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Faculty and Senior Academics

Nina Bassuk

Terence Bates

Taryn Bauerle

gary bergstrom

Gary Bergstrom

Professor

Email: gcb3@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Interests: Biology, epidemiology, and integrated management of diseases of wheat, corn, soybean, forage legumes
Bergstrom profile


Elizabeth Bihn

Elizabeth Bihn

Senior Extension Associate, Department of Food Science

Email: eab38@cornell.edu

Department of Food Science (Geneva)
Graduate Fields: Horticulture
Interests: Produce safety, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs)
Bihn profile


Thomas Björkman

Adam Bogdanove

Jean Bonhotal

Mark Bridgen

Susan Brown

Susan Brown

Professor

Email: skb3@cornell.edu

Sections: Horticulture, Plant Breeding & Genetics (Geneva)
Graduate Fields: Horticulture, Plant Breeding
Interests: Marker-assisted breeding; apple breeding
Brown profile


Carlyn S. Buckler,

Edward S. Buckler

Daniel Buckley

​Lance Cadle-Davidson

Juliet Carroll

Juliet Carroll

Senior Extension Associate; Fruit IPM Coordinator

Email: jec3@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Geneva)
Graduate Field:
Interests: Integrated pest management; tree fruit; grapes; berries
Carroll profile


Clare Casteel

Clare L. Casteel

Associate Professor

Email: clc269@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Interests: Viral pathogens of plants; vector-borne plant pathogens, plant-virus-vector interactions, molecular basis of plant defense responses


Carmen Catala

Lailiang Cheng

Jerome Cherney

Ronnie Coffman

Ronnie Coffman

Professor

Email: wrc2@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Breeding and Genetics (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Plant Breeding, International Agriculture and Rural Development
Interests: Rice and wheat breeding and genomics; agricultural biotechnology; international agriculture
Coffman profile


Kerik Cox

Kerik Cox

Associate Professor

Email: kdc33@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Geneva)
Graduate Field: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Interests: Orchard fungal ecology, fungicide resistance, pesticide stewardship, fruit pathology
Cox profile


William Crepet

Margery Daughtrey

Jerrold Davis

Section: Plant Biology (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Plant Biology
Interests: Systematics of the grass family (Poaceae) and other monocots; inference of species boundaries
Davis profile


Walter de Jong

Walter De Jong

Associate Professor

Email: wsd2@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Breeding and Genetics (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Plant Breeding
Interests: Potato breeding and genomics; molecular genetics; insect, disease and nematode resistance
De Jong profile


Antonio DiTommaso

Jeff J. Doyle

Jeff J. Doyle

Professor

Email: jjd5@cornell.edu

Sections: Plant Biology, Plant Breeding and Genetics (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Plant Biology, Plant Breeding
Interests: Genome duplication; comparative genomics of polyploid species; legume systematics; nodulation
Doyle profile


Laurie Drinkwater

Christopher Dunn

Marcia Eames-Sheavly

Sarah Davidson Evanega

Timothy Fahey

Timothy Fahey

Professor

Email: tjf5@cornell.edu

Department of Natural Resources (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Natural Resources, Soil and Crop Sciences
Interests: Forest ecosystems, forest soil carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus dynamics, exotic earthworms in forest soil
Fahey profile


Gennaro

Zhangjun Fei

Zhangjun Fei

Adjunct Professor

Email: zf25@cornell.edu

USDA-ARS, Boyce Thompson Institute, Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Interests: Computational analysis of large datasets; modeling regulatory networks
Fei research site


 Melanie J. Filiatrault

Margaret Frank

Margaret Frank

Assistant Professor

Email: mhf47@cornell.edu

Sections: Horticulture, Plant Biology (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Horticulture, Plant Biology
Interests: Grafting, coordination of growth and development between root and shoot systems, stress, yield, genomics and phenomics tools for trait analysis
Frank profile


