Plant Breeding & Genetics contacts

Cornell University
233 Emerson Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Chair, Mike Gore
Phone: (607) 255-5492
Email: mag87 [at]

Assistant to the Chair, Amy Collins
Phone: 607-255-2180
Email: acl10 [at]

Director of Graduate Studies: Jean-Luc Jannink
Email: jj332 [at]
Office: 258 Emerson Hall

Graduate Field Assistant: Alicia Caswell
Email: amd33 [at]
Phone: 607-255-3267
Office: 231 Emerson Hall

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

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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 Breeding

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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 Breeding & Genetics News


Romar to bolster SIPS civic and urban engagement
Shari Romar has joined the School of Integrative Plant Science’s (SIPS) communications team to help elevate awareness of the School’s longstanding engagement efforts with communities across the state, nationally and globally. “Shari brings a...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
  • Plant Biology Section
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Meet our faculty: Virginia Moore
Academic focus: Breeding for sustainable cropping systems, cover crops, intercropping, polycultures, organic farming systems, Legumes, forages, alfalfa, hemp Research summary: My research focus is on plant breeding for sustainable cropping...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
  • Agriculture
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Egesi earns highest honors for biotechnology work in Nigeria

  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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Study: genomic selection approach paves way for faster plant breeding
The ultimate challenge for crop breeders is to increase genetic gain of a crop: literally, to increase the crop’s yield on farmers’ fields. Wheat and maize breeders from Cornell University, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center...
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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Residence hall names honor McClintock, Hu, Cayuga Nation
For the Indigenous Cayuga Nation, who call themselves Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫʼ (pronounced Guy-yo-KO-no), Cornell will use the word Ganędagǫ: (pronounced Gah-NEN-dah-go) – meaning “hill” in the Gayogo̱ hó꞉nǫ' language. This is the ancestral name for the...
  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section