Transformative Research

Our research programs aim to improve animal and human health through scientific discovery, translation of cutting-edge scientific findings into real-world applications, and academic excellence and leadership.

By following the guidelines established in our 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, we have continued to build on our research strengths, foster radical collaboration both across Cornell and beyond, increase research funding and investment in future scientists, and connect foundational science to clinical research.

$ 82.8M
total funding from 41 active R01 grants
total sponsored direct cost expenditures
total number of research grants since 2019

Recognizing Research

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2019 Research  Awards

  • Gwendolyn Beacham Porter Prize for Research Excellence.
  • Dr. Charles Danko Named Robert N. Noyce Assistant Professor in Life Science and Technology
  • Megan Fahey 2020 Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Research Scholar Award 
  • Dr. Sydney Moise, M.S. '85, named inaugural CV Starr Professor of Cardiology
  • Dr. Holger Sondermann SUNY Chancellor Award 
  • Cybelle Tabilas 2020 Biocytogen Best Research Paper Award
  • Dr. Gerlinde Van de Walle 2020 Schwartz Research Fund for Women and Other Underrepresented Faculty in the Life Sciences

New and Noteworthy Grants

  • Dr. Hector Aguilar-Carreño George Mason University–Mercatus Center: Using the Novel Antiviral XM-01 to Produce a SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine ($160K)
  • Dr. Mercedes Carro (Mentor: Dr. Paula Cohen) Lalor Foundation: Unraveling the Role of Argonaute Proteins in Male Germ Line Development (Fellowship) ($52K)
  • Dr. Tawny Chandler (Mentor: Sabine Mann, Ph.D. '16) USDA –NIFA: The Role of Nutrient and Calcium Availability in Modulating Inflammation: Can We Harness Immunometabolism to Improve Transition Cow Health? (Education and Workforce Development Postdoctoral Fellowship) ($165K)
  • Brian Collins, D.V.M. '94, Petsmart Charities: Teaching Veterinary Care Accessibility ($200K)
  • Andrew Miller '01, D.V.M. '05, American Kennel Club-Canine Health Foundation:Transcriptional Profiling of Canine Soft Tissue Sarcoma ($133K)
  • John Parker, D.V.M. '99, NIH –Office of the Director:Graduate Training Program in Comparative Medicine (NRSA Training Grant) ($2.5M)
  • Dr. Brian Rudd NIH –National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID): The Developmental Layers in the CD8+ T Cell Response to Chronic Infection ($1.9 M)
  • Dr. Luis Schang NIH –National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID): Chromatin Dynamics in the Regulation of Herpes Simplex Virus 1 Gene Expression ($1.9 M)
Active collaborations on cross-campus grants
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