Giulia Friso

Marc Fuchs

Marc Fuchs

Professor

Email: mf13@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Geneva)
Graduate Field: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Interests: Virus diseases of fruit and vegetable crops; grape viruses; plant virus-insect vector interactions
Fuchs profile, Fuchs research site


David Gadoury

David Gadoury

Senior Research Associate

Email: dmg4@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Geneva)
Graduate Field: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Interests: Diseases of grapevine, apple, and strawberry; powdery mildew; downy mildew
Gadoury profile


 Susheng Gan

Susheng Gan

Professor

Email: sg288@cornell.edu

Sections: Plant Biology, Plant Breeding and Genetics (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Plant Biology, Plant Breeding
Interests: Regulatory mechanisms of plant senescence; dimensional control of gene expression; tobacco; Arabidopsis
Gan profile


Maria A. Gandolfo

James Giovannoni

Gold

Kaitlin (Katie) Gold

Assistant Professor

Email: kg557@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Geneva)
Graduate Fields: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Computational Biology
Interests: GrapeSPEC – Sensing, Pathology, and Extension at Cornell AgriTech
Gold profile


 Christine Goodale

Christine Goodale

Associate Professor

Email: clg33@cornell.edu

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Soil and Crop Sciences
Interests: Acid deposition; biogeochemistry; climate change; ecosystem ecology; forest ecosystems
Goodale profile


Michael Gore

Michael Gore

Professor, Plant Breeding & Genetics Section Chair

Email: mag87@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Breeding and Genetics (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Plant Breeding
Interests: Quantitative genetics and genomics; high-throughput phenotyping tools; nutritional genomics
Gore profile, Gore research site


Heather Grab

Heather Grab

Senior Lecturer

Email: hlc66@cornell.edu

Section: School of Integrative Plant Science (Ithaca)
Interests:  Industrial hemp production and processing, agroecology, and plant-insect interactions.


 Deborah Grantham

Deborah Grantham

Senior Extension Associate, Director, Northeastern IPM Center

Email: dgg3@cornell.edu

Section: Soil and Crop Sciences (Ithaca)
Graduate Field:
Interests: Natural resources and the environment; watershed education; soil hyperspectral reflectance
Grantham profile


 Stewart Gray

Stewart Gray

Courtesy Professor

Email: smg3@cornell.edu

USDA-ARS, Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Interests: plant virus-insect vector interactions; virus diseases of potato and grain crops
Gray profile, Gray research site


 Peter Gregory

Peter Gregory

Senior Research Associate

Email: pg46@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Breeding and Genetics (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Plant Breeding
Interests: International development; agricultural biotechnology; GM crops
Gregory profile


 Phillip Griffiths

Phillip Griffiths

Associate Professor

Email: pdg8@cornell.edu

Sections: Horticulture, Plant Breeding and Genetics (Geneva)
Graduate Fields: Horticulture, Plant Breeding
Interests: Brassica and bean breeding; molecular breeding and diagnostics; international agriculture
Griffiths profile


Julie Hansen

Maureen Hanson

Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Section:  Plant Biology (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Plant Biology, Genetics and Development, Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cell Biology
Interests: Gene expression in plant organelles; organelle morphology and movement; photosynthetic enhancement
Hanson profile, Hanson research site


Larry Harrington

 Maria Harrison

Maria Harrison

Adjunct Professor

Email: mjh78@cornell.edu

Boyce Thompson Institute, Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Plant Biology
Interests: The arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis and phosphate acquisition in plants
Harrison profile


 Anthony Hay

Michelle Cilia Heck

Peter Hobbs

Peter Hobbs

Adjunct Professor, Associate Director IP-CALS

Email: ph14@cornell.edu

Section: Soil and Crop Sciences (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Soil and Crop Sciences, International Agriculture and Rural Development
Interests: International agriculture; tropical cropping systems; agroforestry
Hobbs profile, IP-CALS


 Kathie Hodge

Eric Hoffman

Susan Hoskins

Susan Hoskins

Senior Extension Associate

Email: sbh1@cornell.edu

Section: Soil and Crop Sciences (Ithaca)
Graduate Field:
Interests: Geographic information systems (GIS); remote sensing; wetlands mapping
Hoskins profile


