Jeff Pleiss has been studying RNA in large-batch tests for decades, analyzing things like yeast. With COVID-19 testing in full-swing on the Ithaca campus, Pleiss and his lab are contributing their expertise.
Researchers led by Nicholas Abbott, a Tisch University Professor in the Robert F. Smith School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, created a way of using synthetic liquid crystals to squeeze red blood cells and gain new insight into individual cells’ mechanical properties.
Cornell and the Cayuga Health System are donating COVID-19 testing and analysis to the Ithaca City School District, testing more than 1,200 students this week as the district prepares to reopen for in-person instruction Oct. 5.
Researchers successfully engineered E. coli bacteria to produce O-linked glycoproteins – research that will illuminate the complex process of glycosylation and the role that protein-linked glycans play in health and disease.