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Doctoral students Rafid Bendimerad and Angela Nankabirwa have been selected to receive 2022 Africa Fund Fellowships.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Biology
  • Water
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While they value in-person interactions, undergraduate students want to keep some of the adaptations developed during online teaching, including online assignment submission and digital question answering, survey research finds.

  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Behavior
  • Biology
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Thousands of strains of drosophilia, or fruit fly, have been developed for research purposes at Cornell Research. These fruit flies are currently being used to investigate human diseases, and researcher Chun Han from Cornell's Molecular Biology and Genetics lab is developing a new research technique called gRNA-infused crossing over, or MAGIC, that will make this type of research easier for future experiments.
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Organisms
  • Biology
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Michael Gore, the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor and chair of the Plant Breeding and Genetics Section of the School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS) in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is leading a multidisciplinary project to...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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Cornell Atkinson has awarded seed funding to nine interdisciplinary projects that address a range of sustainability topics.

  • Animal Science
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
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A team of researchers has assembled a reference genome for Solanum lycopersicoides, a wild relative of the cultivated tomato, and developed web-based tools to help plant researchers and breeders improve the crop.

  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section