Faculty & Senior Academics

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Srdjan Acimovic
Srdjan Acimovic

Senior Extension Associate

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Hudson Valley Research Laboratory

Cornell AgriTech

Srdjan Acimovic
Plant pathogen biology, ecology, and population dynamics
Tree fruit disease management
Fire blight
Nina Bassuk
Nina Bassuk

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Nina Bassuk
Urban horticulture
Woody plants, landscape management and propagation,
Cornell Structural Soil
Terry Bates
Terry Bates

Senior Research Associate

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Director

Cornell Lake Erie Research and Extension Lab

Cornell AgriTech

Terry Bates
Viticulture
Digital agriculture
Concord (juice grape) production
Taryn Bauerle
Taryn Bauerle

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Taryn Bauerle
Woody plant root biology and physiological ecology
Water stress
Root herbivory
Gary Bergstrom
Gary Bergstrom

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Gary Bergstrom
Integrated disease management of wheat, corn, soybeans, forage legumes
thomas bjorkman
Thomas Björkman

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Thomas Björkman
Vegetable crop physiology
Cover crops
Establishing year-round Eastern broccoli industry
Adam Bogdanove
Adam Bogdanove

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Adam Bogdanove
Bacterial blight and bacterial leaf streak of rice
Transcription activator-like (TAL) effector proteins
Genome editing and custom gene regulation
Jean Bonhotal
Jean Bonhotal

Senior Extension Associate

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Graduate Student

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Jean Bonhotal
Compost quality and use
Degradation of pharmaceuticals
Beneficial uses for organic residuals
Mark Bridgen
Mark Bridgen

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Director, Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center

School of Integrative Plant Science

Mark Bridgen
Ornamental plant breeding
Cell and tissue culture
Greenhouse floriculture
A smiling woman holds an apple next to more apples piled on a table
Susan Brown

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Susan Brown
Plant breeding (apples)
Marker-assisted breeding
Carlyn Buckler
Carlyn Buckler

Associate Professor of Practice

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Carlyn Buckler
  • csb36 [at] cornell.edu
Science communication and digital technologies
Plant genetics
Diversity, equity and inclusion
ed buckler
Edward Buckler

Adjunct Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Edward Buckler
  • esb33 [at] cornell.edu
Quantitative and statistical genetics in maize, cassava, biofuel grasses, and grapes.
Daniel Buckley
Daniel Buckley

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Daniel Buckley
Microbial diversity
Bacterial population structure in soils
A mans smiles in front of a brick wall
Lance Cadle-Davidson

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Cornell AgriTech

Lance Cadle-Davidson
Sustainable management of grapevine fungal and oomycete diseases
Host-pathogen co-evolution and disease resistance
Enhanced breeding using genomic tools
Julie Carroll
Juliet Carroll

Fruit IPM Coordinator

CALS NYS Integrated Pest Mgmt

Senior Extension Associate

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Juliet Carroll
Integrated pest management
Tree Fruit
Grapes and Berries
Clare Casteel
Clare Casteel

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Clare Casteel
  • clc269 [at] cornell.edu
Viral plant pathogens
Plant-virus-vector interactions
Molecular basis of plant virus defenses
Carmen Catala
Carmen Catala

Senior Research Associate

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Carmen Catala
Auxin
Fruit development
Cell wall modification
Lailiang  Cheng
Lailiang Cheng

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Lailiang Cheng
Sugar/malate metabolism and accumulation, nitrogen uptake and metabolism, nitrogen-carbon interaction, metabolite profiling, nutrition physiology and nutrient management of apple
Jerome Cherney
Jerome Cherney

E.V. Baker Professor of Agriculture

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Jerome Cherney
Profitable management of forage crops
Environmental sustainability
Grass bioenergy
Joyce G. Chery
Joyce G. Chery

Assistant Research Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Joyce G. Chery
  • jgc235 [at] cornell.edu
Plant systematics and phylogeny
Evolution of development of plant anatomy and morphology
Plant vasculature
Ronnie Coffman
Ronnie Coffman

Director of International Programs; International Professor of Global Development

Department of Global Development

International Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Ronnie Coffman
International agriculture & development
Crop improvement
Agricultural biotechnology
A man stands smiling in a fruit orchard
Kerik Cox

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Cornell AgriTech

Kerik Cox
Orchard fungal ecology
Fungicide resistance
Pesticide stewardship, fruit pathology
William Crepet
William Crepet

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

William Crepet
Plant systematics and phylogeny
Flowering plants
Paleobotany
Margery Daughtrey
Margery Daughtrey

