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Research & Impact

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Sumanta Basu: Analyzing data, finding hidden structure
“Statistics is unique; it’s like a language of science,” says Sumanta Basu, Statistics and Data Science/Computational Biology. “It gives researchers a rigorous framework to clearly present the logic behind their algorithms and analyses, as well...
  • Computational Biology
  • Statistics and Data Science
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
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Senior seeks to honor mentor’s memory with cancer research
In a seminar room in the Physical Sciences Building last fall, Brian Lee ’20 delivered a short lecture on cancer research at CURBx – the Cornell Undergraduate Research Board’s TED-style talks. He packed a thesis-full of detail into a few minutes...
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Biology
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Celebrating the CALS Class of 2020
As this semester draws to a close, we would like to take moment to recognize the CALS graduating class of 2020 and echo the sentiments President Pollock shared in her recent address to the Cornell community. During their time at Cornell, members...
  • Animal Science
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science


Meet our faculty: Abigail Snyder

Research focus: I study how the physical and spatial attributes of food processing environments influence the formation of microbial communities on those environmental surfaces and make it easier or more difficult to manage that environmental...

  • Food Science
  • Food
  • Bacteria
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CALS Magazine


Genetic ingenuity: What does it take to put produce on your plate?
Our plant breeders are known for their innovative work in creating new varieties of fruits and vegetables. Developing these varieties is a complex yet creative process, and getting the varieties onto supermarket shelves also requires a tremendous amount of effort. Susan Brown, professor of horticulture, and Phillip Griffiths, associate professor of horticulture, explain how they bring the varieties they develop from seed to supermarket.
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section

News & Events


Five students receive SUNY graduate fellowships

The SUNY Chancellor’s Graduate Fellowship is a one-time, one-year grant that incentivizes outstanding students at four-year institutions in the state university system to enroll in SUNY graduate programs. The scholarship provides $5,000 in...

  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Biology
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Robots armed with UV light fight grape mildew
Researchers at Cornell AgriTech in Geneva, New York, have partnered with SAGA Robotics in Norway to develop the first commercial robotic units, and the autonomous vehicle robots will appear on the market this year. This spring, the researchers...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section