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Amy McCune

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

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). learn more

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. learn more

Vicki Meyers-Wallen

Jason Mezey

Biological Statistics and Computational Biology
Quantitative genetics/genomics; statistical genetics; computational biology; pathway modeling; molecular evolution. learn more

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. learn more

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. learn more

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. learn more

Lukas Mueller

Motoko Mukai

Food Science
Research in my new laboratory focuses on studying the effects of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) on human and animal health using molecular biology, histology and analytical chemistry tools. learn more

June Nasrallah

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

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. learn more

Eric Nelson

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
My research focuses on the ecological interactions that influence plant health, plant community dynamics, and plant invasions. We try to understand what makes invasive species invasive. learn more

Linda Nicholson

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

Karl J. Niklas

Plant Biology
I study plant evolution, development, and biophysics learn more

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? learn more

Kevin Nixon

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

Alan Nixon

Vet Clinical Sciences
Joint pathobiology and cartilage resurfacing learn more

Linda Nowak

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

Kimberly O'Brien

Nutritional Sciences
Mineral physiology during pregnancy and placental nurient transport. learn more

Alexander Ophir

Psychology
Proximate & ultimate influences on social behavior: including individual variation in genes, brain and behavior; monogamy and social attachment; alternative reproductive tactics; parental care; early life social influence on development; social & spatial memory; mate choice; animal communication. learn more

Robert Oswald

Vet Molecular Medicine
Molecular neurobiology and biophysics; neurotransmitter receptors and signal transduction. learn more

Tom Overton

Animal Science
Nutritional physiology of dairy cattle and relationships with immune function and health. learn more

Tom Owens

Plant Biology
My research is focused on the physiology and molecular biophysics of photosynthetic light harvesting processes. Our goal is to understand how plants regulate the utilization of absorbed light energy in response to changing environmental conditions and in particular to plant stress. learn more

John Parker

Baker Institute for Animal Health
Our team is broadly focused on understanding how animal viruses overcome natural cellular defenses to achieve efficient replication. We use a variety of viruses, but our work is focused on mammalian orthoreoviruses and feline caliciviruses.
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Colin Parrish

Baker Institute for Animal Health
Studies of viral host ranges, examining the emergence of the host variants of parvoviruses and influenza viruses. learn more

Teresa Pawlowska

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
We study biology and evolution of fungi and their bacterial endosymbionts, with a particular emphasis on modifications of partners' reproductive mode related to their symbiotic lifestyle. learn more

Wojtek Pawlowski

Plant Breeding and Genetics
We investigate how chromosomes recognize each other and recombine in meiosis. We also study evolution of the recombination machinery. learn more

Keith Perry

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Plant viruses, how they are transmitted by insect vectors, the molecular genetics and protein structure of the viral determinants of vector transmission; Plant virus disease diagnostic technologies, array-based methods for virus detection and discovery; We operate a potato seed production program for NY growers. learn more

Joseph Peters

Microbiology
DNA replication, recombination, transposition, and repair learn more

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