W. Ronnie Coffman (Food)

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International Professor of Plant Breeding and Director of International Programs of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Coffman also serves as Principal Investigator of the Agricultural Innovation Partnership, the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat project, Driving Genetic Gain in Wheat project and the Next Generation Cassava project. He serves as…

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In Vitro Puppies Born at CVM

Alex Travis, associate professor of reproductive biology in the Baker Institute for Animal Health in Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, and other Cornell researchers succeeded in producing the first litter of puppies through in vitro fertilization. This is not only a significant breakthrough in terms of reproductive technology, but also…

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Surgery Linked to Diabetes Remission

A recent Cornell-led study authored by Bethany Cummings, assistant professor of biomedical sciences at the CVM, sought to discover how bariatric surgery causes type 2 diabetes remission in people. The study, which was conducted with mice, suggests that increased signaling through the bile acid receptor, TGR5, contributes. Read the full story here.

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Study of Genetic Diseases in Dogs Informs Humans

Through a genetic analysis of 4,200 dogs, Cornell researchers led by biomedical sciences professor Adam Boyko, have investigated 180,000 genetic markers and taken a big step forward in mapping genes responsible for diseases in dogs. This study – the largest of its kind to date –  improves understanding of human…

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Reproduction as the Mosquito’s “Achilles Heel”

Cornell entomology professor Laura Harrington and molecular biology and genetics professor Mariana Wolfner are studying the mosquito mating process in hopes of discovering a way to control mosquito reproduction. Researchers believe that it could be possible to block a female mosquito’s ability to reproduce, which would provide a new way to fight Zika virus, dengue fever,…

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Cornell Receives $24M to Combat Global Wheat Threats

Ronnie Coffman, international plant breeder and director of Cornell’s office of International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, is the director of the newly funded $24 million grant project Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat that has been awarded to Cornell University by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The grant…

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Gen Meredith (MPH)

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Associate Director of International Programs and the Master of Public Health, College of Veterinary Medicine Gen Meredith, a graduate of McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine (Occupational Therapy) and the University of Massachusetts’ School of Public Health (Master of Public Health), has come to Cornell to help design and lead the…

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Alex Travis (Animals, Environment, MPH)

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Faculty Director for the Environment at Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future

Director of the Cornell Center for Wildlife Conservation

Associate professor of reproductive biology and wildlife conservation at Cornell’s Baker Institute for Animal Health at the College of Veterinary Medicine

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One Health @ CVM

Population Medicine & Diagnostic Sciences The Department of Population Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences’ mission is to promote health, productivity, and welfare of food- and fiber-producing animals, companion animals, and wildlife populations; ensure safety of foods of animal origin; and prevent animal disease with its associated risks to human health. Microbiology & Immunology…

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