Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

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Wildlife Conservation

The Earth’s species find themselves in the midst of one of the worst mass extinctions in history. The survival of threatened and endangered species requires innovative and integrative ideas and approaches to wildlife conservation. Our research faculty are those innovators, and their studies focus on individual animals, species, and ecosystems. Our researchers help to form the Cornell Center for Wildlife Conservation, and several faculty participate in the Joint Graduate Training Program with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.

Warren Allmon
Dr. Warren Allmon
Macroevolution; paleoecology; molluscan systematics Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Geological Sciences
Dr. Craig Altier
Molecular basis of Salmonella pathogenesis; the genetic and environmental control of epithelial cell invasion Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Dwight Bowman
Dr. Dwight Bowman
Nematode and protozoan biology; taxonomy; systemic biology

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Comparative Biomedical Sciecnes; Immunology & Infectious Disease; Mircobiology; Biological and Environmental Engineering

Dr. Paul Bowser
Diseases of finfish; fish health management Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Environmental Toxicology
Elizabeth Buckles
Dr. Elizabeth Buckles
How diseases of animals impact them on an individual and population level; conservation medicine

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Comparative Biomedical Sciences

Yung-Fu Chang
Dr. Yung-Fu Chang
Mechanisms of infection, particularly leptospira and salmonella

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation;Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunolgy & Infectious Disease

Dr. Christopher Clark
Dr. Christopher Clark
Evolution and adaptive significance of acoustic signaling behaviors in animals with particular emphasis on marine mammals

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Neurobiology & Behavior

Pierre Comizzoli
Dr. Pierre Comizzoli
Reproductive physiology; fertility preservation and control for rare and endatngered species; assisted reproductive techniques; cryobiology of gametes and reproductive tissues; biostabilization Zoology & Wildlife Conservation
Paul Curtis
Dr. Paul Curtis
Animal behavior; population ecology; reproductive biology

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Natural Resources

Dr. Edward Dubovi
Virology; viral pathogenesis; BVD virus; EAV virus Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Microbiology
Dr. Maria Julia Bevilaqua Felippe
B cell response; neonatal and clinical immunology Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease
Joanne Fortune
Dr. Joanne Fortune
Reproductive biology/endocrinology, particularly the development and function of ovarian follicles. The current focus is the formation of ovarian follicles and their transition from the resting stage (primordial follicle) to the growing stage. We have developed, and are currently using, in vitro models to study the regulation of these early stages of follicular development in bovine ovaries

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Molecular & Integrative Physiology; Animal Science; Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Dr. Laura Harrington
Vector borne diseases; epidemiology; vector biology physiology; mosquito-parasite interactions

Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; Entomology

Catherine Harvell
Dr. Catherine Harvell
Invertebrate zoology; evolution of invertebrate life histories; colonial invertebrates

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

John Hermanson
Dr. John Hermanson
Comparative and functional morphology; muscle development, structure, and function Zoology & Wildlife Conservation
George Kollias
Dr. George Kollias
Wildlife health and pathobiology

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Comparative Biomedical Sciences

Amy McCune
Dr. Amy McCune
Ichthyology; morphology; systematics; development and evolution; paleobiology

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Hussni Mohammed
Dr. Hussni Mohammed
Epidemiology of infectious diseases; quantitative and analytical epidemiology; epidemiological risk assessment and analysis; veterinary public health and food safety; production medicine

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Animal Science; Epidemiology; Risk Analysis, Communication and Policy

Drew Noden
Dr. Drew Noden
Mechanisms of vertebrate craniofacial development; neuroembryology

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Genetics, Genomics and Development.

Ned Place
Dr. Ned Place
Mammalian reproductive biology with a focus on the life history of trade-offs associated with timing of hormone secretion and reproductive effort; sexual differentiation

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Molecular & Integrative Physiology; Neurobiology and Behavior

William Provine
Dr. William Provine
History of modern genetics and evolution

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; History; Science and Technology Studies

Dr. Budhan Pukazhenthi

Comparative reproductive biology; Assisted reproductive technologies; Wildlife conservation

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation
Vimal Selvaraj
Dr. Vimal Selvaraj
Mammalian reproductive physiology; stem cells; technologies for wildlife conservation

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Animal Science

Dr. Nucharin Songsasen
Reproductive biology; cyrobiology; wildlife conservation Zoology & Wildlife Conservation
Susan Suarez
Dr. Susan Suarez
Sperm motility, regulation, and transport in the female reproductive tract

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Molecular & Integrative Physiology

Alexander Travis
Dr. Alexander Travis
Reproductive biology focusing on sperm and spermatogonial stem cells; wildlife conservation through approaches integrating studies of animals, humans, and the environments they share

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Molecular & Integrative Physiology; Animal Scienec; Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Susan Wade
Pathogenesis; epidemiology and diagnosis of parasitic diseases in domestic and wild animals; food and waterborne parasites; zoonoses; lab systems for rearing arthropods; development/modification of tests for parasite diagnosis Comparative Biomedical Sciences
David Winkler
Dr. David Winkler
Evolutionary and behavioral ecology; ornithology

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Applied Mathematics; Conservation and Sustainable Development; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Natural Resources; Neurobiology and Behavior