Discover CALS

See how our current work and research is bringing new thinking and new solutions to some of today's biggest challenges.

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences welcomed nine new faculty members this fall, advancing the college’s commitment to pursuing purpose-driven science and improving the lives of people across New York state and around the world.

Confronting complex challenges and pioneering new solutions are key facets of the college’s mission. Learn more about all our new faculty members in the profiles below.
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Assistant professor, Department of Communication

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Assistant professor, Department of of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; CALS graduate diversity and inclusion lead

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Associate professor of finance, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

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Assistant professor, Department of Global Development

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Assistant professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science

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Assistant professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics

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Associate professor, School of Integrative Plant Science

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Assistant professor of applied economics and policy, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management

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Field Note

The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) program offered by Cornell CALS is a one-year Master's degree program that offers a variety of disciplines, including animal science. Daniela Gonzalez Carranza, MPS ‘23, is currently enrolled in the MPS...
  • Animal Science
  • Dairy
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Field Note

Ben Polson ’23 and Shirley Zhang ’23 are graduating from CALS’ Biometry and Statistics major this May. While studying at Cornell, both explored digital agriculture opportunities with the Cornell Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP). Hear...
  • Animal Science
  • Agriculture
  • Digital Agriculture