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James Giovannoni James Giovannoni

Plant Biology
Molecular and genetic analysis of fruit ripening and related signal transduction systems

Michael Goldberg Michael Goldberg

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Drosophila genetics: Genes required for proper chromosome segregation and morphology.

Michael Goldstein Michael Goldstein

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.

Christine Goodale Christine Goodale

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Role of northeastern forests in offsetting climate change (carbon sequestration, nutrient limitation to growth, responses to climate change). Effects of air pollution on forest ecosystems

Laura Goodman Laura Goodman

Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
My research is on pathogen discovery and surveillance, with focus areas on tick-borne disease and antimicrobial resistance. My laboratory is embedded in a veterinary diagnostic testing environment and develops novel methods that can be incorporated into animal health diagnostics.

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.

Stewart Gray Stewart Gray

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
My research program focuses on understanding the relationships between plant viruses and their insect vectors. Specifically we work on luteoviruses and their aphid vectors. Research projects range from the mechanisms of aphid-virus interactions to epidemiology and disease management strategies.

Phillip Griffiths Phillip Griffiths

Vegetable breeding and genetics, international horticulture, niche-market crops

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)..

Yrjo Grohn Yrjo Grohn

Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
My research interests have evolved from studies of basic metabolism in ruminants and genetics to veterinary epidemiology, economic modeling and food safety. The two main areas of investigations currently ongoing in my laboratory are: 1) mathematical modeling of zoonotic infectious diseases, and 2) optimizing health and management decisions.

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.

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.

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 and

Matthew Hare Matthew Hare

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

Laura C Harrington Laura Harrington

Research in the Harrington lab focuses on mosquito vector ecology, biology, and behavior. Our goal is to understand basic (and often overlooked) aspects of mosquito biology in order to identify new targets for controlling mosquitoes and reducing transmission of vector-borne diseases.

Ronald Harris-Warrick Ronald Harris-Warrick

Neurobiology and Behavior
Roles of identified neurons in behavioral neural networks. Roles of ionic currents in shaping intrinsic properties of neurons. Consequences of spinal cord injury for locomotor-related interneurons in the mouse spinal cord.

Maria Harrison Maria Harrison

Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research
Molecular, genetic, genomic and cellular analyses of endosymbiotic associations of plants and fungi, exocytosis and membrane trafficking in plant cells, symbiotic phosphate and nitrogen transporters, phosphate sensors and phosphate sensing, hormone signaling in symbiosis, transcriptional regulation of symbiotic gene expression, microbial interac

Drew Harvell Drew Harvell

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

Anthony Hay Anthony Hay

There are three main foci in my lab. We study the ability of microorganisms to degrade pharmaceuticals and personal care products. We use molecular ecology tools to study microbes in a variety of habitats as diverse as sand dunes and drinking water biofilms. We also study the impact that a defective prophage remnant has on the ability of E.

John Helmann John Helmann

We use Bacillus subtilis as a model system to study bacterial stress responses relevant to host-pathogen interactions. These include cell envelope stress responses (e.g. relevant to those elicited by antibiotics), metal ion homeostasis, and oxidative stress responses.

Tory Hendry Tory Hendry

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

John Hermanson John Hermanson

Vet Biomedical Sciences
Muscle biology, biomechanics, comparative anatomy, bat biology. Equine neuromuscular biology, bat locomotion (flight and overground).

Ian Hewson Ian Hewson

Microbiology / Shoals Marine Lab
Marine Ecology and Biological Oceanography; Viruses and Bacteria in Marine Habitats

Kathie T. Hodge

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
I’m a mycologist interested in systematics and ecology of fungi: Extremophile fungi and food spoilage; insect pathogenic fungi; fungal systematics and ecology, and lately, post harvest pathogens of apples. I direct the Cornell Plant Pathology Herbarium, a research collection of preserved fungi and plant pathogens.

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.

Robert Howarth Robert Howarth

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Work in our lab is diverse, but generally focuses on how human activity affects the chemistry and ecological functioning of the Earth and aquatic ecosystems.

Ronald Hoy Ronald Hoy

Neurobiology and Behavior
Animal communication; behavior genetics of inbertebrates; regeneration and development in invertebrate nervous systems. Categorical perception of sound frequency by crickets.

Fenghua Hu Fenghua Hu

Molecular Biology and Genetics / Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology
Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neurodegeneration

Jian Hua Jian Hua

Plant Biology
Molecular genetic mechanisms of environmental adaptation in plants.