Graduate Field Faculty

While faculty are grouped by one major research focus, most work across many of these areas. Please see the individual lab pages for more details.

Applied Microbiology 

The application of microbes to solve problems in agriculture and industry

Environmental Microbiology / Microbial Ecology

Understanding interactions between microbes and their environment

Host-Microbe interactions

Understanding the beneficial and pathogenic interactions between microbes and host organisms.

Molecular Microbiology

Understanding the fundamental molecular processes of microbes.

Field Faculty Membership

Cornell faculty who wish to join the Graduate Field of Microbiology are expected to be active members of our community. To inquire about joining the Field of Microbiology, Cornell faculty should contact Tobias Doerr, DGS, at tdoerr [at]