Graduate students from Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology (BMCB), Genetics, Genomics and Development (GGD), Biophysics, and the department of Microbiology and Biomedical and Biological Sciences (BBS) are organizing Life Sciences Diversity Recruitment Weekend – a virtual information session geared towards helping historically underrepresented minority students navigate the graduate school application process. This event will take […]
Julius Judd (Class of 2017) published a paper entitled “Pioneer-like factor GAF cooperates with PBAP (SWI/SNF) and NURF (ISWI) to regulate transcription“ in the journal Genes & Development. His article was featured in an article in the Cornell Chronicle. Julius is a graduate student in the lab of John Lis.
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; […]
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 […]
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 (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 […]
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 […]
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 (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.
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.