Robert Howarth

 Jian Hua

Jian Hua

Professor

Email: jh299@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Biology (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Plant Biology, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Interests: Molecular mechanisms of plant response to temperature variation and pathogens; Arabidopsis
Hua profile


 Georg Jander

Jean-Luc Jannink

yu jiang

Yu Jiang

Assistant Research Professor

Email: yj522@cornell.edu

SectionHorticulture (Geneva)
Graduate Field: Horticulture
Interests: Agricultural robotics, artificial intelligence in agriculture, image processing, high throughput plant phenotyping.
Jiang profile



Jenny Kao-Kniffin

 Andre Kessler

Andre Kessler

Associate Professor

Email: ak357@cornell.edu

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Behavior (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Ecology and Evolutionary Behavior, Entomology, Plant Biology
Interests: Molecular, chemical ecology; plant-insect and multitrophic interactions; responses to herbivory
Kessler profile, Kessler research site


 Quirine Ketterings

Awais Khan

Dan F. Klessig

Dan F. Klessig

Adjunct Professor

Email: dfk8@cornell.edu

Boyce Thompson Institute (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Plant Biology
Interests: Mechanisms of plant immunity; systemic acquired resistance; salicylic acid signaling
Klessig research site


Anatole Krattiger

S. Kresovich

Joanne Labate

 Julie Lauren

Julie Lauren

Instructor

Email: jgl5@cornell.edu

Section: Soil and Crop Sciences (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Soil and Crop Sciences
Interests: International agriculture; rice-wheat cropping systems; soil management
Lauren profile


Johannes Lehmann

 Li Li

Magdalen Lindeberg

Rui Liu

Rui Liu

Professor, Department of Food Science

Email: RL23@cornell.edu

Department of Food Science (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Horticulture
Interests: Functional foods/nutraceuticals, bioactive compounds in natural products and herbal remedies, phytochemicals in fruits, vegetables and whole grains
Liu profile


Jason Londo

Jason Londo

Adjunct Professor

Email: jason.londo@ars.usda.gov

USDA-ARS, Section: Horticulture (Geneva)
Graduate Fields: Horticulture
Interests: Genetics and physiology of abiotic stress resistance in Vitis, genomics, population genetics, plant physiology
Londo USDA-ARS profile


 Gregory Martin

 Carmen Enid Martinez

Timothy Martinson

 David Matthews

Neil Mattson

Michael Mazourek

Michael Mazourek

Calvin Knoyes Keeney Associate Professor

Email: mm284@cornell.edu

Sections: Plant Breeding and Genetics, Horticulture (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Plant Breeding
Interests: Cucurbit, pepper and pea breeding; biochemical genetics; organic systems
Mazourek profile


 Murray McBride

Murray McBride

Professor

Email: mbm7@cornell.edu

Section: Soil and Crop Sciences (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Soil and Crop Sciences
Interests: Toxic and trace metal bioavailability; contaminated soil remediation; soil health
McBride profile


 Susan McCouch

Susan McCouch

Professor

Email: srm4@cornell.edu

Sections: Plant Breeding and Genetics (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Plant Breeding, Plant Biology, International Agriculture and Rural Development
Interests: Complex trait variation in rice; enhancing the performance of modern rice cultivars
McCouch profile, McCouch research site


Andrew McDonald

Andrew McDonald

Associate Professor

Email: ajm9@cornell.edu

Section: Soil and Crop Sciences (Ithaca)
Interests: Cropping systems ecology, agricultural sustainability and food security, international agriculture, policy, applied social sciences, water resources, and climate.
McDonald profile


 Margaret McGrath

 Lindsey Milbrath

Bill Miller

Gaurav Moghe

Lukas Mueller

 Martha Mutschler-Chu

June Nasrallah

 Rebecca Nelson

Rebecca Nelson

Professor, McKnight Collaborative Crop Research Program Scientific Director

Email: rjn7@cornell.edu

Sections: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Plant Breeding and Genetics (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Plant Breeding, International Agriculture and Rural Development
Interests: Genetics of quantitative disease resistance; international agriculture; northern corn leaf blight; gray leaf spot
Nelson profile


