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Members

The program includes faculty, graduate students and postdocs from multiple departments spanning over four different colleges. When a faculty joins the program, his/her lab members (all or selected) are also given membership in the program.

Faculty (in alphabetical order)

Faculty List by Research Area / Faculty List by Graduate Field (both to be created)

The faculty in the program work in wide range of research areas.

 

Faculty Research Interest Department Graduate Fields
Craig Altier
ca223@cornell.edu
(607)253-3926
Pathogenesis of Salmonella, regulation of virulence. Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sci. Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Doug Antczak
dfa1@cornell.edu
(607)256-5633
Pregnancy immunology; immunogenetics; equine immunology. Baker Institute of Animal Health; Microbiology & Immunology Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease
Judy Appleton
jaa2@cornell.edu
(607)256-5648
Mucosal immunity in the intestinal tract, specifically intestinal immunity expressed against parasitic nematodes Baker Institute of Animal Health; Microbiology & Immunology Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease
Avery August
averyaugust@cornell.edu
(607)253-3401
Signal transduction pathways that regulate immune cell activation and function in vitro and in vivo, particularly those signals regulated by Tec family tyrosine kinases Microbiology & Immunology Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease;
Pharmacology
Joel Baines
jdb11@cornell.edu
(607)253-3391
Molecular biology and biochemistry of herpesvirus assembly, envelopment, and cellular exit. Herpesvirus neurovirulence. Cell biology of herpesvirus induced changes in cultured cells Microbiology & Immunology Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease;
Microbiology
Gary Blissard
gwb1@cornell.edu
(607)254-1366
Structure and function of baculovirus envelope proteins and their roles in viral entry into host cells, and exit by virion budding. Genetics and molecular biology of baculovirus gene expression Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Kathryn Boor
kjb4@cornell.edu
(607)255-3111
Pathogenesis of foodborne diseases, particularly links between bacterial stress response systems and virulence and regulation of gene expression during infection Food Science Food Science & Techonology;
Microbiology
Dwight Bowman
ddb3@cornell.edu
(607)253-3406
Soil transmitted parasites, parasites of wildlife, biosurveillance Microbiology & Immunology Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease;
Microbiology;
Zoology & Wildlife Conservation
Paul Bowser
prb4@cornell.edu
(607)253-4029
Infectious and non-infectious diseases of fish, pathogenesis of important bacterial pathogens of cultured and wild fish, evaluation of new therapeutic compounds for use in cultured food fish Microbiology & Immunology Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Environmental Toxicology
Nicolas Buchon
nsb56@cornell.edu
(607)255-7828
Host-microbe interactions in Drosophila. Impacts of pathogens on intestinal homeostasis, immune activation and stem cell mediated repair Entomology Entomology
Elizabeth Buckles
elb36@cornell.edu
(607)253-3826
Molecular pathogenesis of avian viruses and effects of disease on wild animal populations Biomedical Sciences Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Zoology & Wildlife Conservation
Margaret Bynoe
mab76@cornell.edu
(607)253-4023
The molecular basis of antigen induced immune suppression and the modulation of the innate immune system response in immunity against cancer Microbiology & Immunology Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease
Samuel Cartinhour
sc167@cornell.edu
Analysis and modeling of gene regulation in Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000, with particular emphasis on subsystems relevant to pathogenesis Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology
James Casey
jwc3@cornell.edu
(607)253-3579
Eukaryotic gene regulation, oncogenic transformation, viral replication, viral pathogenesis, toxicology Microbiology & Immunology Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Environmental Toxicology;
Immunology & Infectious Disease;
Microbiology
Yung-Fu Chang
yc42@cornell.edu
(607)253-3675
The molecular biology of bacterial pathogens of veterinary and zoonotic importance, vaccine development, and immunopathogenesis of Lyme arthritis and ehrlichiosis Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sci. Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease;
Zoology & Wildlife Conservation
Ted Clark
tgc3@cornell.edu
(607)253-4042
Biology of the parasitic protist Ichthyophthirius multifilis (Ich), fish immunology, vaccine development Microbiology & Immunology Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease
Ruth Collins
rnc8@cornell.edu
(607)253-4123
Functions and analysis of Rab GTPases; polarized growth and exocytosis; post-translational modifications of proteins regulating intracellular traffic; YIP1 proteins Molecular Medicine Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology;
Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Genomics (minor);
Pharmacology
Alan Collmer
arc2@cornell.edu
(607)255-7843
Explores the molecular basis of bacterial plant pathogenicity, with a focus on effector proteins, secretion pathways, and functional genomics of Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato DC3000 Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology Plant Biology;
Plant Pathology& Plant-Microbe Biology;
Microbiology
Susan Daniel
sd386@cornell.edu
(607)255-4675
Virus entry, particularly binding and fusion between virus and cell membrane Impact of cell membrane chemistry on virus entry processes Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering
Matthew DeLisa
md255@cornell.edu
(607)254-8560
Molecular mechanisms that facilitate protein secretion of virulence determinants in bacteria Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Biomedical Engineering;
Chemical Engineering;
Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Microbiology
Eric Denkers
eyd1@cornell.edu
(607)253-4022
Immunity to the intracellular protozoan parasite Toxoplasma gondii Microbiology & Immunology Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Rod Dietert
rrd1@cornell.edu
(607)253-4015
Genetic regulation of macrophage function; immunotoxicity Microbiology & Immunology Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease;
