Plant Biology contacts

233 Emerson Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: 607-255-5459

Chair: Jocelyn Rose
Phone: 607-255-4781

Section administrative support: db669 [at] cornell.edu (Danielle Bushnell)
Phone: 607-255-5459

Administrative manager: lal262 [at] cornell.edu (Leslie Larsen)
Phone: 607-255-8522

Director of Graduate Studies:mjs298 [at] cornell.edu ( Michael Scanlon)
Phone: 607- 254-1156

Graduate Field Assistant:kpg2 [at] cornell.edu ( Karin Jantz)
Phone: 607-255-4075

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Tenured and Tenure-track Faculty, Senior Research Associates, Senior Extension Associates, and Senior Lecturers

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These faculty have primary affiliations with other SIPS sections and Cornell units or with USDA-ARS

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Faculty emeriti and other retired academics

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Graduate students in the Field of Plant Biology

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Post-doctoral associates, research associates, extension associates, and lecturers

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Staff members support research scientists, maintain greenhouses and research fields, and manage administrative functions

Plant Biology News

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News

Plant biologists reveal genetic patterns in maize development
A Cornell research team led by Michael Scanlon, professor of plant biology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ School of Integrative Plant Science, recently reported new insights into the patterns of gene expression in maize stem...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Agriculture
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Ph.D. students design biology lesson for undergrads
Graduate students in six fields of study have designed an evolution lesson on speciation for undergraduate non-majors that applies active-learning techniques. The lesson, “What is Speciation, How Does It Occur, and Why Is It Important for...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Soil and Crop Sciences Section
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Report: Plant science must innovate over next 10 years
The Plant Science Research Network (PSRN) has released its Plant Science Decadal Vision 2020-2030, a report that outlines innovative solutions to guide investments and research in plant science over the next 10 years as scientists tackle...
  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
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News

E. coli bacteria offer path to improving photosynthesis
The method is described in a paper, “Small subunits can determine enzyme kinetics of tobacco Rubisco expressed in Escherichia coli,” published Sept. 14 in the journal Nature Plants. Scientists have known that crop yields would increase if they...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
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Plant communication project gets $1.3M grant from NSF
Scientists know that some mRNA – which carries genetic code to a living organism’s protein-making machinery – are making the journey from root to shoot. But they don’t know which of the thousands of strands are purposely trying to share genetic...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Agriculture