Senior Extension Associate

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Margery Daughtrey
Ornamental crop disease management
Greenhouse, nursery and floriculture crops
Walter De Jong
Walter De Jong

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Walter De Jong
Potato breeding and genomics
Molecular genetics
Insect, disease and nematode resistance
Antonio DiTommaso
Toni DiTommaso

Professor and Chair

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Toni DiTommaso
Weed ecology
Invasive species
Biological weed management
Jeffrey J Doyle
Jeffrey Doyle

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Jeffrey Doyle
Genome duplication
Comparative genomics
Legume systematics and origin of nodulation
Laurie Drinkwater
Laurie Drinkwater

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Laurie Drinkwater
Agroecology
Soil quality
Nutrient cycling
Christopher Dunn
Christopher Dunn

E. N. Wilds Director of Cornell Botanic Gardens and Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Christopher Dunn
Public gardens
Plants and culture
Marcia Eames-Sheavly
Marcia Eames-Sheavly

Senior Extension Associate and Senior Lecturer

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Marcia Eames-Sheavly
Garden-based learning
Engaged learning and child and youth development
Art of horticulture
Sarah Evanega
Sarah Evanega

Research Professor and Director, Cornell Alliance for Science

Department of Global Development

International Research Professor (Joint)

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Sarah Evanega
Science communications & science advocacy
Diversity & inclusion
Biotechnology, policy & social issues
Gennaro Fazio
Gennaro Fazio

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Gennaro Fazio
  • gennaro.fazio [at] ars.usda.gov
Plant breeding
Apple rootstocks
Zhangjun Fei
Zhangjun Fei

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Zhangjun Fei
  • zf25 [at] cornell.edu
Computational analysis of large datasets
Modeling regulatory networks
Melanie Filiatrault
Melanie Filiatrault

Courtesy Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Melanie Filiatrault
  • mjf66 [at] cornell.edu
Bacterial plant pathogens
Small non-coding RNAs and RNA binding proteins
Pseudomonas syringae
Margaret Frank
Margaret Frank

Assistant Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Margaret Frank
  • mhf47 [at] cornell.edu
Grafting
Genomics and phenomics tools for trait analysis
Giulia Friso
Giulia Friso

Senior Research Associate/Senior Lecturer

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Giulia Friso
Plants and health
Ethnobotany
Plant biochemistry
A man in the greenhouse examines grape plants
Marc Fuchs

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Cornell AgriTech

Marc Fuchs
Virus diseases of fruit and vegetable crops
Grape viruses
Plant virus-insect vector interactions
David Gadoury
David Gadoury

Research Associate, Sr.

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Cornell AgriTech

David Gadoury
Diseases of grapevine, apple, and strawberry
Powdery mildew
Downy mildew
Susheng Gan
Susheng Gan

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Susheng Gan
Plant senescence
Dimensional control of gene expression
James Giovannoni
James Giovannoni

Adjunct Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

James Giovannoni
  • jjg33 [at] cornell.edu
Genetic regulation of fruit ripening
Fruit quality and nutritional composition.
Tomatoes
Kaitlin Gold
Katie Gold

Assistant Professor and Susan Eckert Lynch Faculty Fellow

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Cornell AgriTech

Katie Gold
Plant disease detection and epidemiology
Grape pathology
Remote sensing and imaging spectroscopy
Mike Gore
Michael Gore

Professor and Chair

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Michael Gore
Quantitative genetics and genomics
High-throughput phenotyping tools
Nutritional genomics
heather grab
Heather Grab

Senior Lecturer

School of Integrative Plant Science

Heather Grab
  • hlc66 [at] cornell.edu
Industrial hemp production and processing
Agroecology
Plant-insect interactions.
Deborah Grantham
Deborah Grantham

Senior Extension Associate

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Deborah Grantham
Natural resources and the environment
Watershed education
Soil hyperspectral reflectance
Phillip Griffiths
Phillip Griffiths

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Phillip Griffiths
Vegetable breeding (brassicas and beans)
International agriculture
Molecular breeding and diagnostics
Maureen Hanson
Maureen Hanson

Professor

Molecular Biology and Genetics

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Maureen Hanson
Gene expression in plant organelles
Organelle morphology and movement
Photosynthetic enhancement
Larry Harrington
Larry Harrington

Adjunct Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Larry Harrington
  • lwh24 [at] cornell.edu
International agriculture
Water and food
Innovation systems
Maria Harrison
Maria Harrison

