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Field Faculty

Elizabeth Adkins-Regan, Professor
Cornell University
218 Uris Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 255-6304
Fax: (607) 255-8433
Email: er12@cornell.edu

Mechanisms of behavior; hormonal and neural mechanisms of avian social behavior.

Kraig Adler, Professor
Cornell University
W339 Seeley G. Mudd Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 254-4392
Fax: (607) 254-1303
Email: kka4@cornell.edu

Photoreception and orientation of vertebrates; behavior, ecology and evolution of amphibians and reptiles.

Andrew H. Bass, Professor and Senior Associate Vice Provost for Research
Cornell University
W239 Seeley G. Mudd Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 254-4372
Fax: (607) 254-1303
Email: ahb3@cornell.edu

Bass Research Movie

Animal communication, especially production and encoding of vocal signals; evolution and sexual differentiation of brain and behavior.

Booker
Ronald Booker, Associate Professor
Cornell University
W141 Seeley G. Mudd Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 254-4367
Fax: (607) 254-1303
Email : rb28@cornell.edu

Control of neurodevelopment and postembryonic neurogenesis in the CNS of insects.
Bradbury

Jack W. Bradbury, Robert G. Engel Professor Ornithology Emeritus
Cornell University
A101 Seeley G. Mudd Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Email: jwb25@cornell.edu
For immediate assistance, please contact Kathie Ely.

Evolution of animal social behavior and communication, with current projects on functions of vocal learning in wild parrots.

Richard Cerione, Professor Molecular Medicine
Cornell University
C3 Veterinary Medical Center
Ithaca, N 14853

Phone: (607) 253-3888
Email: rac1@cornell.edu

The research efforts of my laboratory have focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms by which signals are transmitted from cell surface receptors to biological effectors. In particular, we have been interested in identifying new signaling molecules that influence the growth and differentiation of mammalian cells.

Christopher W. Clark, Senior Scientist
Cornell University
107A Johnson Center, Birds & Biodiversity
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 254-2405
Fax: (607) 254-2415
Email: cwc2@cornell.edu

Abundances and acoustic behaviors of birds, fish, elephants, and whales; evolution and function of acoustic signaling behavior in animals

Thomas A. Cleland, Associate Professor
Cornell University
244 Uris Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 255-8099
Fax: (775) 254-2756
Email: tac29@cornell.edu

Olfactory perception as a complex system, coordinating behavioral, physiological, pharmacological, and computational studies of sensory sampling, learning and memory, and biological neural networks

Collins

Ruth Collins, Associate Professor Molecular Medicine
Cornell University
C4 109 Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 253-4123
Email: rnc8@cornell.edu

Examination of how the chemical reactions of biology are organized in time and space, and how this organization is harnessed by cells to generate distinct outcomes

Robin Dando, Assistant Professor Food Science
Cornell University
247 Stocking Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 254-3319
Email:rd426@cornell.edu

I study the neurotransmitter interactions and signaling events which occur within the taste system

Deitcher

David Deitcher, Associate Professor
Cornell University
W125 Seeley G. Mudd Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 254-4315
Fax: (607) 254-1303
Email: dld14@cornell.edu


Deitcher Research Movie
Molecular and genetic basis of epilepsy, courtship behavior, and ecdysis.

DeVoogd

Timothy J. DeVoogd, Professor
Cornell University
Department of Psychology
211A Uris Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 255-6430
Fax: (607) 255-8433
Email: tjd5@cornell.edu

Animal communication; neuroanatomical plasticity; quantitative neurobiology; neurobiology of avian caching; hormonal influences on brain structure; avian song system.

Dickinson

Janis L. Dickinson, Professor
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Rd,
Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone: (607) 254-2194
Email: jld84@cornell.edu

Behavioral ecology of birds and insects, with a focus on dispersal, mating behavior, and cooperative breeding; relationship between resource wealth, nepotism, and family group living.

Stephen T. Emlen, Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus
Cornell University
W313 Seeley G. Mudd Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 254-4327
Fax: (607) 254-1303
Email: ste1@cornell.edu

Evolution of animal social behavior, with current emphasis on behavioral ecology of cooperative nesting in birds.

Fetcho

Joseph Fetcho, Professor and Associate Chairman
Cornell University
W103 Mudd Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 254-4341
Fax: (607) 254-1303
Email: jrf49@cornell.edu
Web Page: http://www.nbb.cornell.edu/neurobio/Fetcho/index.htm

Control of movements by the hindbrain and spinal cord.

Finlay

Barbara L. Finlay, Professor of Psychology and Neurobiology & Behavior
Cornell University
248 Uris Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-7601

Phone: (607) 255-6394
Fax: (607) 255-8433
Email: blf2@cornell.edu

Development and evolution of neural systems in mammals.


Cole Gilbert, Associate Professor
Cornell University
6136 Comstock Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 255-8152
Fax: (607) 255-0939
Email: cg23@cornell.edu

Invertebrate neuroethology; sensory guidance; neural evolution in arthropods

Jesse Goldberg, Assistant Professor and Robert R. Capranica Fellow
Cornell University
W121 Mudd Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 254-4325
Fax: (607) 254-1303
Email:jhg285@cornell.edu

Goldberg Research Movie
I seek to understand how the basal ganglia brain circuit contributes to motor learning and behavior.

