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Ynte Schukken

Quality Milk Production Services
Research is related to bovine mastitis, bovine immunology, mathematical modeling, systems biology, and epidemiology. learn more

Marci Scidmore

Vet Microbiology and Immunology
Molecular Mechanisms of Chlamydia pathogenesis with an emphasis on vacuolar biology, vesicular trafficking of the chlamydial vacuole, and host-pathogen interactions. learn more

Jeff Scott

Entomology
Our research is characterized by the five major areas: Insecticide resistance and evolutionary biology. Insect genetics and molecular biology are active areas of research in our laboratory. Insecticide toxicology and metabolism studies. Studies have involved neurophysiological investigations into insecticide action. learn more

Jeremy Searle

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Evolutionary and related studies of small mammals. learn more

Rebecca Seguin

Nutritional Sciences
My current research focuses on understanding how people's social, food, and physical activity environments influence behavior over time -- particularly in rural communities. I am also working on community mobilization and capacity building initiatives with health educators who serve rural areas. learn more

Vimal Selvaraj

Animal Science
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Tim Setter Tim Setter

Soil and Crop Sciences
The goals of my research are to further our understanding of plant response to environmental stresses such as drought and global climate change issues, to identify potential targets for future crop improvement, and identify genes responsible for desirable stress tolerance traits. learn more

David Shalloway

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Multiple projects in bioinformatics and computational biology: For example: (1) Studying alternative splicing in cancer and during development by analysis of RNASeq data studying, (2) New methods for  computational analysis of experimental biochemistry and cell biology data, (3) various problems in biological statisticsects focus on the dev learn more

James Shapleigh

Microbiology
Microbial physiology; electron transport; structure and function of electron transport proteins. learn more

Kerry Shaw

Neurobiology and Behavior
Behavioral genetics, sexual selection and evolution; speciation; genetic architecture of behavior (QTLs), linkage analysis and genome evolution; orthopteroid insects. learn more

Michael Sheehan

Neurobiology and Behavior
The lab is interested in the causes and consequences of variation in social behavior, with a particular focus on the role of recognition systems in mediating social interactions. learn more

Larry Smart

Horticulture
My lab focuses on the breeding and genomics of shrub willow bioenergy crops. We have assembled a large and diverse collection of willows, which serves as a basis for genomics-assisted breeding. We have produced over 500 new families of willow, including a number of novel species hybrids that display high yield and disease and pest resistance. learn more

Chris Smart

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Rapid and accurate detection and identification of plant pathogens is key for successful management of plant diseases. For this reason, we are using a variety of techniques to diagnose disease on plants and to detect plant pathogens in soil, water, and air. learn more

Marcus Smolka

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Our research is focused on the DNA damage checkpoint, an evolutionary conserved signaling pathway that functions to protect genomic integrity. We are particularly interested in understanding how dysfunctions in the DNA damage checkpoint kinases lead to genomic instability and, consequently, cancer. learn more

Paul Soloway

Nutritional Sciences
Epigenetics learn more

Holger Sondermann

Molecular Medicine
Our lab is interested in deciphering the basic regulatory principles in signal transduction networks on a molecular level using a combination of X-ray crystallography, biophysical and cellular approaches. We focus on two main areas of research: Bacterial signaling controlling biofilm formation and pathogenicity, and endocytosis in eukaryotes. learn more

Mark Sorrells

Plant Breeding and Genetics
Plant Biology, Genetics, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Computational Biology, Breeding and genetics of grains, quantitative genetics, comparative genomics Molecular genetics and breeding of wheat, barley, maize, rice, and oats. Molecular genetics, gene cloning, and comparative genomics of these species. learn more

Jed Sparks

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
The research in the Sparks lab is focused on understand ing how processes occurring in plants and soils control atmospheric chemistry. Biological processes generate many of the compounds that control air quality and atmospheric. learn more

David Stern

Boyce Thompson Institute
Nuclear control of plant organelle gene expression focusing on chloroplast RNA maturation and stability, and assembly of Rubisco. learn more

Martha Stipanuk

Nutritional Sciences
Sulfur amino acid metabolism; nutritional and developmental aspects of amino acid metabolism in mammals; intermediary metabolism of cysteine and methionine. Molecular regulation of cysteine dioxygenase, cysteine dioxygenase transgenic mouse model. learn more

Tracy Stokol

Vet Population Medicine and Diagnostic Services
Links between hemostasis and cancer and inflammation, such as that due to virus infection, cancer metastasis, biomarkers for cancer detection. learn more

Patrick Stover

Nutritional Sciences
Regulation of folate-mediated one carbon metabolism, cellular methylation reactions, embryonic development and cancer in mouse knock out models. learn more

Abraham Duncan Stroock

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
The Stroock lab focuses on manipulating dynamics and chemical processes on micrometer scales. learn more

Patrick Sullivan

Natural Resources
fisheries problems in marine and freshwater environments. These include statistical methods for population assessment and modeling, methods for data acquisition and utilization, spatial modeling of habitat and abundance, and formulating mechanisms for making better use of information in the management arena learn more

Bryan Swingle

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
We are investigating the molecular basis of plant-bacterial interactions and interactions among bacteria.  We use a variety of techniques that range from basic microbiology to state of the art genomics.  We currently have projects investigating aspects of the following:
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Elad Tako

Food Science - USDA
Dietary iron deficiency affects approximately 30% of the world's population. Hence, my research approach utilizes both cellular and animal models to assess mineral bioavailability (including iron and zinc) in standard and biofortified food crops (including maize, beans and lentil). learn more

Alan Taylor

Horticulture
Taylor's research is relevant to New York State agriculture and the U.S. and global seed-treatment industries. Research on seed treatments and seed quality/dormancy is being pursued in cooperation with others to benefit New York State growers. Taylor has the only university-based program in the U.S. learn more

Anna Thalacker-Mercer

Janice Thies

Crop and Soil Sciences
Impact of soil and plant management practices on soil microbial diversity, abundance and activity, Development and testing of biopesticides and biofertilizers, Molecular approaches to bacterial source tracking and their potential use in monitoring total maximum daily load learn more

Michael Thonney

Animal Science
Nutrition, health, and management of sheep and cattle. learn more

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