The Stover laboratory studies the biochemical mechanisms that underlie pathologies that have interactive genetic and nutritional components. Current research is focused on studying the role of the vitamin, folic acid, in human metabolism and human diseases including neural tube defects, cardiovascular disease, epithelial cancer and neurological disorders. We have cloned several human genes that encode enzymes involved in folate metabolism, and are studying their regulation and influence on folate metabolism and cellular homeostasis.
Gives students a chance to do an environmental sustainability experiential learning project right on campus. This gives the students the experience of managing a project and gives them a chance to interact, hopefully positively, with the University administration and staff. This course is being considered as a candidate to be the capstone course for SNES.
We are concerned with the isolation and characterization of chemicals used as communicative signals by insects--substances that mediate courtship and reproduction activities or provide defense against predators, parasites, and pathogens.
My research involves two core initiatives that relate to the structure and function of plant cell walls and their fundamental importance as sources of food, feed, fiber and bioenergy. The first involves a long term project to characterize the protein population, or proteome, of the plant cell wall and to study the expression and function of wall-localized proteins during plant growth and development, and following pathogen challenge.
This anthology of 15 essays by Cornell faculty members profiles Cornell`s public scholarship and service-learning activities and the challenges presented by such a transformative pedagogical approach to learning. Given the variety of definitions and frameworks found in the service-learning discourse, there are countless ways of arranging an anthology on the subject. For this volume, the essays were presented using the framework of the primary functions, or outcomes, of service-learning.
Water-related issues continue to grow more critical in many parts of the world. Resolving these issues will depend in part on education to ensure responsible future behavior for tomorrow`s leaders. Teaching activities from Project WET`s Curriculum Guide for K-12 will help ensure responsible and sustainable behavior toward water.
A formal summer research program in food science has been offered for eight years. It allows students to actively explore research interests in food science and related dsiciplines and to develop leadership skills for careers in food science.
We are studying the patterns of attack by a community of insect herbivores on plants; the work involves field biology, chemical ecology, genetics, and entomology. Our basic research involves milkweed plants, nearly 120 species from North America (and 20 from South America), which grow in various habitats and are attacked by a specialized community of insects. Some of the work is evolutionary in terms of quantifying phylogenetic patterns associated with the evolution of specialization (in insects parasites) and other work is more ecological, based on community interactions.
The Naturalist Outreach Speakers Bureau is a response to national needs to attract students into science, for scientists who can communicate the value of their work to the public, and to enhance public appreciation for the environment. The program, developed and directed by Senior Research Associate Dr. Linda S. Rayor, sends Cornell University students into local classrooms and community groups to give free talks about natural history, ecology, and behavior.
Assisting the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in protecting, restoring, conserving, and sustaining the natural resources in the Hudson River Estuary through its Action Agenda.