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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.

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.

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).

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

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.

Joyce G. Chery

Plant Biology
The Chery lab is broadly interested in understanding the evolution of development of plant movement from the perspective of plant vasculature architecture.

Morten Christiansen Morten Christiansen

Psychology / Cognitive Science
Our research focuses on the interaction of biological and environmental constraints in the evolution, acquisition and processing of language. We employ a variety of methodologies, including computational modeling, corpus analyses, artificial language learning, psycholinguistic experiments, and neuroimaging.

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.

David Deitcher David Deitcher

Neurobiology and Behavior
My lab examines the genetic and molecular basis of epilepsy using Drosophila as a model system.  In addition, we also probe the trafficking of neuropeptides using genetics, RNAi, and imaging.

Casey Dillman Casey Dillman

Museum of Vertebrates and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
We are interested in understanding the evolutionary history of life on earth. We use fishes as a model and examine them from multiple avenues including phenotypic and genomic investigations.

Cedric Feschotte Cedric Feschotte

Molecular Biology and Genetics
I have 20 years of experience studying mobile genetic elements. My laboratory employs an integrative approach to study transposons and endogenous viruses primarily in vertebrates, including humans.

Margaret Frank Margaret Frank

Plant Biology, School of Integrative Plant Science
The Frank Lab studies plant grafting biology of plant grafting. Although grafting has been used as a tool to improve plant performance for over 2,000 years, there are many open questions about what makes particular graft combinations successful, how graft junctions are formed, and what moves between grafted organ systems.

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.

Michael Goldstein Michael Goldstein

Psychology
We study the development and evolution of communication and social learning. The lab takes a comparative approach, investigating vocal communication and social development in human infants and songbirds. Our studies span neural, endocrine, behavioral, and social levels of organization.

Marlen Z. Gonzalez


We are collecting neuroimaging data using functional magnetic resonance imaging a long with large amounts of data about participants' developmental contexts and experiences at Cornell.

Chun Han Chun Han

Molecular Biology and Genetics
We are interested in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of dendrite morphogenesis and dendrite degeneration, especially from the perspective of dendrite-environment interaction. Dendrite morphogenesis is a fundamental aspect of neural development and lies at the foundation of neural circuit formation.

Siu Sylvia Lee Siu Sylvia Lee

Molecular Biology and Genetics
We are interested in elucidating the molecular basis of how longevity is controlled in an organism. Our current research focuses on investigating the signaling mechanism that enable an animal to sense and cope with mitochondrial dysfunction, and on determining how chromatin and epigenetic changes can impact aging.  We mainly use C.

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Vet Biomedical Sciences
Development of the mouse olfactory system, genomic and genetic approaches to determine how this process of axon guidance and target selection is accomplished.

Kelly Liu Kelly Liu

Molecular Biology and Genetics
The Liu lab uses the free-living nematode C. elegans as a model system for two areas of research: 1) to understand how pluripotent precursor cells divide to produce multiple differentiated cell types, 2) to discover new players in a highly conserved signaling pathway, the BMP (bone morphogenetic protein) pathway.

Corinna Loeckenhoff Corinna Loeckenhoff

Human Development
Adult age differences in cognition, personality, emotions, and time horizons and their implications for decision making and mental/physical health across the lifespan. Active collaborations with Weill Cornell Medical Center.

June Nasrallah June Nasrallah

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

Karl J. Niklas Karl J. Niklas

Plant Biology
I study plant evolution, development, and biophysics

Alexander Ophir Alexander Ophir

Psychology
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.

Robert Reed Robert Reed

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Developmental genetic basis of butterfly wing pattern evolution.

Adrienne Roeder Adrienne Roeder

Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology / Plant Biology
Size is a fundamental characteristic of every organism.

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.

Vimal Selvaraj Vimal Selvaraj

Animal Science
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Chelsea D. Specht Chelsea Specht

Plant Biology
The Specht Lab studies the evolution and diversification of Plant Form and Function.

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