Bruce P. Halpern, S. L. Sage Professor, Emeritus
Cornell University
241 Uris Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 255-6433
Fax: (607) 255-8433
Email: bph1@cornell.edu

Sensory physiology; chemoreception.

Chun Han, Assistant Professor Molecular Biology and Genetics
Cornell University
435 Weill Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Telephone: (607) 255-7855
Fax: (607) 255-5961
Email: chun.han@cornell.edu

Dendrite development, dendrite degeneration, dendrite/neuronal environment interaction.

Harris-Warrick

Ronald Harris-Warrick, William T. Keeton Professor of Biological Sciences
Cornell University
W159 Seeley G. Mudd Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Telephone: (607) 254-4355
Fax: (607) 254-1303
Email: rmh4@cornell.edu

Neuromodulation of neural networks; gene cloning of K+ channels.

Hopkins

Carl D. Hopkins, Professor, Director Undergraduate Studies and Associate Chair for Curriculum
Cornell University
W265 Seeley G. Mudd Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853

Phone: (607) 255-2259
Fax: (607) 254-1303
Email: cdh8@cornell.edu

Neuroethology of animal communication; neuroethology of passive electrolocation.

Howard C. Howland, Professor Emeritus
Cornell University
W351 Seeley G. Mudd Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 255-4716
Fax: (607) 254-1303
Email: hch2@cornell.edu

Sensory physiology, especially vision; development of focusing and refractive state in humans; animal vision, models of myopia and emmetropization; optical quality of the eye.

Hoy

Ronald R. Hoy, D & D Joslovitz Merksamer Professor
Cornell University
W215 Seeley G. Mudd Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853 USA

Phone: (607) 254-4318
Fax: (607) 254-1303
Email: rrh3@Cornell.edu
Web Page: hoylab.cornell.edu

Hoy Research Movie
Animal communication; behavior genetics of invertebrates; regeneration and development in invertebrate nervous systems.

Johnston

Robert E. Johnston, Professor
Cornell University
Department of Psychology
278E Uris Hall
Ithaca NY 14853-7601

Phone: (607) 255-6436
Fax: (607) 255-8433
Email: rej1@cornell.edu

Animal communication, social recognition, and memory, mostly by chemical signals; neural mechanisms of social recognition and memory; mechanisms of vertebrate social behavior (behavioral, olfactory, neural, hormonal).


Walter D. Koenig, Senior Scientist
Cornell University
W307 Seeley G. Mudd Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: (607) 254-2151 (Lab of Ornithology)
Phone: (607) 254-4385 (Mudd Hall)
Fax: (607) 254-1303
Email:wdk4@cornell.edu

Social behavior, particularly cooperative breeding, reproductive strategies of trees, and spatial synchrony.

Kotlikoff

Michael I. Kotlikoff, Professor Biomedical Sciences
Cornell University
T4-018 Veterinary Research Tower
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 253-3771
Fax: (607) 253-4447
Email: mik7@cornell.edu

Cellular signaling; ion channels; genetic cell sensors; conditional gene targeting.

Lin

David Lin, Associate Professor Biomedical Sciences
Cornell University
T2006A Veterinary Research Tower
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 253-4360
Fax: (607) 253-4447
Email: dml45@cornell.edu

Axon guidance and target formation during the development of the mouse olfactory system, using genetic, in vitro, and genomic approaches.

Manfred Lindau, Professor School of Applied and Engineering Physics
Cornell University
217 Clark Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 255-5264
Fax: (607) 255-7658
Email: ml95@cornell.edu

Biophysics; exocytosis; mechanisms of vesicle fusion and transmitter release.

Christiane Linster, Professor
Cornell University
W249 Mudd Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 254-4331
Fax: (607) 254-1303
Email: cl243@Cornell.edu

Neural coding and memory in the olfactory system; emphasis on neuromodulatory influences; combined approach using behavior, electrophysiology and computational modeling.

Ellis Loew, Professor of Physiology
Cornell University
T7-020 Veterinary Research Tower
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 253-3484
Fax: (607) 253-3851
Email: erl1@cornell.edu

Ensory physiology; sensory ecology; retinal physiology and biochemistry; clinical electrophysiology; visual sciences.

McCobb

David P. McCobb, Associate Professor
Cornell University
W153A Seeley G. Mudd Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 254-4321
Fax: (607) 254-1303
Email: dpm9@cornell.edu

Integrative neurobiology; regulation and function of potassium channels in adrenaline secreting cells and its relationship to stress.

Linda Nowak, Associate Professor Molecular Medicine
Cornell University
C3 117 Veterinary Medical Center
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 253-3655
Fax: (607) 253-3659
Email: lmn1@cornell.edu

Molecular and electrophysiological analysis of glutamate receptors, ion channels, and response mechanisms in synaptic transmission.

Robert E. Oswald, Professor of Pharmacology
Cornell University
C3 167 Veterinary Medical Center
College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, New York 14853

Phone: (607) 253-3877
Fax: (607) 253-3659
Email: reo1@cornell.edu

Molecular neurobiology and biophysics; neurotransmitter receptors and signal transduction.



