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Research Spotlights

Research news from across the Cornell campuses and beyond

  • Cornell Nurtures Next-Gen Scientists

    Cornell Nurtures Next-Gen Scientists

    “Getting your first data and answering your question—it’s that curiosity and interest that inspire us as scientists.” December 05th, 2021

  • Elephant Rumbles—What Do They Mean?

    Elephant Rumbles—What Do They Mean?

    Who’s listening to the elephants? What are they saying? Simone Gatson ’20 is listening and trying to decode how elephants communicate with each other. December 05th, 2021

  • Field Guide to a Marvelous Education

    Field Guide to a Marvelous Education

    For Cornell students, fieldwork is an immersive, sometimes transformative experience that carries the thrill of discovery and seeing the world anew. December 05th, 2021

  • Got Data?

    Got Data?

    Benjamin Lehman ’21 helps dairy farmers reduce costs and their environmental footprint by maximizing homegrown corn yields. December 05th, 2021

  • Looking for Answers in Criminal Justice

    Looking for Answers in Criminal Justice

    McNair Scholar Rebekah Jones has chosen research as her way of casting light on the shortcomings of criminal justice systems—and improving them. December 05th, 2021

  • Moonlighting Proteins

    Moonlighting Proteins

    Brianna Johnson ’21 studies the multifunctional protein AroK and its effects on antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria. December 05th, 2021

  • Post-Kidney Transplant Diagnostics

    Post-Kidney Transplant Diagnostics

    Along with pioneering lab research, Jonathan Han ’21 had a chance to work in a clinical setting to see how his work might actually affect patients. December 05th, 2021

  • There’s No Syllabus for This

    There’s No Syllabus for This

    Supporting community-engaged learning at Cornell, Amber Haywood ’21 found a way to put her values into action. December 05th, 2021

  • Through Wind and Dust

    Through Wind and Dust

    Undergraduates who do field research gain tangible experience and an expansive grasp of their field. Colton Poore ’20 tells his extraordinary story. December 05th, 2021

  • Tiny Spores Full of Promise

    Tiny Spores Full of Promise

    Eileen Tzng, an undergraduate in the Pawlowska lab, is intent on understanding the relationship between fungal spores and the bacteria they harbor. December 05th, 2021

  • DNA Double Take

    DNA Double Take

    From biology class to “C.S.I.,” we are told again and again that our genome is at the heart of our identity. Read the sequences in the chromosomes of a single cell, and learn everything about a person’s genetic information — or, as 23andme, a prominent genetic testing company, says on its Web site, “The more you know about your DNA, the more you know about yourself.” December 01st, 2013

  • Scientists Capture Most Detailed Picture Yet of Key AIDS Protein

    Scientists Capture Most Detailed Picture Yet of Key AIDS Protein

    Collaborating scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and Weill Cornell Medical College have determined the first atomic-level structure of the tripartite HIV envelope protein — long considered one of the most difficult targets in structural biology and of great value for medical science's. November 08th, 2013