menu

Genetics, Genomics and Development

Field Description

The Graduate Field of Genetics, Genomics and Development (GGD) at Cornell University provides top-ranked multidisciplinary training in the biological and biomedical sciences. The GGD Field builds on the strong tradition of interdisciplinary training at Cornell and is composed of more than 55 faculty members from 15 departments in 5 colleges. The field has particular strengths in the following research areas: Genetics; Developmental Biology; Population Structure and Molecular Evolution; Molecular Genetics; Genomics; Computational Biology; and Plant Genetics. Graduate students in the Field of GGD obtain outstanding training in genomics, genetics and development and acquire analytical tools that enable them to understand the mechanisms of inheritance, development, mutation, gene regulation, and population structure and evolution. The Cornell campus offers state-of-the-art facilities and provides many opportunities for collaboration. This fertile environment, led by an enthusiastic and dedicated faculty, provides a rigorous training environment. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in research universities and institutes, undergraduate colleges, and industry.

Contact Information

Website: http://gendev.cornell.edu
Email: gendev@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-2313

107 Biotechnology Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Subject and Degrees

Concentrations by Subject

Genetics

  • developmental biology
  • genetics
  • genomics

Faculty

Carolyn E. Adler - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: developmental biology; genetics Research Interests: stem cells, homeostasis, and regeneration
Eric E. Alani - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: analysis of DNA mismatch repair and genome stability in yeast
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: molecular population genetics and molecular evolution in Drosophila and humans
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: evolutionary genetics, developmental genetics, molecular evolution, speciation
Concentrations: Genetics: developmental biology
Adam Boyko - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: Canine genomics; evolutionary and population genetics; adaptation; computational biology; genetic architecture of complex traits and diseases; artificial selection; village dogs
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: microfilament organization and function in vertebrates and yeast
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics; genomics Research Interests: human microbiome; horizontal gene transfer; antibiotic resistance; microbial transmission
Nicolas S Buchon - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: developmental biology; genetics Research Interests: Intestinal physiology; stem cells; host microbe relationships
Concentrations: Genetics: developmental biology Research Interests: mechanobiology of embryonic development; regeneration; tissue engineering; developmental redux in aging
Andrew G Clark - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: population genetics; evolutionary genomics; genetics of complex traits
Paula Cohen - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: DNA repair proteins in mammalian meiosis and germ cell development
Charles G. Danko - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics; genomics Research Interests: Gene expression, transcriptional regulation, enhancers, promoters, non-coding DNA
Concentrations: Genetics: developmental biology Research Interests: molecular mechanisms of neurotransmitter release; molecular neurobiology and neurogenetics
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: Host-microbe interactions; insect nutrition and immunity
Scott D. Emr - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: regulation of cell signaling; membrane trafficking; phosphoinositide kinases; protein kinases; ubiquitin modifications
Thomas David Fox - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: genes of mitochondria and their regulation by nuclear genes in yeast
Concentrations: Genetics: developmental biology; genetics Research Interests: regulation of cell motility during embryonic development in mice and flies
Concentrations: Genetics: developmental biology; genetics Research Interests: Drosophila genetics; genes required for proper chromosome segregation and morphology
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: Eukaryotic gene regulation; post-transcriptional gene regulation; small RNAs; microRNAs; UTRs; evolution
Zhenglong Gu - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: metabolic networks; Saccharomyces
Chun Han - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: developmental biology; genetics Research Interests: Dendrite development; dendrite degeneration; dendrite/neuronal environment interaction; neural development
Maureen R Hanson - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: plant mitochondrial gene expression; RNA editing; cytoplasmic male sterility
Fenghua Hu - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurodegeneration
Jian Hua - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: signalling of temperature responses and defense responses, regulation of growth homeostasis, Arabidopsis genetics
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: microtubule-based motility in yeast
Alon Keinan - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: human population genomics; statistical genetics; molecular evolution; human complex disease risk prediction; evolutionary dynamics
Amnon Koren - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics; genomics Research Interests: Genomics of DNA replication timing and mutagenesis