Adjunct Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Maria Harrison
Arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis
Phosphate acquisition
Frank Hay
Frank Hay

Senior Extension Associate

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Cornell AgriTech

Frank Hay
Fusarium basal rot of garlic
Root knot and lesion nematode of potato
Stemphylium leaf blight of onion
Michelle Heck
Michelle Heck

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Michelle Heck
  • mlc68 [at] cornell.edu
Molecular interactions among plant pathogens, insect vectors, and plant hosts
Peter Hobbs
Peter Hobbs

Adjunct Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Associate Director, Academic Program

International Programs

Peter Hobbs
International agriculture
Tropical cropping systems
Agroforestry
Kathie Hodge
Kathie Hodge

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Kathie Hodge
Fungal systematics
Fungal pathogens of insects
Susan Hoskins
Susan Hoskins

Susan Hoskins Senior Extension Associate

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Susan Hoskins
Geographic information systems (GIS)
Remote sensing
Wetlands mapping
Jian  Hua
Jian Hua

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Jian Hua
Environmental responses; Adaptation; temperature; immunity; plants
Lori Huberman
Lori Huberman

Assistant Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Lori Huberman
  • huberman [at] cornell.edu
How fungi interact with the environment
Nutrient sensing in filamentous fungi
High-throughput functional genomics
Georg Jander
Georg Jander

Adjunct Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Georg Jander
Plant-insect interactions
Plant amino acid metabolism
Arabidopsis
Jean-Luc Jannink
Jean-Luc Jannink

Adjunct Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Jean-Luc Jannink
  • jj332 [at] cornell.edu
Statistical methods to use DNA markers in public sector small grains breeding
Association genetics
Yu Jiang
Yu Jiang

Assistant Research Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Yu Jiang
Agricultural robotics and artificial Intelligence ,
Image processing
High throughput plant phenotyping
Liz jones
Liz Jones

Director of the GOBii Project and Adjunct Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Liz Jones
Database and informatics solutions to aid in genomic-selection in developing countries
Jenny Kao-Kniffin
Jenny Kao-Kniffin

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Associate Director

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Jenny Kao-Kniffin
Weed science
Urban ecology
Rhizosphere biology
andre kessler
Andre Kessler

Associate Professor

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology AG

Andre Kessler
Man examining an apple tree
Awais Khan

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Cornell AgriTech

Awais Khan
Mechanisms of host disease resistance in apples; particularly to fire blight and apple scab
Quantitative genetics, genomics, genetic diversity, and pre-breeding
Rapid disease detection, pathogen identification, and high-throughput phenotyping tools
Daniel Klessig
Daniel Klessig

Adjunct Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Daniel Klessig
  • dfk8 [at] cornell.edu
Mechanisms of plant immunity
Systemic acquired resistance
Salicylic acid signaling
Anatole Krattiger
Anatole Krattiger

Adjunct Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Anatole Krattiger
  • afk3 [at] cornell.edu
Intellectual property as it relate to ag-biotechnology and global health.
Stephen Kresovich
Stephen Kresovich

Director, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement

Department of Global Development

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Stephen Kresovich
  • sk20 [at] cornell.edu
Genomics
Plant genetics
Agriculture
Joanne Labate
Joanne Labate

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Joanne Labate
  • joanne.labate [at] usda.gov
Molecular population genetics
Plant genetic resources
Johannes Lehmann
Johannes Lehmann

Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor

Department of Global Development

Johannes Lehmann
Soil biogeochemistry, fertility management, organic matter, and carbon and nutrient cycling from wastes
Soil carbon sequestration and biochar systems
Sustainable agriculture in the tropics
Li Li
Li Li

Adjunct Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Li Li
Crop nutritional quality improvement
Chromoplast and chloroplast biology
Plant secondary metabolism, micronutrient nutrition, and metabolic engineering
Jiping Liu
Jiping Liu

Adjunct Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Jiping Liu
Abiotic stresses and stress signaling ; ion transport; acid soils; ce; root exudates; abiotic
Acid soils, aluminum toxicity and tolerance
Root exudates and architecture
jason londo
Jason Londo

Adjunct associate professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Jason Londo
Grape stress physiology, genetics and genomics
Louis Longchamps
Louis Longchamps

Assistant Professor

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

School of Integrative Plant Science

Louis Longchamps
  • ll928 [at] cornell.edu
Precision agriculture
Site-specific weed management and variable rate nitrogen management
On-farm research
Gregory Martin
Gregory Martin

