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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.

Timothy DeVoogd Timothy DeVoogd

Animal communication; neuroanatomical plasticity, quantitative neurobiology; neurobiology of avian caching; hormonal influences on brain structure; avian song system, neural basis for female song discrimination, interplay between the hippocampus and other brain areas in spatial memory, evolution of these behaviors

Andre Dhondt Andre Dhondt

Lab of Ornithology
Bird ecology and behavior; disease ecology; conservation; citizen science

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.

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.

Antonio DiTommaso Antonio DiTommaso

Crop and Soil Sciences
Weed biology/ecology and population dynamics, weed seed biology, biological weed control using pathogens and insects, biology of invasive weeds in cropland and natural areas, integrated weed management, restoration ecology.

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.

Angela Douglas Angela Douglas

Entomology / Molecular Biology and Genetics
Interactions between animals and gut microbes, especially in insects. Intracellular symbioses in insects. Insect nutrition.

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.

Laurie Drinkwater Laurie Drinkwater

Biological soil processes in intensive annual cropping systems, emphasizing mechanisms that control soil organic matter dynamics, interactions between soil biology and soil structure and biologically-driven nutrient cycling.

Stephen Ellner Stephen Ellner

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Theoretical population and evolutionary ecology

Scott D. Emr Scott D. Emr

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Intracellular membrane trafficking fundamentally involves vesicles that bud from various membranes to be transported elsewhere within the endomembrane system of the eukaryotic cell.

Heather Feaga

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.

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.

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.

Joseph Fetcho Joseph Fetcho

Neurobiology and Behavior
Our lab studies how movements are produced by the brain and spinal cord of vertebrates. We use zebrafish as a model system because they allow us to combine genetic and optical methods with more conventional physiological approaches to study the neural circuits.

Melanie Filiatrault Melanie Filiatrault

SIPS/Section of Plant Pathology & Plant Microbe Biology
Our group studies gene expression in the plant pathogen Pseudomonas syringae. Specifically we are interested in determining what role small non-coding RNAs (sRNAs) play in controlling how the bacteria respond to environmental signals and how these molecules regulate factors important for virulence.

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.

John Fitzpatrick John Fitzpatrick

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Animal and applied ecology; vertebrate zoology; systematics

Alexander Flecker Alexander Flecker

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Animal ecology; community and ecosystem ecology; limnology; population ecology; vertebrate zoology; tropical river systems; ecology of tropical managed ecosystems

Lisa Fortier Lisa Fortier

Vet Clinical Sciences
Comparing Embryonic and Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Cartilage Repair Isolation and Culture of Embryonic Stem Cells for Articular Cartilage Repair Role of Rho Proteins in Chondrocyte Differentiation

Carl Franck Carl Franck

Our group's interests have been focused on the behavior of liquid, colloidal and living systems on length scales that are much greater than atomic. Currently, our main effort has been directed at understanding the social behavior of microbes.

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.

Chris Fromme Chris Fromme

Molecular Biology and Genetics
The Golgi complex is the “Grand Central Station” within our cells, serving as the primary sorting organelle at the nexus of the secretory and endocytic trafficking pathways.

Susheng Gan Susheng Gan

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.

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.

Jerrie Gavalchin

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.

Cole Gilbert

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

Julio Giordano Julio Giordano

Animal Science
My research focuses on dairy cattle reproductive physiology, management, and the implications of reproductive performance on the economics of dairy farms. My research integrates basic and applied science to enhance the reproductive performance and productivity of cows.