Natasza Kurpios - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: developmental biology Research Interests: tissue morphogenesis; cell shape and architecture; organ development; gut morphogenesis; mammary gland biology; breast cancer
Hojoong Kwak - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics; genomics Research Interests: transcriptional regulatory elements in human population and disease; post-transcriptional RNA regulation in subcellular environments; regulation of gene expression in single cells
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: population genetics; molecular evolution; insect immunity
Sylvia Siu Lee - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: genetics of aging in C. elegans, insuling signaling in C. elegans
Ruth E. Ley - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: microbiome; microbial population genetics; co-evolution of microbes and host
Sergiy Libert - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genomics Research Interests: Aging; longevity; sirtuins; behavior; neurodegeneration
David Ming Lin - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: developmental biology Research Interests: axon guidance and target formation during the development of the mouse olfactory system, using genetic, in vitro, and genomic approaches
John T Lis - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: gene structure and regulation in Drosophila
Jun (Kelly) Liu - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: developmental biology Research Interests: mesodermal cell fate specification in C. elegans; nuclear envelope function during development
Ross Joseph MacIntyre - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: gene structure and function in Drosophila
Philipp Messer - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics; genomics Research Interests: Population genetics; evolutionary genomics; computational biology
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: molecular genetics of self-incompatibility in plants
Concentrations: Genetics: developmental biology; genetics Research Interests: Cancer pathogenesis, stem cells, microRNAs, genetically modified mouse models, stem cell pathology
Wojtek Pawlowski - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: mechanisms of meiosis; meiotic recombination
Joseph E Peters - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: chromosome integrity (transposition, DNA replication, recombination and repair); functional genomics
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: genome-wide approaches; microarray; high-throughput sequencing; RNA biology; pre-mRNA processing; splicing
Shu-Bing Qian - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: nutrient sensing mechanism; protein homeostasis and adaptive stress response
Robert D. Reed - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: developmental biology; genomics Research Interests: Evolutionary developmental biology; functional genomics; developmental pattern formation
Eric J. Richards - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: epigenetics; DNA methylation; nuclear organization
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: regulation of gene expression in phage lambda
Concentrations: Genetics: developmental biology; genetics Research Interests: Role of cell division and growth in plant development and patterning
Concentrations: Genetics: developmental biology Research Interests: cell differentiation; control of gene expression; gene regulatory networks
Concentrations: Genetics: developmental biology; genetics Research Interests: Shoot meristem structure and function; leaf development; embryogenesis
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: mouse developmental genetics, meiosis, recombination, mutagenesis, embryonic stem cells
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: the genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry of insecticide resistance; insect cytochrome P450s
Marcus B. Smolka - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: DNA damage; cell signaling; proteomics
Paul Soloway - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: functional genomic analysis in mice; epigenetics; innate immunity
Tudorita Tumbar - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: developmental biology; genetics Research Interests: understanding the molecular mechanisms involved in governing stem cell function in mouse tissue
Bik-Kwoon Tye - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: genome structure and eukaryote DNA replication in yeast
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: molecular mechanisms for the maintenance of genomic stability; cellular responses to DNA damage; mouse models of human cancer
Andrew C. White - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: developmental biology; genetics Research Interests: Cancer and stem cell biology of epithelial tissues
Amy L. Williams - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics; genomics Research Interests: human population and medical genetics; computational methods development; haplotype inference and analysis; recombination in human
Concentrations: Genetics: developmental biology; genetics Research Interests: molecular genetics of reproductive proteins and nuclear envelopes in Drosophila
Haiyuan Yu - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Genetics: genetics Research Interests: biomedical systems biology with both high-throughput experimental and integrative computational methodologies, aiming to understand gene functions and their relationships within complex molecular networks and how perturbations to such systems may lead to various human diseases.