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Programs Based in Weill


Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering

The primary mission of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is to educate students to understand the human body as an integrated system through quantitative engineering analysis, and to use that understanding to design better therapeutic strategies, devices, and diagnostics to improve human health.


Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology

The mission of Weill Institute is four fold: (1) Establish Cornell as a premier university in cell biology research; (2) Stimulate new discoveries that can be translated into medical advances that improve human health; (3) Attract the best students, postdocs and scientists; (4) Establish an environment that encourages collaboration and the transfer of ideas and technology.

bscbDepartment of Computational Biology

The Department Computational Biology (CB) consists of faculty members with expertise in computer science, genomics, systems biology, population genetics and modeling.  They apply these skills to a wide range of exciting problems in the life sciences.

dnsDivision of Nutritional Sciences

The Division of Nutritional Sciences (DNS) at Cornell University was established in 1974 through a union of the Graduate School of Nutrition, an autonomous Graduate School at Cornell University, and the Department of Food and Nutrition in the College of Human Ecology. It is among the largest academic units in the United States devoted to human nutrition.  It combines expertise in molecular biology, genetics and metabolism, physiology, community nutrition, international nutrition, and food policy.

main_mouse_in_handCornell Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE)

The Cornell Center for Animal Resources and Education (CARE) is a service and a resource to the Cornell research and teaching community. The mission of CARE is to ensure animal welfare and facilitate research and teaching. CARE provides high quality animal care and veterinary services. CARE advises and educates researchers, staff and students on animal experimentation issues, promoting best practices for the responsible use of animals. These actions result in quality science merging with animal welfare.

Growth_chamber_inside_1Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (CUAES) Weill Hall Plant Growth Chamber Lab

The Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station is dedicated to sustainable “science for life,” in its two core separate but related functions — the operation of world-class research facilities throughout the state and the generation and application of research-based knowledge through the administration of federal formula grants.  CUAES operates the Plant Growth Chamber Lab at Weill.

African BeetleBiotechnology Resource Center (BRC) Imaging Facility

The Biotechnology Resource Center (BRC) provides an array of instrumentation and services to the Cornell University community and to outside investigators. The BRC Imaging Facility specializes in optical microscopy,  including point-scanning and spinning disk confocal with live cell imaging,  laser microdissection microscopy, multiphoton, and fluorescence/transmitted light microscopy. Services include microscope training, fee-for-use, consulting, collaborative research, and education.

Kevin M. McGovern Family Center for Venture Development

The 6,700 square-foot Kevin M. McGovern Family Center for Venture Development in the Life Sciences is  the first center of its kind at Cornell. It will be a focal point for business incubation, technology transfer, and economic development. The center will be among the most publicly visible components of Weill Hall, welcoming scientists, students, other members of the Cornell community, and visitors and investors.

Plant Transformation Facility

The Plant Transformation Facility (PTF) is a new service facility of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and its School of Integrative Plant Science (SIPS). PTF is charged with supporting the plant biology research of Cornell faculty by making transgenic plants of time-consuming or hard-to-transform species with a particular focus on New York State crops. With the explosion of interest in gene editing technologies, much of our work involves performing CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome modification. The PTF is located in B22 Weill Hall on the Cornell campus.


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