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

$25M center will use digital tools to ‘communicate’ with plants
A new multi-institution, transdisciplinary center will develop systems for two-way communication with plants, allowing scientists to remotely sense a plant’s biology and its immediate ecosystem, in hopes of one day using the information to improve plant growth.
  • Cornell Institute for Digital Agriculture
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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News

Breeding Insight, a new program funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through Cornell University, will share latest tools with breeders in the U.S.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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News

Students, faculty and staff were recognized for their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and excellence within the graduate community at the 2021 Graduate Diversity and Inclusion Awards and Recognition Celebration.
  • Department of Communication
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Department of Entomology
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News

The Cornell China Center (CCC) has announced six new grant awards, totaling $140,000, to support research by Cornell faculty teams partnering with researchers in China.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section
  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
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News

Led by Boyce Thompson Institute faculty member Fay-Wei Li, researchers have discovered a new species of cyanobacteria, Anthocerotibacter panamensis, which could help illuminate how photosynthesis evolved to create the world as we know it. The...
  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Biology Section