Environmental Toxicology
Julia Felippe
mbf6@cornell.edu
(607)253-3119
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 immunodeficiency Clincial Science Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease
Julia Finkelstein
jfinkelstein@cornell.edu
(607)255-9180
Nutrition, infectious diseases, and perinatal health, particularly HIV/AIDS and neglected tropical diseases in Latin America and India Nutritional Science Nutrition
William Fry
wef1@cornell.edu
(607)255-7863
Investigates the basic biology and genetics of oomycete pathogens and their interactions with plant hosts Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology;
Plant Protection
Jerrie Gavalchin
jg234@cornell.edu
(607)255-1182
Autoimmunity. The development of immunologic strategies to inhibit or prevent autoimmune responses and the effect of infection on the development of autoimmune conditions Animal Science  
Maureen Hanson
mrh5@cornell.edu
(607)254-4833
RNA editing and gene expression; infection and immunity in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; expression of therapeutic proteins and industrial enzymes in plants Molecular Biology and Genetics Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology;
Genetics & Development;
Plant Biology;
Maria Harrison
mjh78@cornell.edu
(607)254-6472
The arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. Genetic and genomics approaches are used to investigate the molecular basis of the symbiotic associations formed by plants and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research Plant Biology;
Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology
David Holowka
dah24@cornell.edu
(607)255-6140
Molecular basis and cell biology of immunoreceptor signaling; roles for specific lipids and membrane structure in signal transduction and trafficking processes Chemistry and Chemical Biology Biophysics;
Immunology & Infectious Disease
Moonsoo Jin
moj2005@med.cornell.edu
(508)397-4342
Antibody selection and engineering for imaging and therapy applications; Developing image-guided drug delivery systems Radiology,
Weill Cornell
Medical College
Biomedical Engineering;
Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Chemical & Biomolecular engineering
Daniel Klessig
dfk8@cornell.edu
(607)254-4560
The major focus of his research is to help determine, at molecular and cellular levels, how plants protect themselves against microbial pathogens Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research Plant Biology;
Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology
Sondra Lazarowitz
sgl5@cornell.edu
(607)255-7830
Molecular genetics of plant virus movement and host resistance to virus infection; Nuclear shuttling and protein-membrane interactions Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology;
Plant Biology;
Plant Pathology& Plant-Microbe Biology;
Microbiology
Cynthia Leifer
cal59@cornell.edu
(607)253-4258
Understanding innate immunity from the inside out: Toll-like receptors, signaling, dendritic cells, and controlling microbial infection Microbiology & Immunology Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease
Hélène Marquis
hm72@cornell.edu
(607)253-3273
Pathogenesis of Listeria monocytogenes, mechanisms of regulation of specific virulence factors Microbiology & Immunology Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Food Science & Technology;
Immunology & Infectious Disease;
Microbiology
Greg Martin
gbm7@cornell.edu
(607)254-1208
Investigates molecular basis of plant disease resistance and susceptibility. Research in his laboratory focuses on understanding how plants recognize and defend themselves against pathogens Boyce Thompson Institute for Plant Research Plant Biology;
Plant Pathology& Plant-Microbe Biology;
Mary Martin
mem235@cornell.edu
(607)253-3520
  Center for Animal Resources & Education  
Joann McDermid
jmm585@cornell.edu
(607)255-2490
Immunology and infectious diseases, particularly HIV and TB, in Africa Division of Nutritional Sciences Nutrition;
Epidemiology
Saurabh Mehta
sm939@cornell.edu
(607)255-2640
Tuberculosis, HIV, Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vitamin D, Nutritional Immunology, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Global Health Division of Nutritional Sciences Nutrition;
Epidemiology
John Parker
jsp7@cornell.edu
(607)256-5626
Cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology of mammalian orthoreovirus-host cell interactions. Use of reoviruses as oncotherapeutic agents Baker Institute of Animal Health; Microbiology & Immunology Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease
Colin Parrish
crp3@cornell.edu
(607)256-5649
Structure and function of canine parvovirus, crystallography, virus assembly, mechanism of host cell invasion Baker Institute of Animal Health; Microbiology & Immunology Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease;
Genetics & Development
Keith Perry
klp3@cornell.edu
(607)254-8243
Vector transmission of plant viruses, structure of cucumber mosaic virus, plant pathogen detection, disease-free foundation potato seed production Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology
Joseph Peters
jep48@cornell.edu
(607)255-2271
Molecular mechanisms that facilitate the dissemination of mobile DNA elements encoding antibiotic resistance and other pathogenicity determinants. Transposition as a tool for functional genomics Microbiology Genetics & Development;
Microbiology;
Brian Rudd
bdr54@cornell.edu
(607)253-4418
Developmental immunology; host response to infection Microbiology & Immunology Immunology & Infectious Disease
David Russell
dgr8@cornell.edu
(607)253-4272
The biology of intracellular infection, with emphasis on Mycobacteria Microbiology & Immunology Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology;
Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease;
Microbiology
Donald Schlafer
dhs2@cornell.edu
(607)253-3352
Infectious diseases of domestic animal (From the perspective of Diagnostic Pathology; Foreign Animal Diseases (research - African Swine Fever); Enteric viral Diseases; Pathophysiology of Infectious Disease involving reproduction - focusing of abortifacient diseases Biomedical Sciences Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Kenneth Simpson
kws5@cornell.edu
(607)253-3251
Pathogenesis, immunology, and zoonotic transmission of Helicobacter infection Clincial Science Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease
Gerlinde
Van de Walle

