snorkeling for lake samples

Research

Microbiological research at Cornell occurs across multiple departments and institutes. Faculty across the university are working with Bacteria, Archaea, Eukaryotes and their viruses. The faculty in the Department of Microbiology work predominantly in Bacteria and Archaea.

In addition to faculty research labs, the department is home to the following research activities:

Epulopiscium Website

Epulopiscium spp. are large bacteria that live in the intestinal tract of certain species of tropical marine surgeonfish. The information on the Epulopiscium website is available in both English and Spanish.


DNA Replication, Repair and Recombination (R3 Group)

The R3 group is composed of Cornell scientists interested in mechanisms of DNA replication, repair and recombination in various organisms.