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Tag: Agricultural Research

  1. Gary Blissard, Boyce Thompson Institute

    Gary Blissard

    The Blissard lab addresses fundamental questions on the biology and pathology of virus-insect interactions. A primary focus is the study of viral envelope glycoproteins and their interactions with host insect cells and cell proteins during viral entry and egress. Another focus are is understanding the[...]
  2. Adam Bognadove, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology

    Adam Bogdanove

    Our research centers on crop diseases caused by bacteria in the genus Xanthomonas, focusing on TAL effector proteins injected by the bacteria to manipulate expression of specific host genes important for disease development. Our lab also studies plant disease resistance mechanisms triggered by TAL effectors[...]
  3. Dan Buckley, Soil and Crop Sciences

    Dan Buckley

    My research program explores soil microbiome dynamics and their impacts on ecosystem health, the plants we grow, the water we drink, and the air we breath. We use genomic approaches to examine the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that regulate microbial diversity and its impact on[...]
  4. Clare Casteel, PPPMB

    Clare Casteel

    Numerous studies demonstrate that vector-borne pathogens influence host characteristics, resulting in altered host-vector interactions and enhanced 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[...]
  5. Exploring host-microbe interactions related to metabolic disorders

    The Brito Lab is recruiting postdocs in direct host-microbiome interactions that may modulate health. We are specifically interested in exploring bacterial proteins that can alter host cellular functions. We are looking for individuals with either computational or wet lab experience, or both. Interested candidates will be able to explore the mechanistic underpinnings of microbiome-related disorders […]

  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. Maria Harrison, Boyce Thomspon Institute

    Maria Harrison

    Most flowering plants develop mutualistic symbioses with arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi to improve access to essential mineral nutrients. The fungal endosymbionts are housed in membrane-bound compartments within root cells. Our research combines genetic, genomic and cell biology approaches to dissect the plant and fungal cellular[...]
  8. Michelle Heck, Boyce Thompson Institute

    Michelle Heck

    Our research uses a combination of molecular, genetic, and proteomics approaches to understand how insects transmit plant pathogens and how pathogens manipulate host plants to ensure replication and transmission. A second are of research is the development of new pest management tools to enhance cultural[...]
  9. John Helmann, Microbiology

    John Helmann

    We use Bacillus subtilis as a model system to characterize the bacterial stress responses elicited by metal ion limitation and excess during infection, and by host-produced antibiotics that interfere with integrity of the cell envelope. The resulting insights are relevant for understanding the mechanisms that allow bacterial[...]
  10. Tory Hendry, Microbiology

    Tory Hendry

    Dr. Hendry is broadly interested in the evolution and ecology of bacteria interacting with hosts. Work in the Hendry lab aims to integrate data from genomic, experimental and field research to determine how host interactions shape bacterial evolution and population dynamics, and how these factors[...]