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Tag: Agricultural Research

  1. Marian Schmidt, Microbiology

    Marian Schmidt

    Climate change dramatically impacts freshwater ecosystems, which are becoming warmer, more acidic, and nutrient rich. The collective influence of the microbial inhabitants of these ecosystems, despite their tiny size, can have an immense impact on water quality. However, we lack fundamental knowledge on the ecology[...]
  2. CIHMID URE students presenting their research, summer 2021

    CIHMID/CCFI Joint Symposium

    REGISTER HERE: cornell.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form  CIHMID, and the Cornell Center For Immunology (CCFI) will present a joint research symposium, open to the Cornell community. And despite the uncertainty surrounding Covid, and the Omicron variant specifically, CIHMID and CCFI are confident our joint symposium will be safe, and accessible for all attendees. As of right now our plan is to […]

  3. Virus trafficking through midgut cells of insect hosts and vectors

    Many viruses enter their insect hosts by the oral route and must cross the gut epithelium, a barrier that prevents access to the hemocoel and other tissues. Because the mechanisms of viral transit through insect gut cells are poorly understood, our project focuses on fundamental aspects of this important topic. Our current studies aim to […]

  4. Trevor Tivey, CIHMID Postdoctoral Fellow

    Trevor Tivey

    Trevor’s research examines the symbiotic interaction between plant roots and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, an association critical for mineral nutrient acquisition in widespread plant lineages. To address questions regarding the regulation and development of host-microbe symbiotic programming, he aims to spatially resolve plant and fungal gene[...]
  5. Clare Casteel lab

    Numerous studies demonstrate that vector-borne pathogens, such as viruses, influence host characteristics that result in altered host-vector interactions and enhanced virus transmission. We seek to determine the molecular mechanisms that underlie this phenomenon and use this knowledge to develop innovative control strategies using genetic and biochemical approaches. Current focuses are on changes in plant signaling […]

  6. Pawlowska: Food safety and fungi

    Assoc. Prof. Teresa Pawlowska discusses her lab’s work on food safety and fungi. The full text of the Cornell Chronicle story is below. CORNELL CHRONICLE STORY By Krishan Ramanujan A new grant will investigate how bacteria that live inside the cells of fungi may shape the biology, evolution, biodiversity and function of these fungi – […]

  7. a student works in a Comstock lab

    CIHMID Postdoctoral Fellows Program

    Information on the CIHMID Postdoctoral Fellowship program, including eligibility and how to apply.

  8. Helmann lab: new elongasome function paper

    The John Helmann lab has a new paper out, “A regulatory pathway that selectively up-regulates elongasome function in the absence of class A PBPs” in eLife.  LINK TO PAPER: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32897856/

  9. Casteel: Nature Plants paper

    Associate Professor Clare Casteel (SIPS) has a paper out in Nature Plants, in collaboration with labs at UC Davis: “Organic management promotes natural pest control through altered plant resistance to insects” PAPER:  https://www.nature.com/articles/s41477-020-0656-9.epdf

  10. Evolution of Symbiosis

    The long-term goals served by this project are mechanistic understanding of plant disease and development of broadly effective and durable means of control. The project seeks to structurally and functionally characterize a pathogen-activated host gene that plays a critical role in disease in a major crop species, and to ascertain the potential of strategies to […]