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Mann award winner unveils evolution, rules of gene expression

Julius Judd, a fourth-year doctoral student in the graduate field of molecular biology and genetics, has been selected for the 2021 Harry and Samuel Mann Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

NSF to fund research on ‘boundary spanning’ in Ph.D. studies

Kevin Kniffin, assistant professor at Dyson, is leading an NSF-funded study examining the career outcomes of interdisciplinary STEM graduate students, the environments in which they train, and how those environments relate to career outcomes.

Gift to establish K. Lisa Yang Center for Conservation Bioacoustics

The $24 million gift will enable the center’s unique mission to use bioacoustics to help conserve biodiversity in some of the most remote yet species-rich parts of the world.

Better implant device may ease therapy for Type 1 diabetes

A Cornell-led research team’s improved cell therapy device effectively secreted insulin and controlled blood sugar in diabetic mice for up to six months – showing promise for the possibility of an effective, complication-free treatment for Type 1 diabetes, a chronic disease with no known cure.

COVID-19 takes the life of a Harlem veterinarian

Dr. Julie Butler, D.V.M. ’83, cared for Harlem and its pets for 30 years. Her death due to COVID-19 inspired the College of Veterinary Medicine to establish a scholarship in her name.

Nanoscale sensors measure elusive water levels in leaves

A breakthrough technology uses nanoscale sensors and fiber optics to measure water status just inside a leaf’s surface, providing a tool to greatly advance our understanding of basic plant biology, and opening the door for breeding more drought-resistant crops.

Emr wins $1.2M Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine

Scott Emr, director of the Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology and professor of molecular biology and genetics, was awarded the prize for the landmark discovery of complexes that are central to life, health and disease.

Declining fish biodiversity poses risks for human nutrition

A computer modeling study finds that declining fish biodiversity can affect human nutrition due to varied nutritional benefits between species.

Six grants support joint research in China through pandemic

The Cornell China Center has announced six new grant awards, totaling $140,000, to support research by Cornell faculty teams partnering with researchers in China.