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Moonshot thinking

Harnessing the power of science and innovation biology to engineer new material solutions, create sustainable technologies for markets, and understand such advances from a societal perspective.

The impact of giving

The lateral habenula in the mouse brain, with axons streaming down to dopaminergic and serotonergic centers.


A tiny but important area in the middle of the brain acts as a switch that determines when an animal is willing to work for a reward and when it stops working, according to a new study.

  • Neurobiology and Behavior
  • Biology


New research from Cornell offers insights into a line of CRISPR systems, which could lead to promising antiviral and tissue engineering tools in animal and plants.

  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Genetics

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CALS globally recognized faculty are the cornerstone of our reputation as a premier institution of scientific learning. Support CALS faculty working on a multitude of issues around 21st century agri-food systems.

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Scholarship is critical to ensuring that the cost of a CALS education stays within reach of deserving students, regardless of their financial circumstances.

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Gifts to the CALS Annual Fund immediately impact top priorities by providing critical resources where they are needed most.