Professor Emeritus, Molecular Biology and Genetics
Over the past ~45 years here at Cornell we have studied the structure and assembly of retroviruses, focusing mostly on Rous sarcoma virus, the prototypic avian retrovirus, as a model system. In the most recent years, we also have worked on the structure of HIV and other retroviruses. My lab is now given over entirely to Senior Research Associate Robert Dick, who has his own funding and manages all aspects of the lab and mentors the staff independently. I function as a senior advisor and am not actively involved in the day-to-day aspects of the research.
- Bachelor of Science
California Institute of Technology
For the past fifteen years I have taught or co-taught the upper division, spring semester course BIOMG 4320 (Survey of Cell Biology), but 2022 is the last year of this teaching assignment. Starting in fall 2022, after my formal retirement, I will be teaching a revised 1-credit course BIOMG 4330 (Effective Communication in Molecular Cell Biology) on reading research papers in cell biology and writing about them.
Ithaca, NY 14853
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