 Kevin Nixon

 Teresa Pawlowska

 Wojciech Pawlowski

Greg Peck

 Keith Perry

Keith Perry

Associate Professor, New York State Foundation Seed Potato Program Director

Email: klp3@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Interests: Plant virus - insect vector interactions; diagnostic technologies; virus diseases of potato and grape
Perry profile, Perry research site, Uihlein Farm


 Sarah Pethybridge

Sarah Pethybridge

Associate Professor, Program Leader PPPMB - Cornell AgriTech

Email: sjp277@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Geneva)
Graduate Field: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Interests: Diseases of vegetables; Sclerotinia; epidemiology and fungicide resistance
Pethybridge profile


Miguel Pineros

Miguel A Pineros

Adjunct Associate Professor

Email: map25@cornell.edu

USDA-ARS, Section: Plant Biology (Ithaca)
Graduate Field:
Interests: Crop adaptation to soil abiotic stresses; bioavailability of iron, zinc and phytochemicals for improved health
Pineros profile


Marvin Pritts

Robert A. Raguso

Robert A. Raguso

Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior Chair

Email: rar229@cornell.edu

Department of Neurobiology and Behavior (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Plant Biology, Neurobiology and Behavior, Entomology
Interests: Reproductive ecology; plant volatile biosynthesis; floral evolution; plant signaling
Raguso research site


Don Rakow

Donald Rakow

Associate Professor

Email: dr14@cornell.edu

SectionHorticulture (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Horticulture, Landscape Architecture
Interests: Public garden management; social impact of public gardens and parks; botanical history
 
Rakow profile


Kandukuri Raman

Kandukuri Raman

Adjunct Professor & Associate Director (Special Projects)

Email: kvr1@cornell.edu

International Programs, Section: Plant Breeding and Genetics (Ithaca)
Graduate Field:
Interests: Agricultural biotechnology; curriculum development; agri-business
Raman profile


Anusuya Rangarajan

Stephen Reiners

Bruce Reisch

 Kelly Robbins

Kelly Robbins

Assistant Professor

Email: krr73@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Breeding and Genetics (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Plant Breeding
Interests: bioenergy, genomic selection, increasing understanding of genotype by environmental interactions, international agriculture
Robbins profile


Terence Robinson

 Adrienne Roeder

 Jocelyn Rose

Jocelyn Rose

Professor, Plant Biology Section Chair

Email: jr286@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Biology (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Plant Biology, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Horticulture
Interests: Functional genomics and proteomics of plant cell walls; cell wall composition; biofuels
Rose profile


Frank Rossi

 David G. Rossiter

Jonathan Russell-Anelli

 Michael Rutzke

 Matthew Ryan

Matthew Ryan

Associate Professor

Email: mrr232@cornell.edu

Section: Soil and Crop Sciences (Ithaca)
Graduate Field: Soil and Crop Sciences
Interests: Sustainable cropping systems; ecological weed management; cover crops
Ryan profile


 Michael Scanlon

 Tim Setter

Tim Setter

Professor

Email: tls1@cornell.edu

Sections: Soil and Crop Sciences, Plant Breeding and Genetics (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Soil and Crop Sciences, Plant Breeding
Interests: Maize, wheat and cassava breeding and genomics; drought and environmental stress physiology; marker-assisted selection; international agriculture
Setter profile, Setter research site


Frank Shotkoski

Tom Silva

 Diana Sinton

Sonja Skelly

Sonja Skelly

Director of Education, Cornell Botanic Gardens

Email: sms92@cornell.edu

Section: Horticulture (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Horticulture
Interests: Public garden management, plants and human well being, school & youth gardening, adult education
Skelly profile


