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(L-R), Steven Mana’oakamai Johnson, Natalie Cápiro ’00, Hale Ann Tufan, Chuan Liao, Shaila Musharoff, Michael Charles ’16.

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This is the fifth in a series of stories detailing actions CALS students, faculty and staff have taken over the past several years to make our community a more diverse, equitable and inclusive place for everyone. In fall 2021, CALS announced it's first-ever faculty cohort initiative focused on hiring a group of scientists whose work explicitly addresses systemic challenges facing marginalized communities through transdisciplinary collaboration. The first search was received with great enthusiasm and 381 people applied for the six positions.
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Computational Biology
Scott Emr Award

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Article by: ASBMB Today Staff Scott Emr, a professor at Cornell University, got a lifetime achievement award in May during the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology’s meeting on ESCRT biology in Madison, Wisconsin. Endosomal...
A headshot of Lawrence Jin

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Meet Lawrence Jin, associate professor of finance, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Applied Economics
  • Behavior
A headshot of Wendong Zhang

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Meet Wendong Zhang, assistant professor of applied economics and policy, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management.
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Agriculture
  • Applied Economics
Headshot of Eirene Markenscoff-Papadimitriou

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Meet Eirene Markenscoff-Papadimitriou, assistant professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics.
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Biology
  • Genetics
Headshot of Yiqi Luo

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Meet Yiqi Luo, Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Climate Change
  • Ecosystems
Headshot of Chuan Liao

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Meet Chuan Liao, assistant professor, Department of Global Development.
  • Department of Global Development
  • Global Development
Headshot of Swanne Gordon

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Meet Swanne Gordon, assistant professor, Department of of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Evolution
  • Environment
Hale Ann Tufan headshot

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Meet Hale Ann Tufan, associate professor, School of Integrative Plant Science.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
  • Agriculture
Headshot of Andrés López-Sepulcre

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Meet Andrés López-Sepulcre, assistant professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Evolution
  • Ecosystems
Headshot of Monica Cornejo

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Meet Monica Cornejo, assistant professor, Department of Communication.
  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
  • Health + Nutrition

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  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
Juan Carlos in field

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Juan Carlos Ramos is the new on-farm research coordinator for the Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP), housed in Cornell CALS Department of Animal Science. Ramos' extension focus will explore farmer-driven research covering nutrient...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
sheep in solar field

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Solar energy developers and farmers need land to operate, and a Cornell research project aims to demonstrate how co-locating solar arrays on farmland can be an environmentally friendly way to benefit both the renewable energy and agriculture industries.
  • Cornell Atkinson
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animal Science
Group of workshop participants pose for photo in Uganda

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As a young researcher working with plant breeders to develop improved wheat varieties for smallholder farmers, Hale Ann Tufan confronted a profound dilemma. It wasn’t an issue of gnarly plant genetics or unruly research fields — commonplace...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
a man in a suit and tie with glasses in front of a blue wall

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You started your extension job with the Finger Lakes Grape program after several years as a research associate in Entomology. What was your biggest surprise when you started in extension? My first thought was “what am I doing here?” I may know a...
  • Food Science
  • Viticulture and Enology
  • Food
Brianna and cow

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Brianna Tate is a Ph.D. candidate studying in the McFadden Lab housed in the Cornell CALS Department of Animal Science. Over the past four years Tate’s research has looked at ways to benefit dairy calf immunity to better survival and impact health later in life. Tate was recently inducted into the Cornell Chapter of the prestigious Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Student Honor Society in recognition of her outstanding work as a scientist as well as a leader in the Cornell and scientific communities.
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
Nina Bassuk

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Nina Bassuk has dedicated her career helping trees thrive in tough urban landscapes
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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Academic focus: Cellular homeostasis and aging Research summary: I study how cells maintain their homeostasis and function under diverse stresses. Cells have evolved the process of autophagy, which allows them to degrade parts of themselves and...
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Biology
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Academic focus: Ecology, evolution and genomics of aquatic microbial communities Research summary: My lab studies the microbial inhabitants of aquatic ecosystems through a combination of field, molecular and computational approaches. Despite...
  • Microbiology
  • Biology
  • Biodiversity