Plant Biology Section News

CALS News, Spotlights, Field Notes and FutureCasts of interest to the Plant Biology Section community in the School of Integrative Plant Science.

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

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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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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

Land Acknowledgment

Cornell University is located on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation). The Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' are members of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, an alliance of six sovereign Nations with a historic and contemporary presence on this land. The Confederacy precedes the establishment of Cornell University, New York State, and the United States of America.  We acknowledge the painful history of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' dispossession, and honor the ongoing connection of Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' people, past and present, to these lands and waters.