 Christine Smart

Larry Smart

 Margaret Smith

Section: Plant Breeding and Genetics (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Plant Breeding, International Agriculture and Rural Development
Interests: Maize breeding and genomics; abiotic stress tolerance; insect and disease resistance; organic systems; agricultural biotechnology
Margaret Smith profile


 Stephen Smith

 Karen Snover-Clift

 Dawit Solomon

Dawit Solomon

Associate Adjunct Professor

Email: ds278@cornell.edu

Section: Soil and Crop Sciences (Ithaca)
Graduate Field:
Interests: Biogeochemical cycling of major elements; soil fertility and land degradation; synchrotron-based micro- and nano-spectromicroscopy
Solomon profile


Mark E. Sorrells

Lynn Sosnoskie

 Chelsea Specht

 Tammo Steenhuis

Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Soil and Crop Sciences, International Agriculture and Rural Development, Biological and Environmental Engineering
Interests: Watershed management; soil physics; global water issues; modeling
Steenhuis profile, Soil and Water Lab


 David Stern

 Ying Sun

Ying Sun

Assistant Professor

Email: ys776@cornell.edu

Section: Soil and Crop Sciences
Graduate Field: Soil and Crop Sciences
Interests: geospatial analysis, big data synthesis, remote sensing, canopy to global scale modeling
Sun profile


Bryan Swingle

Alan Taylor

 Janice Thies

Janice Thies

Associate Professor

Email: jet25@cornell.edu

Section: Soil and Crop Sciences (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Soil and Crop Sciences, International Agriculture and Rural Development
Interests: Soil ecology; soil remediation; soil biology quality assessment; international agriculture
Thies profile


Jeremy Thompson

Jeremy Thompson

Senior Research Associate

Email: jrt36@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Ithaca)
Interests: Diagnostics, nanotechnology, RNA structure and function, virus discovery and evolution
Thompson profile


 Hale Ann Tufan

B. Gillian Turgeon

B. Gillian Turgeon

Professor; Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section Chair

Email: bgt1@cornell.edu

Section: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Microbiology
Interests: Fungal pathogens of cereals; fungal genomics; secondary metabolites
Gillian Turgeon profile


 Robert Turgeon

Harold van Es

 Klaas van Wijk

Justine Vanden Heuvel

 Olena Vatamaniuk

 Donald Viands

 Xiaohong Wang

Chris Watkins

 Randy Wayne

 Courtney Weber

Courtney Weber

Associate Professor, Program Leader Horticulture - Cornell AgriTech

Email: caw34@cornell.edu

Sections: Horticulture, Plant Breeding and Genetics (Geneva)
Graduate Fields: Horticulture, Plant Breeding
Interests: Berry breeding for improved disease and insect resistance and fruit quality
Weber profile


Ross Welch

Nancy Wells

Nancy Wells

Associate Professor, Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, College of Human Ecology

Email: nmw2@cornell.edu

Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, College of Human Ecology​ (Ithaca)
Graduate Fields: Horticulture
Interests: Environmental psychology, human-environment interaction, school gardens, ecological literacy
Wells profile


 Matthew R. Willmann

 Stephen Winans

David Wolfe

 Peter Woodbury

Peter Woodbury

Senior Research Associate

Email: pbw1@cornell.edu

Section: Soil and Crop Sciences (Ithaca)
Graduate Field:
Interests: Agricultural and forest ecosystems; land use and environmental quality, greenhouse gas emissions; geospatial modeling
Woodbury profile


Dominic Woolf

Dominic Woolf

Senior Research Associate

Email: dw433@cornell.edu

Sections: Soil and Crop Sciences (Ithaca)
Interests: Soil carbon sequestration, restoration of degraded land, sustainable landscape management,  climate-smart agriculture, agroforestry, soil and water conservation, reforestation,  biochar, and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage.  
Woolf profile


Kenong Xu

Kenong Xu

Associate Professor

Email:

Sections: Horticulture (Geneva)
Graduate Fields: Horticulture, Plant Breeding
Interests: Tree fruit genomics; gene regulatory networks in apple
Xu profile


Gan-Yuan Zhong