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Anurag Agrawal Anurag Agrawal

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Ecology and evolution of plant-insect interactions, including aspects of herbivory, community ecology, phenotypic plasticity, coevolution, plant defense and herbivore offense, coevolution.

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).

William E. Bemis William E. Bemis

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
I study the comparative anatomy of living and fossil vertebrates using techniques ranging from dissection and osteology (study of skeletons) to histology and micro-computed tomography (micro-CT). My research focuses on fishes, but I have worked on and am interested in all major groups of vertebrates.

Adam Boyko Adam Boyko

Biomedical Sciences
Inferring demography and selection from genomic data. Genetics of the domestic dog. Developing statistical, simulation, and bioinformatic tools for analyzing genomic data.

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.

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.

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.

Christopher Clark Christopher Clark

Lab of Ornithology
Regional and large-scale population level distributions, abundances, and acoustic behaviors of birds, fish, frogs, and whales; evolution and function of acoustic signaling behavior in animals using advanced sound analysis techniques.

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.

Jeff Doyle Jeff Doyle

Plant Biology / Plant Breeding and Genetics
Comparative genomics, molecular systematics, and evolution. Much research in the lab focuses on polyploidy (whole genome duplication), with studies ranging from identifying origins of polyploids to understanding the physiological, ecological, genetic, and genomic consequences of polyploidy.

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.

Maria A Gandolfo Maria A Gandolfo

Plant Biology
I am interested in all aspects of Paleobotany and Plant Anatomy and Morphology. My research emphasis is on plant evolution and development, origin of angiosperms, Cretaceous and Tertiary floras and paleoclimate of North and South America and Antarctica.

Cole Gilbert

Entomology
The current project focusses on laboratory behavior and physiology of a predatory bug that paralyses its insect prey by injecting neurotoxic saliva.

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.

Michael Gore Michael Gore

Plant Breeding and Genetics
Our lab uses quantitative genetic and genomic approaches in combination with analytical chemistry and remote sensing technologies to elucidate the genetic basis of complex trait variation in maize (dent and sweet corn), cotton, industrial rapeseed (Brassica napus L.), and guayule.

Andrew Grimson Andrew Grimson

Molecular Biology and Genetics
The Grimson lab focuses on post-transcriptional gene regulation, in particular the identity and function of animal microRNAs and other small RNAs, as well as explorations into novel regulatory functions encoded in the 3' untranslated region (3'UTR)..

Rayko Halitschke Rayko Halitschke

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
As a Research Associate in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology I am interested in the mechanisms of herbivore-induced responses in several different plant species including wild tomato and tobacco, milkweed, and goldenrod.

Matthew Hare Matthew Hare

Natural Resources
Research Interests: Population and conservation genetics of marine organisms, invasion biology, phylogeography, and host-parasite co-evolution.

Drew Harvell Drew Harvell

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Marine Evolutionary ecology, life history evolution, functional morphology

Tory Hendry Tory Hendry

Microbiology
We study ecology and evolution in host-microbe interactions. Work in the lab focuses on interactions between the bacterium

Carl D. Hopkins Carl Hopkins

Neurobiology and Behavior AND CornellUniv.Museum of Vertebrates
The goal of this research is to publish formal taxonomic descriptions of 15 new species of electric fishes (Mormyridae, Actinopterygii) from Lower Guinea in West-Central Africa based on preserved specimens in the collections at the CUMV (Cornell Univ.

Alon Keinan Alon Keinan

Biological Statistics and Computational Biology
Alon Keinan studies how human genetic variation has arisen from evolutionary history. His research focuses on elucidating the history of modern human populations and on developing computational methods for searching for genes important in human biology.

Brian Lazzaro Brian Lazzaro

Entomology
Our lab is interested in the evolutionary genetics of insect-pathogen interactions. Projects include determination of the genetic and environmental basis for individual variation in resistance to infection and evaluation of infectivity and virulence of insect pathogens.

Fay-Wei Li Fay-Wei Li

Boyce Thompson Institute
The Li lab uses genomic tools to investigate the evolution and biology of seed-free plants: ferns, fern allies, and bryophytes (mosses, liverworts, and hornworts). We are particularly interested in their symbioses with N2-fixing cyanobacteria, which provide plants with their own source of nitrogen fertilizer.

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.

Amy McCune Amy McCune

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Ichthyology; evolutionary biology; systematics; development and evolution; paleobiology

Pete McIntyre Pete McIntyre

Natural Resources
My lab group works on fish ecology and conservation in Adirondack lakes, the Great Lakes, and around the world. We typically combine intensive field work with lab chemistry (stable isotopes, nutrients, etc.) and spatial analysis to address a wide range of questions.

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