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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Graduate research assistant Rahul Goel worked on a precision agriculture project with Cornell’s Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) alongside Subha Srinivasagan , Atkinson postdoctoral fellow. Having worked for NMSP for the 2023-24 school...
  • Animal Science
  • Crops
  • Soil
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Cocaine trafficking harms the environment and threatens habitats important to dozens of species of migratory birds, according to a new study.

  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Environment
  • Animals