GGD Class of 2019 at the MBG Picnic

MBG Graduate Students Advance Diversity & Inclusion

Graduate students in the MBG graduate programs established the MBG Diversity Council. The mission of this group is to promote, enhance and expand the diversity of the MBG community. They initiate and support programing that promotes inclusivity in the Department. All students, postdocs, staff and faculty in MBG and associated Fields are welcome to join; […]

GGD @ the Virtual Graduate School Fair — October 27 11am-3pm

Genetics, Genomics & Development will be participating in the Graduate School’s Virtual Fair!  This will give prospective students the opportunity to  talk to staff, current students and faculty! The Cornell University Graduate School is hosting a Virtual Graduate School Fair on Tuesday, October 27 from 11:00 am – 3:00 pm (eastern time).   More information and a […]

Bridge between science and a pandemic: Pleiss lab contributes to COVID testing successes

The process for elucidating pathways in RNA biology that are critical for gene expression in eukaryotes in Jeff Pleiss’s lab has been instrumental in the development of Cornell’s COVID testing program. Zach Dwyer (Class of 2014) helped write the scripts for the liquid handlers to prepare sample pools, which has been important in allowing Cornell […]

Donald Long

Donald Long receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Program grant

Donald Long (Class of 2019) was awarded a fellowship through the NSF GRFP program.  Don is in the Praveen Sethupathy lab. His research focuses on tumor metabolism in Fibrolamellar Carcinoma (FLC), a rare form of liver cancer that is highly metastatic with a low rate of detection.  This disease results in devastating levels of mortality […]

MBG Graduation Cermony Participants 2019

MBG Graduate Recognition Ceremony

Graduates from the Fields of BMCB, Biophysics and GGD participated in the first annual MBG Graduate Recognition Ceremony.  Hosted by Chris Fromme, DGS of BMCB and Faculty Advisor of the MBG Diversity Council, this event allowed members of the Department and Fields to recognize and congratulate the participants and their families.  For a look at […]

CVic Innocent

Cvic Innocent (PhD, 2015), GGD Alumni, awarded $1M grant from the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative to create new core facilities prototype

BIO: Cvic Innocent’s expertise is in the testing and diagnostics of customized microscopy instrumentation. Her journey in imaging started in graduate school at Cornell University, where her thesis focused on vesicular trafficking dynamics in fly synapses. She then finished a postdoc at Oxford University, where her research centered on the application of reversible-switchable fluorescent proteins […]

Carolyn Milano submits first-author paper to bioRxiv

Carolyn Milano (Class of 2013) has submitted a first-author article on her research to bioRxiv — Mutation of the ATPase domain of MutS homolog-5 (MSH5) reveals a requirement for a functional MutSγ complex for all crossovers in mammalian meiosis. Carolyn is in the lab of Paula Cohen in the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

GGD Alumni Amanda Larracuente: Sequencing the Y Chromosome

Amanda Larracuente (PhD, 2010) recently published an article in the journal Genetics on her research sequencing a portion of the Y chromosome of the fruit fly. This ground-breaking research was featured in an article in Genomics Research.

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4th Biennial BMCB-GGD Symposium

The BMCB-GGD Symposium is completely graduate student driven and organized.  It includes talks, discussion sessions, and a happy hour poster session. Talks will take place in G10 of the Biotechnology Building and the Poster Session will take place at the Big Red Barn.  To reserve your spot in the discussion sessions, get a free lunch […]