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Samantha Brooks

Animal Science
Genetics, gene expression, horses. learn more

William Brown

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Our general research is in the area of eukaryotic cell biology with a focus on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of intracellular membrane trafficking in the secretory and endocytic pathways. We are currently examining the role that phospholipid-modifying enzymes play in the formation of membrane tubules from the Golgi complex and endosomes. learn more

Thomas Brutnell

Boyce Thompson Institute
we are developing a genetic system that will enable researchers to disrupt any gene in the maize genome. learn more

Nicolas Buchon

Entomology
We use the genetic model Drosophila melanogaster to study host microbe interactions (immunology, microbiology), as well as intestinal physiology. We focus mainly on how gut microbes, pathogenic or indigenous, alter stem cell behavior in the gut. learn more

Edward Buckler

Institute for Genomic Diversity
Our lab uses functional genomic approaches to dissect complex traits in maize, biofuel grasses, and grapes. We exploit the natural diversity of these plant genomes to identify the individual nucleotides responsible for complex (quantitative) variation. learn more

Elizabeth Buckles

Vet Biomedical Sciences
Diseases of birds and wildlife. learn more

Dan Buckley

Crop and Soil Sciences
Microbial Ecology, Microbial Evolution, Microbial Genomics, Soil Microbiology, Biogeochemistry learn more

Sam Cartinhour

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
We study gene expression in Pseudomonas syringae, a bacterial plant pathogen. We are interested in how the invading microbe detects the plant, responds to plant defenses and overcomes them, and harvests plant resources. learn more

Patricia Cassano

Nutritional Sciences
Investigate the etiology of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in human populations, focusing on the role of nutrition in disease development and interaction of nutrition with other lifestyle factors, for example cigarette smoking, and with genetic variation. learn more

Donna Cassidy-Hanley

Vet Microbiology and Immunology
Basic genetics, cell biology, and molecular biology of the ciliated protozoan Tetrahymena thermophila, application of techniques developed in this versatile organism to other biologically important protozoa, like the agriculturally important fish parasite Ichthyophthirius multifiliis. learn more

Carmen Catala

School of Integrative Plant Science, Section of Plant Biology
Investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying fruit set and development. Fruit development is a crucial process in the sexual reproduction of flowering plants and of critical importance for seed dispersal, plant fitness and agricultural yield. learn more

Sofia Cerda-Gonzalez

Richard Cerione

Vet Molecular Medicine and Chemistry & Chem Biology
Mechanisms of receptor-coupled signal transduction; the actions of cellular polypeptide growth factor receptors learn more

Yung-Fu Chang

Vet Diagnostic Lab
Molecular basis of bacterial pathogenesis; vaccine development; functional genomics. learn more

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. learn more

Jon Cheetham

Clinical Sciences
Dr. Jon Cheetham, Research Scientist and Equine Surgeon at Cornell University, College of Veterinary Medicine and his laboratory team form the Preclinical Upper Airway Lab, which focuses on restoring function in the larynx, nasopharynx and trachea using tissue engineering, reinnervation and functional electrical stimulation techniques. learn more

Soon Hon Cheong

Department of Clinical Sciences/ Section of Theriogenology
Research topics predominantly are related to theriogenology and reproductive biology. learn more

Morten Christiansen

Psychology / Cognitive Science
Our research focuses on the interaction of biological and environmental constraints in the evolution, acquisition and processing of language. We employ a variety of methodologies, including computational modeling, corpus analyses, artificial language learning, psycholinguistic experiments, and neuroimaging. learn more

Huai-Hu Chuang

Vet Biomedical Sciences
Receptors and Ion Channels learn more

Christopher Clark

Lab of Ornithology
Regional and large-scale population level distributions, abundances, and acoustic behaviors of birds, fish, frogs, and whales; evolution and function of acoustic signaling behavior in animals using advanced sound analysis techniques. learn more

Andrew Clark

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Population genetics, evolutionary genomics, genetics of complex traits, patterns of DNA sequence variation in most of the known antibacterial genes of insects, sperm competition, examining the mechanisms that maintain genetic variation learn more

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 learn more

Thomas Cleland

Psychology
Olfactory perception as a complex system; coordinating behavioral; physiological, pharmacological, and computational studies of sensory sampling; learning and memory; biological neural networks. learn more

Itai Cohen

Physics
My lab is obsessed with motion on different length scales, from the cellular behavior of bacteria and the growth of plant roots, to the flight of insects, the dancing of human beings, and even the collective motion of people in mosh pits formed at heavy metal concerts. learn more

Paula Cohen

Vet Biomedical Sciences
Studies in our lab are focused on the role of the DNA mismatch repair (MMR) family in mammalian meiosis and recombination. Initially characterized by their function in repair of DNA, the MMR family is important for genome stability in a variety of organisms. learn more

Ruth Collins

Molecular Medicine
Cell and Molecular Medicine. Structure, function and mechanisms of action for proteins regulating cell growth, and the disease impact on human and animal health when these proteins are dysfunctional. learn more

Alan Collmer

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Biotechnology; microbial genetics; phytobacteriology learn more

Scott Coonrod

Baker Institute for Animal Health
See webpage for full description. learn more

Ben Cosgrove

Biomedical Engineering
The Cosgrove laboratory develops and utilizes systems bioengineering approaches to study the signaling network alterations underlying the decline of stem cell function and tissue regeneration in aging and disease. learn more

Brian Crane

Chemistry and Chemical Biology
understanding interactions among proteins, electrons, and photons learn more

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