BBS PhD Program

Stem Cell Biology

In addition to the BBS faculty that research stem cell biology listed below, Cornell has a Stem Cell Program. The Cornell Stem Cell Program was founded on the unique strengths of the Cornell research community with its unparalleled cross-disciplinary collaborations and strong basic and comparative biomedical science programs. The CSCP incorporates over 50 laboratories across Cornell University Ithaca campus, closely interacts with the Center for Vertebrate Genomics, and is supported, in part, by the NYSTEM program of the New York State Department of Health.

Faculty Research Area(s)
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Carolyn Adler
Stem cell biology in planarian flatworms; organ regeneration; transcriptional and cell biological responses to tissue injuries; animal behavior - lab
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Nicolas Buchon
Host/microbe relationships and control of intestinal stem cell behavior in homeostasis and disease - lab
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Jonathan Butcher

Mechanobiology of development; developmental signaling reactivation in adult cardiovascular diseases; tissue engineering and regeneration - lab

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Jonathan Cheetham

Regenerative medicine; peripheral nerve injury and repair; laryngeal function - lab
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Soon Hon Cheong
Postpartum ovarian and uterine health; epidemiology; regenerative medicine; microfluidics and assisted reproductive techniques - lab
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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 - lab
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Aimee Colbath
therapeutic interventions for musculoskeletal disease including osteoarthritis, fracture repair and tendon/ligament disease
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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

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Michelle Delco

Investigating mitochondria as a link between cartilage trauma and osteoarthritis to understand how joint injury leads to arthritis in horses and humans
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Anushka Dongre
Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition as a driver of resistance to anti-tumor immunity - lab
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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 - lab
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Claudia Fischbach-Teschl
Tissue-engineered model systems for analysis of microenvironmental conditions fundamental to cancer pathogenesis and therapy - lab
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Kei Hayashi
Areas of research focus on pathology of ligament/tendon injury and wound healing, evaluation of total joint replacement systems, molecular profiling of osteoarthritis, and comparative orthopedics and sports medicine
Pic of Shaoyi JiangShaoyi Jiang design and development of functional zwitterionic materials for biomedical and engineering applications
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Jan Lammerding
Cellular biomechanics; mechanotransduction; cell migration; muscular dystrophy and cancer cell biology - lab
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Siu Sylvia Lee
Molecular genetics of aging; signaling pathways of nutrient sensing; molecular basis of stress response - lab
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Eirene Markenscoff-Papadimitriou
gene-regulatory mechanisms that generate diversity during brain development; probe function of human genetic variants linked to autism - lab
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Andrew Miller

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

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Alexander Nikitin
Stem cells and cancer; pathogenesis of ovarian and prostate cancers; modeling of human disease in genetically modified mice and human organoids - lab
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Heidi Reesink
Comparative and translational orthopedics; metabolism and musculoskeletal disease; osteoarthritis; regenerative medicine
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John Schimenti
Genetics of reproduction and germ cell development; cancer genetics; meiosis; DNA repair; genome manipulation in mice; functional genomics - lab
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Praveen Sethupathy

Functional genomics; gene regulation; molecular genetics; gastrointestinal physiology; stem cell biology; metabolic disease - lab

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Vimal Selvaraj
Pluripotency and stem cells; regenerative medicine; animal biotechnology; technologies for wildlife conservation - lab
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Paul Soloway
Epigenetic regulatory mechanisms in mammals; Chromatin changes associated with neuropathy using single cell analyses - lab
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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 - lab
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Tudorita Tumbar
Basic cellular and molecular mechanisms implicated in cell fate choice and stem cell activity within tissues - lab
Dr. Gerlinde Van de Walle
Gerlinde Van de Walle
Veterinary viral pathogenesis; msenchymal stem cell biology and regenerative medicine; mammary stem cell biology and carcinogenesis - lab

Meng Wang
We use molecular biology, genetics and animal models to dissect how our metabolism gives rise to chemicals that damage our DNA- Wang Lab
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Robert S. Weiss
Molecular mechanisms for the maintenance of genomic stability; cellular responses to DNA damage; mouse models of human cancer - lab
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Andrew C. White
Cancer biology; stem cell biology; biochemistry and cell biology - lab