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Research Spotlights

Research news from across the Cornell campuses and beyond

  • A Corollary to War

    Did racism and a fractured political landscape make the United States more vulnerable to COVID-19?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Got Data?

    Benjamin Lehman ’21 helps dairy farmers reduce costs and their environmental footprint by maximizing homegrown corn yields.

  • Moonlighting Proteins

    Brianna Johnson ’21 studies the multifunctional protein AroK and its effects on antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • WARNING: Parents on Social Media

    Three Cornell undergrads collaborated on an interdisciplinary class project in Spring 2020. The experience changed their academic trajectories.

  • 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.”

  • 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.