Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

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Wildlife Conservation

The Earth’s species find themselves in the midst of one of the worst mass extinctions in history. The survival of threatened and endangered species requires innovative and integrative ideas and approaches to wildlife conservation. Our research faculty are those innovators, and their studies focus on individual animals, species, and ecosystems. Our researchers help to form the Cornell Center for Wildlife Conservation, and several faculty participate in the Joint Graduate Training Program with the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute.

Warren Allmon
Dr. Warren Allmon
Macroevolution; paleoecology; molluscan systematics Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Geological Sciences
Dr. Craig Altier
Molecular basis of Salmonella pathogenesis; the genetic and environmental control of epithelial cell invasion Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Dwight Bowman
Dr. Dwight Bowman
Nematode and protozoan biology; taxonomy; systemic biology

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease; Microbiology; Biological and Environmental Engineering

Adam Boyko
Canine genomics, including understanding the mechanisms and consequences of inbreeding, drift and adaptation in populations undergoing natural and artificial selection Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Molecular and Integrative Physiology
Elizabeth Buckles
Dr. Elizabeth Buckles
How diseases of animals impact them on an individual and population level; conservation medicine

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Comparative Biomedical Sciences

Yung-Fu Chang
Dr. Yung-Fu Chang
Mechanisms of infection, particularly leptospira and salmonella

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation;Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease

Dr. Christopher Clark
Dr. Christopher Clark
Evolution and adaptive significance of acoustic signaling behaviors in animals with particular emphasis on marine mammals

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Neurobiology & Behavior

Pierre Comizzoli
Dr. Pierre Comizzoli
Reproductive physiology; fertility preservation and control for rare and endangered species; assisted reproductive techniques; cryobiology of gametes and reproductive tissues; biostabilization Zoology & Wildlife Conservation
Paul Curtis
Dr. Paul Curtis
Animal behavior; population ecology; reproductive biology

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Natural Resources

Dr. Edward Dubovi
Virology; viral pathogenesis; BVD virus; EAV virus Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Microbiology
Dr. Maria Julia Bevilaqua Felippe
B cell response; neonatal and clinical immunology Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease
Dr. Laura Harrington
Vector borne diseases; epidemiology; vector biology physiology; mosquito-parasite interactions

Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; Entomology

Dr. Matt Hare
Matthew Hare
Population and conservation genetics of marine organisms, invasion biology, phylogeography, and host-parasite co-evolution Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Natural Resources; Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Catherine Harvell
Dr. Catherine Harvell
Invertebrate zoology; evolution of invertebrate life histories; colonial invertebrates

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

John Hermanson
Dr. John Hermanson
Comparative and functional morphology; muscle development, structure, and function Zoology & Wildlife Conservation
Amy McCune
Dr. Amy McCune
Ichthyology; morphology; systematics; development and evolution; paleobiology

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Hussni Mohammed
Dr. Hussni Mohammed
Epidemiology of infectious diseases; quantitative and analytical epidemiology; epidemiological risk assessment and analysis; veterinary public health and food safety; production medicine

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Animal Science; Epidemiology; Risk Analysis, Communication and Policy

Mukai, Motoko
Motoko Mukai
endocrine disrupting compounds; neuroendocrine regulation; reproductive, developmental, and metabolic health effect of toxic compounds found in food

Environmental Toxicology; Food Science & Technology

Steve Osofsky
Dr. Steven Osofsky
The Wildlife Health & Health Policy Group's focus is on the conservation of free-ranging wildlife, as well as on the deeply intertwined relationships among sustainable conservation, system resilience, economic development, and human health and well-being – all as underpinned by environmental stewardship. Zoology & Wildlife Conservation
Ned Place
Dr. Ned Place
Mammalian reproductive biology with a focus on the life history of trade-offs associated with timing of hormone secretion and reproductive effort; sexual differentiation

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Molecular & Integrative Physiology; Neurobiology and Behavior

Dr. Budhan Pukazhenthi

Comparative reproductive biology; Assisted reproductive technologies; Wildlife conservation

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation
Vimal Selvaraj
Dr. Vimal Selvaraj
Mammalian reproductive physiology; stem cells; technologies for wildlife conservation

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Molecular & Integrative Physiology; Animal Science

Dr. Nucharin Songsasen
Reproductive biology; cyrobiology; wildlife conservation Zoology & Wildlife Conservation
Alexander Travis
Dr. Alexander Travis
Reproductive biology focusing on sperm and spermatogonial stem cells; wildlife conservation through approaches integrating studies of animals, humans, and the environments they share

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Molecular & Integrative Physiology; Animal Science; Biomedical Engineering

David Winkler
Dr. David Winkler
Evolutionary and behavioral ecology; ornithology

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Applied Mathematics; Conservation and Sustainable Development; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Natural Resources; Neurobiology and Behavior