grv23@cornell.edu
(607)256-5624
Virus-natural host models to study herpesvirus pathogenesis with an emphasis on epigenetic dysregulation mechanisms in infected cells; adult stem cell biology Baker Institute of Animal Health; Microbiology & Immunology  
Bettina Wagner
bw73@cornell.edu
(607)253-3813
Allergy and development of allergy predisposition in horses, Comparative analysis of immune system genes in veterinary species, Development of new tools for diagnosis of infectious diseases and immunological research in animals Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sci. Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease
Gary Whittaker
grw7@cornell.edu
(607)253-4019
Endocytosis of influenza virus, structure-function studies on influenza HA, entry of coronaviruses and rhabdoviruses into host cells Microbiology & Immunology Biochemistry, Molecular & Cellular Biology;
Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease;
Microbiology
Martin Wiedmann
mw16@cornell.edu
(607)254-2838
Pathogenesis, evolution, molecular ecology and epidemiology of foodborne and zoonotic pathogens Food Science Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Microbiology
Steve Winans
scw2@cornell.edu
(607)255-2413
Detection by pathogens of host-released chemical signal molecules, cell-cell signalling in bacteria Microbiology Microbiology;
Plant Biology;
Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology

Other Programs

The Infection & Pathobiology are associated with the following programs. Many of our faculty members also participate in them: