Lab and office updates for new faculty
Katie Gold, assistant professor of plant pathology and plant-microbe biology began her position at Cornell AgriTech in February 2020 and lab updates were required to accommodate her research in the Geneva Barton Lab building. Renovations included changing wall configurations to make a new image room and the opening of a wall to an adjoining room. In addition, significant utility changes, floor abatement and replacement, painting and lighting upgrades were made. Existing casework was reused and refurbished where appropriate and new casework and lab tops were added. Gold’s office received new paint, lights and furniture as well.
Yu Jiang, assistant research professor began his position at Cornell AgriTech in September 2019 in the Hedrick Hall building. Prior to his arrival, lab and office spaces were upgraded through asbestos tile removal, fume hood abatement and the insulation of countertops. New variable refrigerant flow air cooled split system air conditioning was installed, a window was relocated and a new glass access door to the roof was added in order to access outdoor AC unit. Additionally, a new heat recovery ventilation system was installed in attic, walls and ceilings were painted, new flooring was installed and all new casework benches as well as a computer station were installed.