Plant Biology contacts

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

Chair: William Crepet
Phone: 607-255-4075

Section administrative support: djj55 [at] cornell.edu (Dayna Jorgenson)
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

Our Stories: Working through first-gen challenges
Tom Silva is a senior lecturer in the Plant Biology Section and chair of the SIPS Diversity and Inclusion Council. The Our Stories series profiles diverse members of the School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS) community. Here is Tom’s story...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
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News

CIMMYT and Cornell University are offering an innovative online course to empower global scientists with the most advanced training in wheat improvement.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
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News

  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
Joss Rose

News

Jocelyn 'Joss' Rose, professor and recent chair of the Plant Biology Section in the School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS), will begin his new appointment as the school's director on Aug. 1, 2022.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Plants
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News

A team of researchers has assembled a reference genome for Solanum lycopersicoides, a wild relative of the cultivated tomato, and developed web-based tools to help plant researchers and breeders improve the crop.

  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section