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Gregory Martin
Molecular basis of plant immunity
Plant defense against bacterial pathogens
Carmen Enid Martinez
Carmen Enid Martinez

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Carmen Enid Martinez
Soil biogeochemistry
Nutrient and mineral cycling
Soil organic matter
Timothy Martinson
Timothy Martinson

Senior Extension Associate

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Timothy Martinson
Viticulture Extension
Neil Mattson
Neil Mattson

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Neil Mattson
Greenhouse horticulture
Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA)
Greenhouse lighting and systems engineering
Michael Mazourek
Michael Mazourek

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Horticulture Section

Michael Mazourek
Vegetable breeding (cucurbits, peppers and peas)
Biochemical genetics
Organic systems
Murray McBride
Murray McBride

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Murray McBride
Toxic and trace metal bioavailability
Contaminated soil remediation
Soil health
susan mccouch
Susan McCouch

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Susan McCouch
Complex trait variation in rice
Enhancing the performance of modern rice cultivars
Andy McDonald
Andrew McDonald

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Associate Professor

Department of Global Development

Andrew McDonald
  • ajm9 [at] cornell.edu
Cropping systems ecology
Agricultural sustainability, food security, water resources and climate
International agriculture, policy, and applied social sciences
Margaret McGrath
Margaret McGrath

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Margaret McGrath
Diseases of vegetable crops
Fungicide resistance
Powdery mildew, Downy mildew Phytophthora
Lindsey Milbrath
Lindsey Milbrath

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Lindsey Milbrath
  • lrm32 [at] cornell.edu
Biological control programs for exotic invasive plants
Weed biological control
Invasive plant ecology
Bill Miller
Bill Miller

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Bill Miller
Flower bulbs and floriculture
Greenhouse and nursery crops
Physiology and post-harvest management
Guarav Moghe
Gaurav Moghe

Assistant Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Gaurav Moghe
Evolution of plant specialized metabolism
plant natural variation; genomics
metabolomics
Virginia Moore
Virginia Moore

Assistant Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Virginia Moore
  • vm377 [at] cornell.edu
Breeding for sustainable cropping systems
Cover crops, intercropping, polycultures, organic farming systems
Legumes, forages, alfalfa, hemp
Lukas Mueller
Lukas Mueller

Adjunct Assistant Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Lukas Mueller
  • lam87 [at] cornell.edu
Genetics and genomics of solanaceous plants
SOL Genomics Network
Martha Ann Mutschler-Chu
Martha Mutschler-Chu

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Martha Mutschler-Chu
Tomato and onion breeding and genomics
Disease and insect resistance
Intellectual property
June Nasrallah
June Nasrallah

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

June Nasrallah
Plant reproduction
Self-incompatibility
Receptor-ligand interactions and cell-cell signaling
andrew nelson
Andrew Nelson

Adjunct Assistant Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Andrew Nelson
  • an425 [at] cornell.edu
Comparative and high-throughput bioinformatics approaches to plant transcriptome research.
Rebecca Nelson
Rebecca Nelson

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Professor

Department of Global Development

Rebecca Nelson
Genetics of quantitative disease resistance in plants
International agriculture and rural development
Mycotoxin management
Kevin Nixon
Kevin Nixon

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Kevin Nixon
  • kcn2 [at] cornell.edu
Theory and methodology of phylogenetic analysis
Angiosperm phylogeny
Systematics and taxonomy of the oak family
Maria Gandolfo
Maria Gandolfo Nixon

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Maria Gandolfo Nixon
Paleobotany
Diversification and evolution of angiosperms
Plant anatomy
Teresa E. Pawlowska
Teresa Pawlowska

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Teresa Pawlowska
Evolutionary and population genomics
Innate immunity in fungi and fungal-bacterial interactions
Arbuscular mycorrhizae
Wojtek Pawlowski
Wojtek Pawlowski

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Wojtek Pawlowski
Meiotic recombination
Advanced microscopy methods
Recombination and genome rearrangements in new polyploids
man in apple orchard
Gregory Peck

Assistant Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Gregory Peck
Tree fruits
Hard cider
Organic production
keith perry
Keith Perry

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Keith Perry
Plant virus - insect vector interactions
Diagnostic technologies
Virus diseases of potato and grape
A woman stands in front of a brick wall
Sarah Pethybridge

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Cornell AgriTech

Sarah Pethybridge
Diseases of vegetables
Sclerotinia
Epidemiology and fungicide resistance
Miguel A Pineros
Miguel Pineros

