Faculty: Plant Biology

Faculty, Senior Research Associates, and Senior Extension Associates in the Plant Biology Section

Carmen Catala
Carmen Catala

Senior Research Associate

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Carmen Catala
Auxin
Fruit development
Cell wall modification
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
William Crepet
William Crepet

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

William Crepet
Plant systematics and phylogeny
Flowering plants
Paleobotany
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
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
Susheng Gan
Susheng Gan

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Susheng Gan
Plant senescence
Dimensional control of gene expression
Maria Laura Gaspar
Maria Gaspar

Senior Research Associate (Pawlowski Lab)

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Maria Gaspar
  • mlg32 [at] cornell.edu
Yeast genetics
Lipids
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
Jian  Hua
Jian Hua

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Jian Hua
Environmental responses; Adaptation; temperature; immunity; plants
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
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
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 Alejandra Gandolfo Nixon

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Maria Alejandra Gandolfo Nixon
Paleobotany
Diversification and evolution of angiosperms
Plant anatomy
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
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
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
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
Chelsea D. Specht
Chelsea Specht

Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Chelsea Specht
Plant diversity
Comparative genomics
Evolutionary biology
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
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
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
randy wayne
Randy Wayne

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Plant Biology Section

Randy Wayne
Biophysics of plant cell biology
Biological instruction