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an artist's interpretation of a powerful, antibiotic resistant gene

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John Helmann: Learning the genetic steps in the dance of life
At its most fundamental level, life is a dance between a shifting array of microscopic partners. To unlock the cellular choreography, John D. Helmann, professor of microbiology, has devoted his career to studying a single-celled bacterium known...
  • Microbiology
  • Disease
  • Bacteria
A female basketball player tries to dribble around an opponent

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Confidence is key for Spencer Lane, class of 2013
However, Lane's radiating confidence wasn't inherent from a young age. Instead, it was something that was learned, something that was impressed upon her at Cornell, where she graduated from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. It just...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Communication
A female faculty member standing on a stage in a large performance hall to students scattered in the chairs below

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Learning Curve: Communication course offers some normalcy in COVID semester
In normal times, an audience of that size would be a sparse turnout for a venue that can accommodate more than 1,300. But due to the need for social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19, there are just 100 available spots scattered...
  • Department of Communication
  • Communication
Angeline Pendergrass standing outside with water and green trees behind her

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Meet our faculty: Angeline Pendergrass
Academic focus: Extreme precipitation, Earth’s hydrologic cycle and climate change Research summary: I study precipitation and the flow of water and energy through the climate system with which it is associated. My interests include extreme...
  • Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Water
  • Climate
Anne Weber sitting in front of an ivy covered brick wall

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Meet our faculty: Anne Weber
Academic focus: Working landscapes, green and living infrastructures, resiliency planning, rural design, community engagement Research summary: My research focuses on rural landscapes, particularly landscapes of extraction, production and...
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape
  • Climate
Zaneta Hong

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Meet our faculty: Zaneta Hong
Academic focus: Art + design, ecology + technology, materials + innovation Research summary: Landscape architects and designers actively participate in the expansive reorganization of Earth’s matter, energy and form. While the circumstances of...
  • Landscape Architecture
Suzanne Bliven Shu standing and talking at a white board

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Meet our faculty: Suzanne Bliven Shu
Academic focus: Marketing, consumer behavior, behavioral economics and consumer financial decision making Research summary: I’m trained in the area of behavioral economics, and my research is on consumer judgment and decision making. Much of my...
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Physiology
  • Behavior

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Meet our faculty: Nathan Yang

Academic focus: Marketing, behavioral analytics, empirical industrial organization, (mobile) health and wellness, and retail strategy Research summary: My recent research has been focused on leveraging behavioral science, big data, machine...

  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Behavior

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Meet our faculty: Nathalie Trottier

Academic focus: My primary responsibility and focus at Cornell is teaching in the area of animal nutrition. This fall semester, I am teaching a new course on nutrition of felids and canids (cats and dogs), and in spring of 2021, I will be...

  • Animal Science
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Animals

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Meet our faculty: Meredith Holgerson

Academic focus: Freshwater ecology Research summary: I study ponds, which I think of as underdogs in freshwater science. Ponds dot the landscape, comprising over 75% of the world’s lakes, not including the hundreds of millions of additional...

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Water