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Miguel Pineros
  • map25 [at] cornell.edu
Crop adaptation to soil abiotic stresses
Bioavailability of iron, zinc and phytochemicals
Marvin Pritts
Marvin Pritts

Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Plant Sciences Major

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Professor

Department of Global Development

Marvin Pritts
Berry crops
Season extension
Sustainable production practices
Robert Raguso

Professor

Neurobiology & Behavior AG

Robert Raguso
Donald Rakow
Don Rakow

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Don Rakow
Public garden management and social impact
Botanical history
Equitable access to parks and green spaces
KV Raman
Kandukuri Raman

Research Professor; Associate Director, Special Projects in International Programs

Department of Global Development

International Research Professor (Joint)

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Kandukuri Raman
International agriculture and rural development
Value-added marketing
Agricultural biotechnology, Integrated Pest Management and technology transfer
Anu Rangarajan
Anusuya Rangarajan

Senior Extension Associate and Director, Cornell Small Farm Program

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Anusuya Rangarajan
Fresh market vegetable production
Small farms and sustainable agriculture
Organic and reduced tillage vegetable production
Steve Reiners
Steve Reiners

Professor and Horticulture Section Chair

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Steve Reiners
Processing vegetables (peas, beans, sweet corn)
Vegetable production systems
Organic gardening
Bruce Reisch
Bruce Reisch

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Cornell AgriTech

Bruce Reisch
Grape breeding and genomics
Molecular genetic mapping
Marker-assisted selection
Kelly Robbins
Kelly Robbins

Assistant Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Kelly Robbins
Bioenergy
Increasing understanding of genotype by environmental interactions
International agriculture
Terence Robinson
Terence Robinson

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Terence Robinson
Orchard production systems
Crop load and canopy management
Fruit tree physiology
Adrienne Roeder
Adrienne Roeder

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Adrienne Roeder
Development and patterning of specialized cell types
Plant cell imaging
jocelyn rose
Jocelyn Rose

Professor and Chair

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Jocelyn Rose
Plant structural polymers, cell wall structure and function
Cuticles and plant surfaces
Fruit biology
Frank S. Rossi
Frank Rossi

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Frank Rossi
Lawn, golf and sports turf
Urban grasslands management
David Rossiter
David Rossiter

Adjunct Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

David Rossiter
  • dgr2 [at] cornell.edu
Soil Survey
Geostatistics
Spatial modeling of the environment
Jonathan Russell-Anelli
Jonathan Russell-Anelli

Senior Lecturer

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Jonathan Russell-Anelli
Urban soils
Soil surveys
Spatial arrangement and characterization of soil properties, nutrient and contaminant distribution
man in field
Matt Ryan

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Matt Ryan
Sustainable cropping systems and agroecology
Cover crops and ecological weed management
Organic production
Michael Scanlon
Mike Scanlon

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Mike Scanlon
Mechanisms of meristem and leaf development
Evolution of plant morphology
Arabidopsis, tomato, Selaginella, and Physcomitrella
Tim Setter
Tim Setter

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Tim Setter
Maize, wheat and cassava breeding and genomics
Drought and environmental stress physiology
International agriculture
Thomas Silva
Thomas Silva

Senior Lecturer

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Thomas Silva
  • ts21 [at] cornell.edu
Botany, plant physiology and diversity
Educating non-majors about basic biology
Diana Sinton
Diana Sinton

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Diana Sinton
  • dss326 [at] cornell.edu
Geographic information science and systems
sonja skelly
Sonja Skelly

Director of Education, Cornell Botanic Gardens and Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Sonja Skelly
  • sms92 [at] cornell.edu
Public garden management
School & youth gardening, adult education
Plants and human well being
Chris Smart
Christine Smart

Director

School of Integrative Plant Science

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Christine Smart
Biology and management of vegetable diseases
Host-pathogen interactions
Lawrence Smart
Larry Smart

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Associate Director

Cornell AgriTech

Larry Smart
Breeding and genomics
Industrial hemp
Willow bioenergy crops
Headshot of Margaret Smith
Margaret Smith

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Department of Global Development

Margaret Smith
Maize breeding and genomics
Abiotic stress tolerance
Insect and disease resistance
Karen Snover-Clift
Karen Snover-Clift

Senior Extension Associate

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Karen Snover-Clift
Plant disease diagnosis
Plant pathology training of Master Gardeners, Extension Educators, and green industry members
Dawit Solomon
Dawit Solomon

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Dawit Solomon
  • ds278 [at] cornell.edu
Biogeochemical cycling of major elements
Soil fertility and land degradation
Synchrotron-based micro- and nano-spectromicroscopy
mark sorrells
Mark Sorrells

