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Elizabeth Johnson wins inaugural Schwartz visionary grant

Johnson received the inaugural Schwartz Research Fund Visionary Grant, worth $375,000, to support her research that will delve deeply into understanding how human milk nutrients contribute directly to infant gastrointestinal health.

  • Nutritional Sciences
  • Bacteria
  • Microbiology


A new study finds that hundreds of bacterial groups have evolved in the guts of primate species over millions of years, but humans have lost close to half of these symbiotic bacteria.

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Bacteria
  • Food
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The free Merlin Bird ID app from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology just hit a major milestone: The digital field guide and ID assistant can now help users identify birds in any country – a grand total of 10,315 species.

  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Animals
  • Biodiversity
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Field Note

As an undergraduate entomology major, Will Kandalaft ’21 worked as a research assistant in the lab of Robert Raguso, professor of neurobiology and behavior. Raguso helped revolutionize his field by emphasizing and categorizing the role of scent...
  • Entomology
  • Pollinators
  • Biology
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Shaila Musharoff was hired as part of the CALS Cohort Initiative and the Cornell NIH FIRST Cohort. Academic focus: Statistical and population genetics Research summary: My lab studies how human disease is shaped by genetic and environmental...
  • Computational Biology
  • Genetics
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Celina Juliano


Seminar By Celina Juliano Associate Professor University of California, Davis Mechanisms of Development and Regeneration in Hydra Friday, May 19, 2023 | 3:30 PM G10 Biotech Building If you need accommodations to participate in this event please...
  • Biology
  • Genetics
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Seminar By James Fraser Professor, Vice Dean of Research University of California, San Fransisco Finding New Inhibitors for the SARS CoV2 Macrodomain with Fragments, Neutrons, and Entropy! Friday, May 12, 2023 | 3:30 PM G10 Biotech Building If...
  • Biology
  • Genetics