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CALS honors talent, dedication of faculty & staff

Oct 31, 2019

On Oct. 29, CALS celebrated the 16th annual Research & Extension Awards and the 10th annual Core Value Staff Awards. These awards recognize the notable and wide-ranging accomplishments of CALS faculty and staff, who always go above and beyond in their contributions to the college.

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Eighteen receive Engaged Graduate Student Grants

Jun 5, 2019

Eighteen Cornell doctoral students from 13 fields of study have received 2019-20 Engaged Graduate Student Grants to support community-engaged research relevant to their dissertations.

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Cornell to host national Science Olympiad

May 23, 2019

About 2,000 middle and high school students will show their science and engineering acumen at the 35th annual Science Olympiad National Tournament, May 31-June 1 at Cornell.

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Scientists find new targets in the war against tuberculosis

Apr 12, 2018

A new study by Cornell College of Veterinary Medicine scientists unveils a novel approach to vaccine development in the fight against tuberculosis, illustrating how certain host cells are able to either control or promote the growth of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) bacterium.

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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?

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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.


Biology major James Eaglesham awarded Churchill scholarship

Jan 22, 2015

Biology major James Eaglesham '15 is heading to Cambridge University as the Cornell’s newest Churchill scholar. He is one of 14 students nationwide to receive this honor and Cornell’s 21st Churchill scholar since 1975.

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Susan Merkel wins 2015 Carski Teaching 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.

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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.

Cornell Professor awarded ISME Young Investigatory Award

Nov 15, 2013

Associate Professor Ruth Ley was awarded the 2014 ISME (International Society for Microbial Ecology) Young Investigators Award. This will be presented at the 2015 ISME meeting in Seoul, South Korea.

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Graduate student Tyler Cullender published in Cell Host & Microbe

Nov 13, 2013

In the November 2013 issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Ley Lab graduate student Tyler Cullender and colleagues demonstrate that TLR5-dependent induction of anti-flagellin antibodies prevents commensal association with the intestinal mucosa by limiting bacterial motility.

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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.


Fourth Edition of the Molecular Genetics of Bacteria released with new co-author Joe Peters

Jan 31, 2013

The Molecular Genetics of Bacteria was recently released in its Fourth Edition.  Two new co-authors have joined the author team, including Department of Microbiology Professor Joe Peters.

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Three receive $1.5 million innovator awards

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.

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Butcher, Ley receive Hartwell research awards

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.