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Avery August

Microbiology and Immunology
The research in this lab is related to the following fields: Immunology; Regulation of immune mediated diseases and infection by tyrosine kinases; Molecular mechanisms of airway inflammation. learn more

Erica Behling-Kelly

Clinical Pathology
My laboratory currently focuses on determining the pathogenic potential and diagnostic utility of serum lipoproteins in domestic species. learn more

Gary C. Bergstrom

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Biology, population genetics, and epidemiology of diseases of corn, wheat, and bioenergy feedstock grasses. Host resistance, cultural, biological, and chemical disease control strategies as components of integrated crop management of corn, forage legume, small grain cereal, oilseed, and bioenergy feedstock crops. learn more

Rodrigo Bicalho

Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences
I am an Associate Professor of Dairy Production Medicine in the Department of Population and Diagnostic Sciences. My research interests are diverse and include areas of microbiology, molecular biology, vaccinology, infectious diseases, and immunology. learn more

Kathryn Boor

Food Science
Microbiological quality and safety of dairy products; adaptation of bacterial cells to environmental stresses; physiology and genetic characteristics of pathogenic bacteria. learn more

Dwight Bowman

Vet Microbiology and Immunology
Parasitology, most aspects. Interested in the practical application of modern methods to disease prevention, diagnosis, and unraveling the mysteries of zoology. learn more

Adam Boyko

Biomedical Sciences
Inferring demography and selection from genomic data. Genetics of the domestic dog. Developing statistical, simulation, and bioinformatic tools for analyzing genomic data. 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

Elizabeth Buckles

Vet Biomedical Sciences
Diseases of birds and wildlife. 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

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

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

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

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

Susan Daniel

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Research in the Daniel group focuses on transport and dynamics at biological interfaces and solid surfaces. On the biological side, we are primarily interested in understanding the roles of membrane lipids and protein-lipid interactions on biological function. learn more

David Deitcher

Neurobiology and Behavior
My lab examines the genetic and molecular basis of epilepsy using Drosophila as a model system.  In addition, we also probe the trafficking of neuropeptides using genetics, RNAi, and imaging. learn more

Matthew DeLisa

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Our lab is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying protein machinery in the environment of a living cell. We are unique in our ability to probe and exploit the function and specificity of protein machinery by integrating protein engineering with microbial genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology. learn more

Julia Finkelstein

Nutritional Sciences
The goal of the Finkelstein Laboratory is to elucidate the role of micronutrients in the etiology of anemia and adverse pregnancy outcomes, to improve the health and survival of mothers and young children. learn more

Rob Gilbert

Clinical Sciences
Theriogenology, with emphasis on production animals. Postpartum conditions of dairy cows. Uterine disorders of dairy cows, in particular subclinical endometritis. Interaction of nutrition and fertility. Comparative pathogenesis of trichomoniasis in cattle and in people. learn more

Laura Harrington

Entomology
Dr. Harrington is interested in the biology, ecology and behavior of disease vectors; global health and epidemiology. She offers courses in Medical and Veterinary Entomology (ENTOM 352), a non-majors course Plagues and People (BIO&SOC/ ENTOM 210) and teaches the malaria module of Introduction to Global Health (NS 206). learn more

Drew Harvell

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Marine Evolutionary ecology, life history evolution, functional morphology learn more

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. learn more

Sondra Lazarowitz

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Cell and molecular biology of virus-host interactions: Viral determinants of pathogenicity and host range; mechanism of virus cell-to-cell and systemic movement; regulation of nuclear export. learn more

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. learn more

Cynthia Leifer

Microbiology and Immunology
The Leifer lab investigates a variety of immunological questions involving the role of innate immune receptors and cells in development of diseases such as autoimmunity. Opportunities are available for undergraduates to learn basic lab techniques, and assist members of the lab in various assays. learn more

Sergiy Libert

Biomedical Sciences
My laboratory uses a diverse range of techniques to study the process of aging. learn more

Jun Kelly Liu

Molecular Biology and Genetics
Our lab uses the nematode C. elegans as a model system for three areas of research: 1) Mesoderm patterning and fate diversification 2) Modulation of BMP signaling 3) Functions of the nuclear lamina Mesoderm patterning and fate diversification. learn more

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