Plant Breeding & Genetics contacts

Cornell University
233 Emerson Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

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

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

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

Graduate Field Assistant: Alicia Caswell
Email: amd33 [at] cornell.edu
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

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News

Tomato could get genetic reboot from wild ancestor
Although today’s tomatoes are larger and easier to farm than their wild ancestor, they also are less resistant to disease and environmental stresses like drought and salty soil. Researchers from Boyce Thompson Institute have created a high...
  • Boyce Thompson Institute
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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Worm-like, soil-swimming robots to measure crop underworld
Now, a Cornell project funded by two separate three-year grants will develop worm-like, soil-swimming robots to sense and record soil properties, water, the soil microbiome and how roots grow. A $2 million National Science Foundation (NSF) grant...
  • Cornell Initiative for Digital Agriculture
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Horticulture Section
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Name that grain: CALS’ barley will boost NYS beer industry
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets are co-hosting a naming contest, Nov. 12 through Dec. 3, for this promising new variety – currently called CU-31. All those...
  • Cornell AgriTech
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • School of Integrative Plant Science

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Grants fund community-engaged learning curricula

The Office of Engagement Initiatives (OEI) recently awarded Engaged Curriculum Grants to 19 teams of faculty and community partners that are developing community-engaged learning courses, majors and minors across the university. This year’s...

  • American Indian and Indigenous Studies Program
  • Community and Regional Development Institute
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
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USDA team honored with gene stewardship award from Cornell's BGRI
A research team from the United States earned the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) 2020 Gene Stewardship award for their pioneering work protecting global wheat crops from vulnerabilities to fungal pathogens that threaten global food...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section