Precollege Studies Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Melanie Soberon

Sustainable Animal Husbandry, a three-credit course taught by Melanie Soberon at Cornell’s College of Veterinary Medicine, will be offered online during Winter Session 2023. The course is a way for high schoolers interested in veterinary or animal science to understand what it would be like to pursue those studies at college or what a career in those fields would be like.

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Cornell, Oxford to lead grants aimed at boosting iron nutrition

In an international, multi-institutional effort, Cornell’s Food Science Department will research how to increase iron and zinc absorption, thanks to a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation grant.

Students visit virtual world to learn research technique

Thanks to Cornell’s Center for Teaching Innovation, students recently had the chance to prepare a sample for cryo-electron microscopy – a technique not often available to young researchers – using virtual reality headsets.

Moderna scientist to speak about COVID vaccine development

Melissa Moore led the early-stage research teams developing Moderna’s platform technologies in mRNA design and delivery.

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Cornell life science incubator graduates three startups

Three startups – two helping to make a green economy and one creating next-generation microbial images – graduated Nov. 16 from Cornell’s Center for Life Science Ventures business incubator. 

‘Lost’ pigeon found after more than a century

A September expedition to Papua New Guinea confirmed via video the existence of the black-naped pheasant pigeon, a critically endangered species that has not been reported for 140 years.

Training the next generation of veterinary researchers addressing feline health

This Q&A features Christina Kerkenpass, a veterinary student at the Free University of Berlin, who participated in the Cornell Veterinary Research Program and conducted research on feline infectious peritonitis this summer.

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To prevent the next pandemic, restore wildlife habitats

Preserving and restoring natural habitats could prevent pathogens that originate in wildlife from spilling over into domesticated animals and humans, according to two new companion studies.

Externship fund established for Veterinary College alumnus

The Garth Cummings, D.V.M. ’11, and Sons Externship honors the memory and values of the alumnus, who lived a life of adventure and dedication to sound animal agriculture.

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