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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.

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.

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.

Richard Cerione Richard Cerione

Vet Molecular Medicine and Chemistry & Chem Biology
Mechanisms of receptor-coupled signal transduction; the actions of cellular polypeptide growth factor receptors

Scott Coonrod Scott Coonrod

Baker Institute for Animal Health
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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.

Kelly Hume Kelly Hume

Clinical Sciences
My research focuses on understanding how DNA damage response mechanisms influence tumorigenesis and chemosensitivity.

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.

Amnon Koren Amnon Koren

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Genomics of human DNA replication timing and mutagenesis. We integrate experimental and computational biology to study how the human genome replicates, how replication timing varies among people and in genetic diseases and cancer, and how replication timing affects the mutational landscape of the genome.

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.

Rui Hai Liu Rui Liu

Food Science
Dr. Liu’s research program has focused on diet and cancer, the effects of functional foods/nutraceuticals on chronic disease risks, and bioactive compounds in natural products and herbal remedies for anticancer and antiviral activity.

Angela McCleary-Wheeler

Clinical Sciences
My laboratory studies the role of Hedgehog signaling and epigenetic pathways involved in modulating this signaling pathway in cancer.

Andrew Miller Andrew Miller

Biomedical Sciences; Section of Anatomic Pathology
My laboratory is focused primarily on studying the mechanisms underlying neurologic disease in companion animals utilizing both spontaneously arising disease models and experimental models in a variety of laboratory animal species.

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?

Jeff Pleiss

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Our group works to elucidate the molecular mechanisms of pre-mRNA splicing, and how it's mis-regulation results in human disease. We have pioneered the use of the unicellular fission yeast, Schizosaccharomyces pombe, as a model system for understanding complex splicing patterns that are prevalent in humans.

Shu-Bing Qian 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.

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.

Luis M. Schang Luis M. Schang

Baker Institute/College of Veterinary Medicine
We use chemical virology to identify commonalities among unrelated viruses. Our main interest is to find what do virus have in common, as a first step toward broad spectrum antiviral or even vaccines.

Marcus Smolka Marcus Smolka

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Our research is focused on the DNA damage checkpoint, an evolutionary conserved signaling pathway that functions to protect genomic integrity. We are particularly interested in understanding how dysfunctions in the DNA damage checkpoint kinases lead to genomic instability and, consequently, cancer.

Tracy Stokol Tracy Stokol

Vet Population Medicine and Diagnostic Services
Links between hemostasis and cancer and inflammation, such as that due to virus infection, cancer metastasis, biomarkers for cancer detection.

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.

Robert Weiss Robert Weiss

Vet Biomedical Sciences
Genome maintenance mechanisms; DNA damage responses; mouse models of cancer.

Mingming Wu Mingming Wu

Biological and Environmental Engineering
My lab aims at understanding the physical principals that living systems operate, in particular, through their interactions with fluids. The questions we address are motivated by contemporary problems in health and environment.

Andrew Yen Andrew Yen

Vet Biomedical Sciences
Cancer cell and molecular biology; regulation of the cell cycle and differentiation by retinoids, carcinogens, oncogenes, and tumor suppressor genes.

Haiyuan Yu Haiyuan Yu

Biological Statistics and Computational Biology
We do research in the broad area of Biomedical Systems Biology with both high-throughput experimental and integrative computational methodologies, aiming to understand gene functions and their relationships within complex molecular networks and how perturbations to such systems may lead to various human diseases.