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Research & Impact

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FutureCast

Sled dogs lead the way in quest to slow aging
By the end of her racing days, she had competed twice in sled dog racing’s equivalent to the Olympics – the International Federation of Sleddog Sports World Championships. And she ended her racing career with a bang, winning an extremely...
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
  • Health + Nutrition
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Spotlight

Meet our faculty: Yi Athena Ren
Academic focus: Reproductive Biology and Integrative Endocrinology Previous positions: Postdoc and Instructor, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, 2012-2018. Academic background: Ph.D., Department of Animal...
  • Animal Science
  • Animals
  • Physiology

FutureCast

Restoring Long Island's shellfish population
“Clamming and fishing, they’re in your blood,” says Warner, as Hampton Bays, a coastal village in Southampton, New York, fades into the distance. “It’s a lifestyle, not a job.” That lifestyle – and Long Island’s coastal ecosystem, economy and...
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Animals
  • Organisms

FutureCast

Why has North America lost 3 billion birds?
According to research published Sept. 19 by the journal Science, the total breeding bird population in the continental U.S. and Canada has dropped by 29 percent since that year. “We were astounded by this result … the loss of billions of birds,”...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Environment

News & Events

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Field Note

Meet the next generation of New York state dairy farmers: Caroline Lafferty ’23
What is your connection to dairy farming? I have been connected to dairy farming since I was born. My dad worked on the dairy right around the corner from my house, Dutch Hollow Farm. My mom also had cows at the farm and worked weekends there...
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Dairy
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Field Note

Meet the Next Generation of New York State Dairy Farmers: Emily Starceski ‘23
What is your connection to dairy farming? I grew up working on my family owned and operated farm, Finn-Star Farm. It was established in 1989 by my parents Paul and Robin Starceski. The farm is currently a 3rd generation family farm and hopefully...
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Dairy