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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.

Avery August

Microbiology and Immunology
We are interested in the role of tyrosine kinases, particularly the kinase Itk, in the regulation of the immune response. We work on the role of intracellular signaling in regulating T cell differentiation and cytokine production, particularly inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines.

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.

Dwight Bowman Dwight Bowman

Vet Microbiology and Immunology
Parasitology, most aspects. Interested in the practical application of modern methods to disease prevention, diagnosis, and unraveling the mysteries of zoology.

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.

Joshua S. Chappie Joshua S. Chappie

Molecular Medicine
Our lab utilizes a combination of structural biology, biochemistry, and cell biology to dissect the mechanisms of complex molecular machines.

Theodore Clark Theodore Clark

Vet Microbiology and Immunology
Cutaneous immunity, Infectious Diseases, Host-parasite interactions, DNA vaccines, Genetic factors underlying resistance to infectious disease, Ichthyophthirius multifiliis (also known as Ich), a parasitic ciliate

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.

Julia M. Felippe Julia M. Felippe

Clinical Sciences
Julia Felippe, Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, and her laboratory group from the Equine Immunology Lab, studies the equine immune system with specific interest in immunodeficiencies and developmental immunity of the foal.

Julia Finkelstein Julia Finkelstein

Nutritional Sciences
The goal of the Finkelstein Laboratory is to elucidate the role of micronutrients in the etiology of anemia and adverse pregnancy outcomes, to improve the health and survival of mothers and young children.

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

Toshi Kawate Toshi Kawate

Molecular Medicine
Architecture and molecular mechanisms of membrane proteins that mediate extracellular signaling. Students will be doing an assortment of tasks, from making reagents to carrying out their own projects, depending on their analytical skills and class loads.

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.

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.

Cynthia Leifer Cynthia Leifer

Microbiology and Immunology
‚ÄčThe 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.

Sabine Mann Sabine Mann

Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
I am interested in the metabolic and nutritional regulation of the immune response during times of stress in large animals, such as in the transition period of dairy cattle or in the neonatal period.

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.

John Parker John Parker

Colin Parrish Colin Parrish

Brian Rudd Brian Rudd

Microbiology and Immunology
My lab seeks to better understand why individuals in early life are more susceptible to infection than adults and respond poorly to vaccination. While the underlying basis for this increase in susceptibility is not known, many reports have indicated that it is due to quantitative and qualitative differences in neonatal T lymphocytes.

Ynte Schukken Ynte Schukken

Quality Milk Production Services
Research is related to bovine mastitis, bovine immunology, mathematical modeling, systems biology, and epidemiology.

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.