Research & Impact

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Spotlight

Young tree swallows carry environmental stress into adulthood
When they analyzed breeding and hormone data, the team found a negative relationship between the temperature during the birds’ development and their hormonal response to stressors as adults. Specifically, they found that colder temperatures...
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Animals
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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: Xiangtao Xu
Academic focus: Ecological modeling, vegetation-environment Interactions, plant functional ecology, plant hydraulics, ecological remote sensing, global change biology Previous positions: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Department of Organismic...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Environment
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Spotlight

Simoes-Costa wins $2.3M NIH New Innovator Award
With a grant of $2,355,000 over five years, Marcos Simoes-Costa , assistant professor of molecular biology and genetics, will investigate how the spatial complexity of an organism is generated in early development. “For the human body to be...
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Biology
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Eastern Broccoli Project on track to meet $100M goal
“I think we’re going to hit it,” said Thomas Björkman , Cornell professor of horticulture and the project’s principal investigator. Between 2012 and 2017, the number of New York state broccoli farms increased from 290 to 535, and the number of...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section

News & Events

News

Immunology workshop to demystify cutting-edge tech

An Immunoprofiling Workshop – sponsored by the Cornell Center for Immunology , Dec. 13 in Stocking Hall – will feature campus researchers and technology experts who will provide case studies and best practices on various core technologies....

  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology

News

Three CALS faculty among elected AAAS fellows

The association elected 443 new fellows in 2019, honoring their efforts to advance research and its applications in scientifically or socially distinguished ways. New fellows will be presented with an official certificate and a gold and blue...

  • International Programs
  • Global Development
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics