Graduate Fields are composed of faculty members with research interests related to the field of study. Most members of a given Graduate Field are faculty in the corresponding SIPS Section, but some have appointments within other SIPS Sections, other departments at Cornell, or are affiliated with USDA or the Boyce Thompson Institute.

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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Wojtek Pawlowski
Wojtek Pawlowski

Associate 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
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
Jessica Rutkoski

Assistant Professor

International Programs

Jessica Rutkoski
  • jer263 [at] cornell.edu
Lawrence Smart
Lawrence Smart

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Plant Breeding and Genetics Section

Associate Director

Cornell AgriTech

Lawrence 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
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
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
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
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
kenong xu
Kenong Xu

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Cornell AgriTech

Kenong Xu
Tree fruit genomics
Apple gene regulatory networks