process in the sexual reproduction of flowering plants and of critical importance for seed dispersal, plant fitness and agricultural yield.

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.

J. Brooks Crickard

Molecular Biology and Genetics
My laboratory uses cutting edge single molecule imaging, biochemistry, and molecular biology to understand how proteins organize and move on DNA. The overall human health relevance of my research program is to understand biological pathways that prevent the loss of information stored within the eukaryotic genome.

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.

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.

Robert Dick Robert Dick

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Using protein biochemistry, tissue culture, electron microscopy, and structure determination, my research team studies how viruses assemble and spread between cells. By understanding the molecular and macromolecular structures of viruses, we are able to identify drug targets.

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.

Heather Feaga

Microbiology
The lab is focused on how bacteria maintain protein synthesis capacity under stress. We aim to identify factors that interact with the ribosome and prevent stalling, and to understand the impact of ribosome stalling on cell physiology.

Susheng Gan Susheng Gan

Horticulture
My research focuses on molecular regulatory mechanisms of plant senescence and dimensional control of gene expression in plants. This research has implications on the yields of certain crops and their storage after harvest.

Patrick Gibney Patrick Gibney

Food Science
Our lab is interested in a variety of research topics that span eukaryotic cell biology to wine microbiology.  Our research topics include understanding fundamental aspects of biology to collaborating with the fermented beverage industry on more applied projects.

Maureen Hanson Maureen Hanson

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Our lab has a diversity of projects in plant biology and biomedical sciences. We study photosynthesis and RNA editing in plants as well as the molecular basis of a disease using white blood cells and plasma from subjects. See both hansonlab.org and neuroimmune.cornell.edu

Maria Harrison Maria Harrison

Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
Molecular, genetic, genomic and cellular analyses of endosymbiotic associations of plants and fungi, exocytosis and membrane trafficking in plant cells, symbiotic phosphate and nitrogen transporters, phosphate sensors and phosphate sensing, hormone signaling in symbiosis, transcriptional regulation of symbiotic gene expression, microbial interac

Anthony Hay Anthony Hay

Microbiology
There are three main foci in my lab. We study the ability of microorganisms to degrade pharmaceuticals and personal care products. We use molecular ecology tools to study microbes in a variety of habitats as diverse as sand dunes and drinking water biofilms. We also study the impact that a defective prophage remnant has on the ability of E.

John Helmann John Helmann

Microbiology
We use Bacillus subtilis as a model system to study bacterial stress responses relevant to host-pathogen interactions. These include cell envelope stress responses (e.g. relevant to those elicited by antibiotics), metal ion homeostasis, and oxidative stress responses.

Georg Jander Georg Jander

Plant Biology
The Jander lab investigates genetic and biochemical mechanisms that mediate plant interactions with insect herbivores. This includes not only the identification of novel defense-related plant metabolites, but also characterization of the genes and enzymes that are involved in their biosynthesis.

Edwin Kan Edwin Kan

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Nanoscale CMOS systems: Device and interconnect scaling to the 10nm technology. New structures and materials for logic and memory devices. New low-voltage and low-power circuits to support further technology scaling and new system functions.

Ailong Ke Ailong Ke

Molecular Biology and Genetics
CRISPR-Cas as prokaryotic immunity system and as eukaryotic genome editing tool; Riboswitches in prokaryotic gene regulation My laboratory mainly uses biochemistry and structural biology tools to dissect molecular mechanisms in RNA-dominated biological processes. My lab focuses on two central themes in RNA biology.

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

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.

Greg Martin Greg martin

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
The Martin laboratory studies the molecular basis of bacterial infection processes and the plant immune system. The research focuses on speck disease which is caused by the infection of tomato leaves with the bacterial pathogen Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato.

June Nasrallah June Nasrallah

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

Rebecca J. Nelson 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.

Joseph Peters Joseph Peters

Microbiology
Our lab is interested in DNA replication, recombination and repair. We are especially interested in a special type of mobile DNA element called Tn7-like transposons. These elements are found in 10-20% of bacteria. A subgroup of these elements naturally associate with CRISPR-Cas systems allowing programable guide RNA-directed transposition.

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.

Mark Sorrells Mark Sorrells

Plant Breeding and Genetics
Plant Biology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Computational Biology, Breeding and genetics of grains, quantitative genetics, comparative genomics Molecular genetics and breeding of wheat, barley, maize, rice, and oats. Molecular genetics, gene cloning, and comparative genomics of these species.

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:

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