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Spotlight

Corrie Moreau: Sharing 7 million insects with the digital world
As director and head curator of the Cornell University Insect Collection, Corrie Moreau has numerous tasks on her to-do list, including one that could last her entire career: digitizing the collection’s 7 million specimens. Digitization is a...
  • Entomology
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Department of Entomology
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Field Note

Buz Barstow: Resuming research during the pandemic
In March, the pandemic put a pause on most hands-on research. Learn how Professor Buz Barstow and his team kept working on sustainable energy technologies from home and hear how his lab has changed now that campus is starting to re-open.
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Health + Nutrition
  • Biology
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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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Spotlight

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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Spotlight

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

News & Events

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News

New mobile app provides lifeline for farmers growing Bt eggplant
The new app “Btbegun” provides farmers, extension professionals, field officers, policymakers, seed suppliers and other stakeholders with the most current information about Bt eggplant — a genetically engineered variety resistant to a ravenous...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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News

Massive, indeed: Shark MOOC has attracted thousands
Sharks! Global Biodiversity, Biology, and Conservation has introduced more than 32,000 people from 182 countries to sharks, rays and chimaeras – also known as “ghost sharks.” “Before the first offering of the shark MOOC in the summer of 2016, I...
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Biology
  • Animals