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Mark Sorrells
Small grain breeding and genomics
Heritage
Malting and specialty varieties
Lynn Sosnoskie
Lynn Sosnoskie

Assistant Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Lynn Sosnoskie
Weed ecology
Weed management
Specialty crops
Chelsea D. Specht
Chelsea Specht

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Chelsea Specht
Plant diversity
Comparative genomics
Evolutionary biology
David Stern
David Stern

Adjunct Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

David Stern
Chloroplast biology
Bioenergy
Nuclear-cytoplasmic interactions
Ying Sun
Ying Sun

Assistant Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Ying Sun
Geospatial analysis and big data synthesis
Remote sensing
Canopy- to global-scale modeling
Bryan Swingle
Bryan Swingle

Courtesy Assistant Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Bryan Swingle
  • bms45 [at] cornell.edu
Regulation of bacterial stress tolerance
Genetic recombination
Pseudomonas syringae
Alan Taylor
Alan Taylor

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Alan Taylor
Seed science and technology
Seed quality
Coatings, treatments and biostimulants
Janice Thies
Janice Thies

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Janice Thies
Soil ecology
Soil biology quality assessment and remediation
International agriculture
Hale Ann Tufan
Hale Ann Tufan

Research Professor and Project Director: GREAT, AWARE, NextGen Cassava, and Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement

Department of Global Development

International Research Professor (Joint)

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Hale Ann Tufan
Barbara  Gillian Turgeon
B. Gillian Turgeon

Professor and Chair

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

B. Gillian Turgeon
Fungal pathogens of cereals
Fungal genomics
Secondary metabolites
Robert Turgeon
Robert Turgeon

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Robert Turgeon
Leaf development
Plasmodesmata structure and function
Phloem transport and virus movement
Harold van Es
Harold van Es

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Harold van Es
Soil health
Precision nitrogen management (Adapt-N)
Digital agriculture
Klaas van Wijk
Klaas van Wijk

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Klaas van Wijk
Molecular genetics and protein biochemistry
Mass-spectrometry-driven proteomics and metabolomics
Chloroplast biogenesis and protein homeostasis in Arabidopsis and differentiation in maize
Justine Vanden Heuvel
Justine Vanden Heuvel

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Justine Vanden Heuvel
  • jev32 [at] cornell.edu
Sustainable viticulture production
Ecophysiological factors and their impact on fruit and wine composition
Computational tools for vineyard management
Olena Vatamaniuk
Olena Vatamaniuk

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Plant Biology Section

Olena Vatamaniuk
Functional genomics of mineral nutrient homeostasis
Toxic metal detoxification and phytoremediation
Biofortification
Donald R. Viands
Donald Viands

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Donald Viands
Forage breeding and genomics
Biofuel crops
Quantitative genetics
Xiaohong Wang
Xiaohong Wang

Courtesy Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section

Xiaohong Wang
Plant-nematode interactions
Potato cyst nematodes
Nematode effector function
Christopher Watkins
Christopher Watkins

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Director

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Christopher Watkins
Postharvest science
Apple storage life and quality
Controlled atmosphere storage
randy wayne
Randy Wayne

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Randy Wayne
Biophysics of plant cell biology
Biological instruction
Courtney Weber
Courtney Weber

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Cornell AgriTech

Courtney Weber
Berry breeding and genetics
Ross Welch
Ross Welch

Courtesy professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Ross Welch
  • rmw1 [at] cornell.edu
Nutritional quality and safety of food crops
Micronutrient bioavailability
David Wolfe
David Wolfe

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

David Wolfe
Environmental and stress physiology
Soil health and water management
Climate change
Peter Woodbury
Peter Woodbury

Senior Research Associate

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Peter Woodbury
Agricultural and forest ecosystems
Greenhouse gas emissions
Geospatial modeling, land use and environmental quality
Dominic Woolf
Dominic Woolf

Senior Research Associate

School of Integrative Plant Science

Soil and Crop Sciences Section

Dominic Woolf
  • dw433 [at] cornell.edu
Soil carbon sequestration and climate-smart agriculture
Sustainable landscape management, agroforestry reforestration and restoration of degraded land
Biochar
kenong xu
Kenong Xu

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Kenong Xu
Tree fruit genomics
Apple gene regulatory networks
Gan-Yuan Zhong
Gan-Yuan Zhong

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Gan-Yuan Zhong
Grape genetics and genomics