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Sea Stars In Peril

Diver Magazine "Sea Stars In Peril"
Oct 6, 2016
Since the summer of 2013, millions of sea stars have died along the west coast of North America, but are scientist any closer to finding the cause? Read more

Human DNA influences gut bacteria

May 11, 2016
A Cornell-led study published May 11 in the journal Cell Host Microbe provides the strongest evidence yet that human DNA influences the type and number of bacteria that reside in each person’s gut. Read more

Susan Merkel wins 2015 Carski Teaching Award

Susan Merkel awarded Carski Award
Nov 10, 2014
Susan Merkel will be presented the 2015 Carski Foundation Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award at the ASM General Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana in May 2015.

periodiCALS acknowledges "Beloved Faculty"

May 1, 2014
Which CALS professor made an important impact on your life? CALS Twitter followers and Facebook friends were asked, and they had some wonderful comments to share.  Our very own Microbiology Professors Esther Angert and Stephen Zinder made the list. Read more

Eight on faculty named AAAS fellows

Nov 25, 2013
Eight Cornell scientists have been elected fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. Read more

New bacteria found in human gut

Oct 1, 2013
Researchers have identified a new branch of bacteria, kin to blue-green algae, found in groundwater and in mammalian guts – including those in humans. Read more

Three receive $1.5 million innovator awards

Ruth Ley
Oct 4, 2010
Assistant professor of microbiology, Ruth E. Ley, and two other Cornell faculty members have received National Institutes of Health Director's New Innovator Awards, which includes $1.5 million over five years to stimulate innovative research and support promising new investigators who are studying biomedical or behavioral research conditions. Read more

Butcher, Ley receive Hartwell research awards

Ruth Ley
Apr 5, 2010
Cornell faculty members Jonathan Butcher and Ruth Ley have received Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Awards, which provide a total of $300,000 over three years of direct research costs. Read more