Ned J. Place, Associate Professor
Cornell University
S1-088 Schurman Hall
College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 253-3796
Fax: (607) 253-4213
Lab: (607) 256-5675
Email: njp27@cornell.edu

Mammalian reproductive biology, with a focus on the life history trade-offs associated with hormones, behavior, and aging.

Robert A. Raguso, Professor
Cornell University
W355 Seeley G. Mudd Hall
Ithaca NY 14853 USA

Phone: (607) 254-4353
Fax: (607) 254-1303
Email: rar229@cornell.edu

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Raguso Research Movie
Chemically-Mediated Plant/Animal Interactions; Biosynthesis, Physiology and Evolution of Fragrance; Insect Olfaction, Behavior and Pollination Ecology.

Reeve

Hudson Kern Reeve, Professor
Cornell University
W309 Seeley G. Mudd Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 254-4352
Fax: (607) 254-1303
Email: hkr1@cornell.edu

Theoretical sociobiology; evolution of cooperation and conflict in animal societies; behavioral ecology; plasticity in insect social behavior.

Schaffer

Chris B. Schaffer, Associate Professor
Cornell University
Department of Biomedical Engineering
B57 Weill
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 342-7737
Fax: (607) 256-5608
Email: cs385@cornell.edu

Advanced optical techniques used to observe and manipulate in vivo biological systems with the goal of developing a microscopic-scale understanding of normal and disease-state physiological processes; neurodegeneration caused by occlusion of microvessels in the brain.

Thomas D. Seeley, Professor, Department Chair and Horace White Professor in Biology
Cornell University
W301 Seeley G. Mudd Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 254-4301
Fax: (607) 254-1303
Email: tds5@cornell.edu

Seeley Research Movie

Sociobiology: physiology, ecology and evolution of animal societies, especially the societies of insects.

Kerry L. Shaw, Professor and Director Graduate Studies
Cornell University
W317 Seeley G. Mudd Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853

Phone: (607) 254-4320
Lab: (607) 254-4326
Email: kls4@cornell.edu

Behavioral genetics, sexual selection and evolution; speciation; genetic architecture of behavior (QTLs), linkage analysis and genome evolution; orthopteroid insects.

Paul W. Sherman, Professor Emeritus
Cornell University
Seeley G. Mudd Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone:
Fax:
Email : pws6@cornell.edu

Animal social behavior.

David M. Smith, Assistant Professor
Cornell University
Department of Psychology
252 Uris Hall
Ithaca NY 14853-7601

Phone: (607) 255-6390
Fax: (607) 255-8433
Email: dms248@cornell.edu

Neural systems involved in learning and memory functions; multi-site neuronal recordings and neurochemical inactivation in behaving rodents used to identify brain circuitry involved in these functions.

Nathan Spreng, Assistant Professor, Rebecca Q. and James C. Morgan Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow
Cornell University
G62C Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Human Development
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 255-4396
Fax: (607) 255-9856
Email : rns74@cornell.edu

My research examines large-scale brain network dynamics and their role in cognition. Currently, I am investigating the link between autobiography and imagination, how we conceive of the future, and successful navigation of the social world.

 

Vehrencamp

Sandra Vehrencamp, Professor Emerita
Cornell University
A101 Seeley G. Mudd Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Email : slv8@cornell.edu
For immediate assistance, please contact Kathie Ely.

Evolution of animal communication systems, especially bird song; behavioral ecology of cooperative nesting in birds.

Walcott

Charles Walcott, Professor Emeritus
Cornell University
W255 Seeley G. Mudd Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 254-4382
Fax: (607) 254-1303
Email: cw38@cornell.edu

Animal orientation and navigation; animal acoustic communication.

Melissa Warden, Assistant Professor and Miriam M. Salpeter Fellow
Cornell University
W201 Seeley G. Mudd Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: 607-254-4368
Lab Phone: 607-254-4378
Email: mrwarden@cornell.edu
Webpage: wardenlab.org

Neural circuits of reward and motivation.

Michael Webster, Professor and Robert G. Engel Professor of Ornithology
Cornell University
W307 Seeley G. Mudd Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (Lab of Ornithology): (607) 254-2493
Phone: (NBB, Mudd Hall): (607) 254-4362
Fax: (607) 254-2439
Email: msw244@cornell.edu

Sexual selection; the evolution and mechanisms of sexual signals, especially plumage signals and song in birds; cooperative breeding.

Weiland

Gregory Weiland, Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Cornell University
Department of Molecular Medicine
C3 147, Veterinary Medical Center
College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, New York 14853

Phone: (607) 253-3876
Fax: (607) 253-3659
Email: gaw2@cornell.edu

Molecular neurobiology and neuropharmacology; receptor and ion channel mechanisms.

Winkler

David Winkler, Professor Faculty Curator of Birds
Cornell University
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
E241 Corson Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853

Phone: (607) 254-4216
Fax: (607) 255-8088
Email: dww4@cornell.edu

The causes of spatial and temporal variation in the life histories of birds.