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Melissa Luckow Melissa Luckow

Plant Biology
Phylogeny of flowering plants; legume systematics; cultivated-plant families

Marla Lujan Marla Lujan

Nutritional Sciences
Sonographic evaluation of ovarian morphology; Diagnostic criteria for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS); Dietary intake and physical activity in women with PCOS; Nutritional regulation of folliculogenesis; Ovulatory response to weight loss intervention; Morphological markers of the adolescent reproductive transition.

Jonathan Lunine Jonathan Lunine

Astronomy
Techniques for detection of life in situ in planetary bodies; conditions for habitability of solar system planets. 

Dan Luo Dan Luo

Biological and Environmental Engineering
We have a variety of projects ranging from practical "near market" research involving greenhouse crop production problems to laboratory-based programs involving carbohydrate metabolism, respiration, ethylene and flower senescence, etc.

Minglin Ma Minglin Ma

Biological and Environmental Engineering
The Ma group works to develop novel biomaterials and engineering approaches to pack live materials, ranging from single cancer stem cells to multi-cellular organisms, for diagnostics, disease modeling, and therapeutic applications. Current foci include cancer cell growth, liver disease modeling, and type 1 diabetes treatment.

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.

Yuxin Mao Yuxin Mao

Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology / Molecular Biology and Genetics
Our laboratory is interested in understanding the mechanisms regulating membrane trafficking. Living cells are highly organized by intracellular membrane separated compartments.

John C. March John C. March

Biological and Environmental Engineering
By rewiring cellular signaling circuitry, highly specific responses can be tailored to a wide array of process inputs. Most of the work in the March laboratory is centered in three major areas: signal transduction, metabolism, and eukaryotic-prokaryotic interactions.

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.

Scott McArt Scott McArt

Entomology
Research in our lab is focused on pollinator health.

Angela McCleary-Wheeler

Clinical Sciences
My laboratory studies the role of Hedgehog signaling and epigenetic pathways involved in modulating this signaling pathway in cancer.

Susan McCouch Susan McCouch

Plant Breeding and Genetics
Development and application of high-resolution molecular mapping strategies for rice; comparative grass genome analysis; isolation of agriculturally important genes

Amy McCune Amy McCune

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

Betty McGuire Betty McGuire

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
My students and I study the behavior of dogs at the Tompkins County SPCA, Cortland Community SPCA, and Chemung SPCA. Our current focus is scent-marking behavior during walks of individual dogs, and how this behavior varies with respect to sex, age, body size, and reproductive condition (intact versus spayed or neutered).

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.

Saurabh Mehta Saurabh Mehta

Nutritional Sciences
The Mehta research group broadly works in the areas of infectious diseases, particularly HIV, Tuberculosis, and Neglected Tropical Diseases, and maternal and child health.

Andrew Miller Andrew Miller

Biomedical Sciences; Section of Anatomic Pathology
My laboratory is focused primarily on studying the mechanisms underlying neurologic disease in companion animals utilizing both spontaneously arising disease models and experimental models in a variety of laboratory animal species.

Bill Miller Bill Miller

Horticulture
We have a variety of projects ranging from practical "near market" research involving greenhouse crop production problems to laboratory-based programs involving carbohydrate metabolism, respiration, ethylene and flower senescence, etc.

Charles Mohler Charles Mohler

Crop and Soil Sciences
My research focuses on the ecology of agricultural weeds and application of an understanding of weed biology to weed management in organic cropping systems.

Lukas Mueller Lukas Mueller

Motoko Mukai Motoko Mukai

Food Science
Research in my laboratory focuses on studying the effects of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) on human and animal health using zebrafish as a model organism. EDCs are chemical compounds, which bind to and/or modulate the endocrine system and can cause abnormalities in behavior, cognition, reproduction, development and metabolism.

June Nasrallah June Nasrallah

Plant Biology
CePlant reproduction, Self-incompatibility, Receptor-ligand interactions, Cell-cell signalingll-Cell Interactions in Plants

Rebecca J. Nelson Rebecca J. Nelson

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Diseases take a toll on maize productivity, and this burden is especially heavy in Africa. The use of genetic resistance is the most important method for reducing these losses. Our lab is working to understand the genetic basis of quantitative disease resistance in maize in collaboration with groups in the US and Kenya.

Linda Nicholson Linda Nicholson

Molecular Biology and Genetics
NMR spectroscopy; relationships between protein structure, dynamics, and function; rational drug design.

Karl J. Niklas Karl J. Niklas

Plant Biology
I study plant evolution, development, and biophysics

Nozomi Nishimura Nozomi Nishimura

Biomedical Engineering
We are part of the Schaffer-Nishimura Lab in Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University. How do the vascular, immune, inflammatory systems interact with an organ in diseases?

Kevin Nixon Kevin Nixon

Plant Biology
Biodiversity, Plant Evolution, Plant Systematics, Phylogenetics, Bioinformatics

Alan Nixon Alan Nixon

Vet Clinical Sciences
Joint pathobiology and cartilage resurfacing

Linda Nowak Linda Nowak

Molecular Medicine / Neuropharmacology
Members of my laboratory study GluA, GluK and GluN glutamate receptors using a combination of biochemical and electrophysiology techniques.

Kimberly O'Brien Kimberly O'Brien

Nutritional Sciences
Our main research interests in the laboratory focus on mineral dynamics with an emphasis on pediatric and pregnant populations. We are also undertaking studies in adults to identify the genetic differences in iron absorption. To undertake our research projects many of our studies utilize stable mineral isotopes as tracers.

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