Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

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Research


Biochemistry & Cell Biology

The study of Biochemistry and Cell Biology ranges from molecular interactions, protein folding, and membrane biophysics, to development of organ systems and whole animals, to how immune cells are activated and function to protect the host against infections. Fundamental research, using cutting-edge technologies, allows researchers at Cornell to make significant advances in broad scientific disciplines such as immunity, reproduction, cancer, diabetes, neurobiology, and developmental biology. These advances hold the key to future development of drugs and therapies that will improve the health of animals and humans.

 

Faculty Research Area(s) Graduate Field Membership (Biological & Biomedical Sciences Fields in bold).
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Esther Angert
Comparative genomics of bacterial developmental systems, genomic analysis of symbiotic microbes, molecular evolution Genomics
Joel D. Baines
Joel D. Baines
molecular virology of herpes virus Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Microbiology
Barbara A. Baird
Barbara A. Baird
structures and molecular mechanisms of cell surface immunoreceptors Pharmacology;
Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology;
Biophysics;
Chemistry & Chemical Biology
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Nicolas Buchon
Host/Microbe relationships and Control of intestinal stem cell behavior in homeostasis and disease

Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Entomology; Genetics, Genomics & Development


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Josh Chappie

Structural biology, biophysics, protein biochemistry, bacterial pathogenesis and defense systems, infection/agent, intracellular trafficking, nucleotide-driven molecular machines, molecular membrane remodeling, protein-nucleic acid interactions

Pharmacology;
Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology
Ted Clark
Ted Clark
cutaneous immunity; host-parasite interaction; DNA vaccines; genetic factors underlying resistance to infectious disease Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease
Paula E. Cohen
Paula E. Cohen
etiology of spontaneous birth defects in mammals; mechanisms of meiotic recombination; DNA repair proteins in meiosis and recombination; germ cell development; ovarian development Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Molecular & Integrative Physiology;
Genetics & Development;
Genomics
Ruth Collins
Ruth Collins
pharmacology; cancer cell biology; small GTPase regulation of intracellular traffic and cellular growth control Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Microbiology
; Pharmacology;
Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology;
Genomics; Neurobiology & Behavior
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Bethany Cummings
Obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes pathogenesis and treatment; Development and study of rodent models of bariatric surgery.

Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Molecular & Integrative Physiology

Robin L. Davisson
Robin Davisson
use of physiological genomic research techniques to investigate molecular mechanisms of normal cardiovascular function and pathogenesis of certain cardiovascular diseases focusing on central neural control of blood pressure and autonomic function; molecular determinants of cardiac disease; molecular pathophysiology or preeclampsia

Molecular & Integrative Physiology;  
Pharmacology;  Environmental Toxicology

Matthew DeLisa
Matthew DeLisa
molecular biotechnology; protein biogenesis and folding pathways; protein engineering Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Microbiology
; Biomedical Engineering;
Chemical Engineering
Scott Emr
Scott Emr
regulation of cell signaling and membrane trafficking pathways by phosphoinositide kinases, protein kinases, selective ubiquitin modifications, and vesicle-mediated transport reactions. Molecular & Integrative Physiology; Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology; 
Genetics, Genomics and Development
Maria Julia Bevlaqua Felippe
Maria Julia Bevilaqua Felippe
immunity/host; cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in B cell response; neonatal immunology and response to vaccination; immunomodulation using biologic response modifiers; cancer immunotherapy; characterization of primary and secondary immunodeficiencies Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease
Maria Garcia-Garcia
Maria Garcia-Garcia
developmental biology in mice and flies; genetics of developmental mechanisms that influence embryonic morphology Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Molecular & Integrative Physiology
;
Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology;
Genetics & Development
David Holowka
David Holowka
immunity/host; IgE and T-cell antigen receptors; fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy Immunology & Infectious Disease; Biophysics
Toshi Kawate
Toshi Kawate
structures and mechanisms of membrane proteins that regulate extracellular signaling Pharmacology
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Kathleen Kelly

Pathophysiology of cardiovascular disease; effects of inflammation on cardiac function; comparative pathology     

Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Natasza Kurpios
Natasza Kurpios
tissue morphogenesis; cell shape and architecture; organ development; gut morphogenesis; mammary gland biology; breast cancer Molecular & Integrative Physiology;
Pharmacology;
Genetics, Genomics and Development
Cynthia Leifer
Cynthia Leifer
understanding innate immunity from the inside out; toll-like receptors; signaling; dendritic cells; controlling microbial infection Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease
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Sergiy Libert
Mice; molecular biology of aging, age-associated diseases, cancer, neurodegeneration; anorexia, energy metabolism

Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Molecular & Integrative Physiology

David Lin
David Lin
axon guidance and target selection during development of mouse olfactory systems using genetics in vitro and genomic approaches; developmental biology; olfaction; axon guidance Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Molecular & Integrative Physiology
;
Pharmacology
; Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology;
Genetics and Development;
Genomics;
Neurobiology & Behavior
Hening Lin
Hening Lin
protein post-translational modifications with a focus on nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) dependent modifications and diphthamide Pharmacology;
Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology;
Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Manfred Lindau
Manfred Lindau
cellular and molecular biophysics; mechanisms of exocytosis and endocystosis in cell biology; electrochemistry; membrane fusion; fluorescence microscopy; image processing Pharmacology; Applied Physics; Biomedical Engineering; Biophysics; Neurobiology & Behavior
Maurine Linder
Maurine Linder
regulation of cell signaling by protein lipidation Pharmacology
locasale    Jason Locasale Cancer metabolism; systems pharmacology; computational biology; metabolomics; cancer genomics Pharmacology
Ling Qi
Ling Qi
transcriptional control of metabolic syndrome; unfolded protein response; obesity and diabetes Molecular & Integrative Physiology;
Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology;
Genetics & Development;
Nutrition
Andrea Quaroni
Andrea Quaroni
cellular differentiation and growth regulation of intestinal cells Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Marci Scidmore
Marci Scidmore
biology of intracellular infection by the Chlamydia bacterium Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Microbiology
Carolyn Sevier
Carolyn Sevier
signalling of cellular oxidative stress; molecular mechanisms used by cellular pathways that sense and signal redox imbalances within the cell Pharmacology
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Paul Soloway
Epigenetic regulatory mechanisms in mammals

Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Genomics
;
Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology;
Genetics, Genomics and Development;
Nutrition

Holger Sondermann
Holger Sondermann
structural biology; cell signaling; biochemistry; biophysics Pharmacology;
Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology;
Biophysics
Susan S. Suarez
Susan S. Suarez
sperm motility regulation and transport in the female reproductive tract Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Molecular & Integrative Physiology
;
Zoology & Wildlife Conservation
Alexander J. Travis
Alexander J. Travis
comparative biology of male germ cells; signaling and metabolism of sperm during capacitation; organization of lipid raft membrane sub-domains in sperm; applications of technologies using reproductive stem cells for wildlife conservation Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Molecular & Integrative Physiology
;
Zoology & Wildlife Conservation
;
Animal Science
Wakshalg
Dr. Joseph Wakshlag
exercise physiology and obesity metabolism; canine-cancer biology (mast cell and bone neoplasia) and the effects of nutrients and cellular metabolites on cell signaling Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Animal Science
Gary R. Whittaker
Gary R. Whittaker
role of nuclear import and export in influenza virus infection Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Microbiology
; Pharmacology;
Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology
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Andrew Yen
leukemia; cell growth and differentiation; oncogenes/genetics Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Environmental Toxicology