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Mann award winner illuminates infectious diseases

Alan Sulpizio, a graduate student studying biochemistry and molecular and cellular biology, is the newest recipient of the Harry and Samuel Mann Outstanding Graduate Student Award.

Study explores how multiple organs end up the same size

New research that looked at the development of Arabidopsis flowers addressed the fundamental question of how two or more organs or plant parts grow to the same size and shape, which is essential for proper function.

National tick surveillance survey identifies gaps to be filled

New Cornell-led research shows that inadequate funding is the main barrier to better surveillance and control of ticks, including the blacklegged tick, which spreads Lyme disease, the No. 1 vector-borne illness in the country.

Antonie Blackler, pioneering biologist, dies at 88

Antonie Blackler, professor emeritus of zoology and an expert on developmental biology, died June 3 in Ithaca. He was 88.

Grant to support research into grape downy mildew

A project led by Kaitlin (Katie) Gold, assistant professor of plant pathology and plant microbe-biology at Cornell AgriTech, to study grape downy mildew has received a $100,000 USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant. 

Expanding precision medicine’s potential for humans, dogs

Researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine and the College of Veterinary Medicine are expanding the potential of precision medicine for canine and human patients, by studying a lymphoma that occurs in both people and dogs.

Reunion panel discusses value of ‘One Health’ approach

The virtual panel, “One Health: Cornell’s Collaborative Approach to Ensuring Human, Animal and Ecosystem Health in the Time of COVID-19,” was held June 6 as part of Cornell’s Reunion weekend.

Armor on butterfly wings protects against heavy rain

An analysis of high-speed raindrops hitting biological surfaces such as feathers, plant leaves and insect wings reveals how these highly water-repelling veneers reduce the water’s impact.

Lorin Warnick reappointed veterinary college dean

Dr. Lorin D. Warnick, Ph.D. ’94, the Austin O. Hooey Dean of Veterinary Medicine, has been appointed to a second five-year term, effective July 1, 2021.