Plant Breeding & Genetics contacts

Cornell University
233 Emerson Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Section Head, Mike Gore
Phone: (607) 255-5492
Email: mag87 [at] (mag87[at]cornell[dot]edu)

Assistant to the Section Head, Amy Collins
Phone: 607-255-2180
Email: acl10 [at] (acl10[at]cornell[dot]edu)

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

Graduate Field Assistant: Shelby Champlain
Graduate Field Coordinator
231 Emerson Hall
Phone: 607-255-2154
Email: sdc98 [at] (sdc98[at]cornell[dot]edu)

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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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40 years of crop research shows inequities

A systematic analysis of 40 years of studies on public crop breeding programs found that cereal grains receive significantly more research attention than other crops important for food security and only 33% of studies sought input from both men...

  • Crops
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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Cornell researchers have used high-speed cameras to analyze what happens when raindrops hit a leaf of a wheat plant infected with rust – a pathogenic spore that has decimated crops globally.

  • Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
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  • Plant Breeding and Genetics Section
  • Cornell AgriTech
A researcher and a farmer harvest Bt eggplant in Bangladesh


  • School of Integrative Plant Science
  • Global Development
  • Department of Global Development
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Cornell Cooperative Extension is helping New York state farmers learn how to grow rice, a potentially lucrative crop that can thrive on flood-prone land as a hedge against climate change.

  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station
  • Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management