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Heather J. Huson Heather J. Huson

Animal Science
My lab utilizes genomic tools to identify population structure and relatedness to production, adaption, and disease in animals.

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Renata Ivanek Miojevic

Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
Ivanek Lab is a computer lab that uses cutting-edge modeling and epidemiologic methods to solve societal problems related to infectious and foodborne diseases, and food production to develop new and sustainable approaches for improving health of human and animal populations, and optimizing food production systems.

Georg Jander Georg Jander

Plant Biology
The Jander lab investigates genetic and biochemical mechanisms that mediate plant interactions with insect herbivores. This includes not only the identification of novel defense-related plant metabolites, but also characterization of the genes and enzymes that are involved in their biosynthesis.

Patricia Johnson Patricia Johnson

Animal Science
There are two objectives of the ongoing research in my lab. Our first goal is to understand the process of follicle selection and development in the hen. The features of avian follicle development make the hen an ideal model for understanding the process of regulation of follicular recruitment.

Edwin Kan Edwin Kan

Electrical & Computer Engineering
Nanoscale CMOS systems: Device and interconnect scaling to the 10nm technology. New structures and materials for logic and memory devices. New low-voltage and low-power circuits to support further technology scaling and new system functions.

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.

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.

André Kessler André Kessler

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Plant-insect interactions, herbivore-induced plant responses, plant defenses, indirect defenses, multitrophic interactions, plant secondary metabolite production, insect elicitor identification, GC-MS, HPLC.

Brian Kirby Brian Kirby

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Specific ongoing projects include: Dielectrophoretic particle manipulation, Microfluidic circulating tumor cell capture, Dielectric characterization of algae biodiesel feedstocks, Electrokinetic properties of microfluidic substrates.

Walter Koenig Walter Koenig

Lab of Ornithology
Although retired, I'm still involved in a project investigating the behavioral ecology of the cooperatively breeding acorn woodpecker at Hastings Reservation, a field station in central coastal California. As part of the project, we hire 1 - 2 field assistants during the breeding season (March - July) and winter.

Amnon Koren Amnon Koren

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Genomics of human DNA replication timing and mutagenesis. We integrate experimental and computational biology to study how the human genome replicates, how replication timing varies among people and in genetic diseases and cancer, and how replication timing affects the mutational landscape of the genome.

Clifford Kraft Clifford Kraft

Natural Resources
We study ecosystem interactions that influence the management of lakes and rivers, with a major focus on understanding fish population dynamics.

Natasza Kurpios Natasza Kurpios

Molecular Medicine
The research in this lab is related to organ shape acquisition requires intricate coordination of the morphogenetic repertoire during which tissues are bent, pulled, and moved. One striking example is the formation of the digestive system where complex looping and bending events shape the gut tube as it elongates.

Jan Lammerding Jan Lammerding

Biomedical Engineering
The research in the Lammerding Lab is focused on developing and applying novel experimental techniques to explore the interplay between cellular structure and function, with a particular emphasis on the cell nucleus and the nuclear envelope.

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.

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.

Xingen Lei Xingen Lei

Animal Science
antioxidant enzyme on diabetes, obesity, and fatty liver, biotechnology of hydrolytic enzymes for nutrition and environment, defatted microalgae as new feed and food, enrichment of n-3 fatty acids in eggs and chicken

Cynthia Leifer Cynthia Leifer

Microbiology and Immunology
​The 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.

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.

Hening Lin Hening Lin

Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Enzymology, protein posttranslational modifications, metabolism, epigenetics

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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.

Song Lin Song Lin

Chemistry
Electrochemistry represents a new, efficient, and sustainable approach to discovering organic reactions. The introduction of small-molecule catalysts would further enhance the efficiency and selectivity of electrochemical reactions. We will explore the combination of electrochemistry and catalysis to innovate synthetic organic chemistry.

Maurine Linder

Molecular Medicine
Our research addresses the mechanism and consequences of protein S-palmitoylation, a reversible posttranslational modification of proteins that regulates membrane association, protein trafficking, and protein stability.

Christiane Linster Christiane Linster

Neurobiology and Behavior
Neuromodulation, computation, olfaction, behavioral neuroscience.

John Lis John Lis

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Gene regulation and chromatin structure.

Rui Hai Liu Rui Liu

Food Science
Dr. Liu’s research program has focused on diet and cancer, the effects of functional foods/nutraceuticals on chronic disease risks, and bioactive compounds in natural products and herbal remedies for anticancer and antiviral activity.

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.

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