Biological and Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program

stem cell lab  

 


Stem Cell Biology

Stem cell research has a promise of developing new treatments of injuries and diseases, including neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases and cancer. At Cornell, researchers work on critical aspects of stem cell biology, such as deriving and characterizing embryonic and adult stem cells and reprogrammed pluripotent cells, recreating the environment required for maintenance of stem cells, and understanding the relevance of fundamental processes governing the control of stem cells to diseases, such as cancer. These studies commonly require multidisciplinary approaches and benefit from a combination of basic and clinical research, as well as from interface of biomedical sciences with other disciplines, including chemistry, physics, materials science, bioengineering and nanotechnology.

 

Faculty Research Area(s) Graduate Field Membership
(Biological & Biomedical Sciences Fields in bold)
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Nicolas Buchon
Host/Microbe relationships and Control of intestinal stem cell behavior in homeostasis and disease Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Entomology;
Genetics, Genomics & Development
Paula E. Cohen
Paula E. Cohen
etiology of spontaneous birth defects in mammals; mechanisms of meiotic recombination; DNA repair proteins in meiosis and recombination; germ cell development; ovarian development

Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Molecular & Integrative Physiology;
Genetics & Development;
Genomics

Scott Coonrod
Scott Coonrod
reproductive physiology; molecular and cellular physiology; epigenetic reprogramming during the egg-to-embryo transition; mechanisms by which specific histone modifications are dynamically regulated during hormone-dependent gene transcription in breast cancer cells Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Molecular & Integrative Physiology
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Bethany Cummings
Obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes pathogenesis and treatment; Development and study of rodent models of bariatric surgery. Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Molecular & Integrative Physiology
Maria Julia Bevilaqua Felippe
Maria Julia Bevilaqua Felippe
cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in B-cell response; neonatal immunology and response to vaccination; immunomodulation using biologic response modifiers; cancer immunotherapy; characterization of primary and secondary immunodeficiencies Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Immunology & Infectious Disease
Claudia Fischbach-Teschl
Claudia Fischbach-Teschl
tissue-engineered model systems for analysis of microenvironmental conditions fundamental to cancer pathogenesis and therapy Molecular & Integrative Physiology;
Biomedical Engineering;
Fortier
Lisa Fortier
osteoarthritis and the link between insulin-like growth factor-I and the small G-proteins, Cdc42, Rac, and Rho Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Michael I. Kotlikoff
Michael I. Kotlikoff
muscle biology; mouse genetics; molecular imaging; ion channels; physiological genomics; cellular signaling; genetic cell sensors; conditional gene targeting Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Molecular & Integrative Physiology
;
Pharmacology;
Biophysics;
Genomics;
Neurobiology & Behavior
Siu Sylvia Lee
Siu Sylvia Lee
molecular genetics of aging; signaling pathways of nutrient sensing; molecular basis of stress response Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology;
Computational Biology;
Genetics & Development;
Nutrition
libert
Sergiy Libert
Mice; molecular biology of aging, age-associated diseases, cancer, neurodegeneration; anorexia, energy metabolism

Comparative Biomedical Science;Molecular & Integrative Physiology

Qiaoming Long
Qiaoming Long
developmental genetics; functional physiology of mammalian pancreas; diabetes and pancreatic cancer Molecular & Integrative Physiology;
Animal Science
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Andrew Miller

Anatomic Pathology; small and large animal neuropathology; CNS tumorigenesis; disease diagnostics; stem cell pathology

Comparative Biomedical Sciences
Alexander Nikitin
Alexander Nikitin
genetic modeling of human cancer in the mouse; early detection and monitoring of carcinogenesis; neoplasms of reproductive and endocrine systems Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Molecular & Integrative Physiology
;
Environmental Toxicology
Alan J. Nixon
Alan Nixon
orthopedics; joint pathology and cartilage resurfacing Comparative Biomedical Sciences
pukazhenthi
Budhan Pukazhenthi

Comparative reproductive biology; Assisted reproductive technologies; Wildlife conservation

Zoology & Wildlife Conservation
Ling Qi
Ling Qi
transcriptional control of metabolic syndrome; unfolded protein response; obesity and diabetes Molecular & Integrative Physiology;
Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology;
Genetics & Development;
Nutrition
Andrea Quaroni
Andrea Quaroni
cellular differentiation and growth regulation of intestinal cells Molecular & Integrative Physiology
John Schimenti
John Schimenti
mouse genetics and functional genomics; genomic instability; genetic recombination; genetics of gametogenesis and development; use of ES cells to mutagenize the mouse genome Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Molecular & Integrative Physiology
;
Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology;
Genetics & Development;
Genomics
Sekvaraj
Vimal Selvaraj
Pluripotency and Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine, Animal Biotechnology, Technologies for Wildlife Conservation Zoology & Wildlife Conservation; Animal Science
soloway
Paul Soloway
Epigenetic regulatory mechanisms in mammals

Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Genomics;

Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology;
Genetics, Genomics and Development;
Nutrition

Alexander J. Travis
Alexander J. Travis
comparative biology of male germ cells; signaling and metabolism of sperm during capacitation; organization of lipid raft membrane sub-domains in sperm; applications of technologies using reproductive stem cells for wildlife conservation Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Molecular & Integrative Physiology
;
Zoology & Wildlife Conservation
;
Animal Science
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Tudotira Tumbar
basic cellular and molecular mechanisms implicated in cell fate choice and stem cell activity within tissues Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology; Environmental Toxicology; Genetics, Genomics & Development; Genomics
gerlinde
Gerlinde Van de Walle
alphaherpesvirus pathogenesis; basic biology/immunology of mesencymal stem cells for regenerative therapy; mammary gland stem cell biology and carcinogenesis Comparative Biomedical Sciences; Immunology & Infectious Disease
Watt W. Webb
Watt W. Webb
biophysics of cell surfaces; dynamics of biophysical processes in living cells using physical optics Immunology & Infectious Disease;
Pharmacology
;
Applied Physics;
Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology;
Biomedical Engineering;
Biophysics;
Materials Sciences & Engineering;
Physics
Robert S. Weiss
Robert S. Weiss
genomic maintenance mechanisms; cell cycle checkpoints; molecular responses to genomic stress; mouse models of genomic instability Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Molecular & Integrative Physiology
;
Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology,
Environmental Toxicology;
Genetics, Genomics & Development;
Genomics
Andrew Yen
Andrew Yen
leukemia; cell growth and differentiation; oncogenes/genetics Comparative Biomedical Sciences;
Environmental Toxicology