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

2021 Gene Stewardship Award Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

News

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada team earns BGRI research award
The rust-resistant wheat cultivar development team at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) earned the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) 2021 Gene Stewardship Award for their long-standing innovations and strategies to combat wheat rust in...
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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News

A Cornell-led national network of scientists and farmers is developing new varieties of cover crops that are better adapted to local regions and stressors – changes that could carry a bevy of long-term and sustainable benefits for organic growers.
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
  • Agriculture
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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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NextGen Cassava project director Chiedozie Egesi was announced as the 2021 Achiever in Agriculture Award for his work creating a platform to deliver resilient food systems in Nigeria.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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This year the BGRI will host a virtual conference October 6-8 with the theme “Global Resilience: Science, Pandemics, and the Future of Wheat.” The 2021 BGRI Virtual Technical Workshop will explore how nearly two decades of monitoring and responding to wheat rust epidemics can provide lessons for other global disease outbreaks such as COVID-19. Keynote speakers will draw attention to how we can apply the lessons learned from wheat research and epidemic response to other pandemic diseases facing today’s world.
  • Department of Global Development
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section