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.
Headshot of Monica Cornejo

Assistant professor, Department of Communication

Swanne Gordon headshot

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

A headshot of Lawrence Jin

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

A headshot of Chuan Liao

Assistant professor, Department of Global Development

A headshot of Andrés López-Sepulcre

Assistant professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

A headshot of Yiqi Luo

Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science

A headshot of Eirene Markenscoff-Papadimitriou

Assistant professor, Department ofMolecular Biology and Genetics

Hale Ann Tufan headshot

Associate professor, School of Integrative Plant Science

A headshot of Wendong Zhang

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

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Members of the Solar Panel Reboot team stand around a solar panel


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  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Energy
A woman stands in a dark room with her hand in the water of a large aquarium in the room


Drew Harvell, professor emerita of ecology and evolutionary biology who studies sustainable marine biodiversity, is one of seven U.S. researchers named 2023 U.S. Science Envoys by the Department of State.

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology