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Research & Impact

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Field Note

Jacob Toth: Improving hemp breeding for New York state through genetic research
What is the focus of your research at Cornell AgriTech? I am working on understanding the molecular genetics of important traits in hemp. The ultimate goal of my research is to develop molecular markers and genetics tools that will allow...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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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

News & Events

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Cornell Atkinson awards $1.1M to innovative projects
The Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability has awarded seven Academic Venture Fund (AVF) interdisciplinary seed grants, totaling $1.1 million, for projects that engage faculty from eight Cornell colleges and 16 academic departments. In its...
  • Atkinson Center
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • School of Integrative Plant Science


Five inducted into Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

The Bouchet Society recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. Its network of scholars exemplifies academic and personal excellence, character, service and...

  • Computational Biology
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section