14 projects


The viticulture and enology steering committee created a quarterly electronic newsletter, Appellation Cornell, to provide in-depth research articles written for laypersons, as well as faculty profiles, student profiles, industry profiles, and brief articles to highlight research, extension, and teaching activities of Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program to a national and international audience. In its first year, readership comprised 1000 to 1500 online subscribers in 45 states, three Canadian provinces, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. Fifty articles were published in 2010.

2010 to 2015

This 5-year project, part of an NIH-supported Centers for Population Health and Health Disparities (CPHHD) application submitted by the University of Washington (UW) and Black Hills Center for American Indian Health (BHCAIH), includes two theoretically linked studies covering the lifespan of HPV prevention and screening. In partnership with the Hopi Tribe, the first study aims to increase HPV vaccination rates among girls aged 11-12 years. The second study examines the presence of high-risk HPV types and variants in American Indian women.

2008 to 2010

For five decades, the project has developed new fundamental and application knowledge on the nature and management (IPM) of the pathogens and diseases of onions grown on the muckland (organic) soils of New York. Studies on the nature and management of pathogens and diseases affecting other vegetable crops grown on the muckland soils also were undertaken as needed and that growers requested. Such studies were emphasized for the time durations required for problem resolution.


My research projects have focused on odor-mediated interactions between flowering plants and insect pollinators across the spectrum of specialized-to-generalized pollination systems (yuccas, night-blooming tobaccos, thistles). This program is largely exploratory and nonapplied; technological limits and historical bias have resulted in historical neglect of the basic importance of floral scent to pollinator attraction and avoidance of natural enemies.

2008 to 2013

This project explores the societal and ethical implications of nanotechnology, particularly in relation to users of the National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN). It also involves the maintenance and development of a portal related to social and ethical issues of nanotechnology on the NNIN's website (http://www.nnin.org/society-ethics). Finally, it involves the coordination of social and ethical research among NNIN sites.

2008 to 2014

Through the URBIS Partnership Initiative, we have positioned Cornell CALS, CCSF, DNR, and CEL to experience a large degree of visibility as experts and key planners for global efforts to promote urban sustainability and resilience.

2008 to 2010

The aim of this project is to develop new tools for understanding the social-ecological capacities to provide access to and sustain ecosystem services.


Prepared a global resource for intellectual property management in health and agricultural innovation (two-volume book, summary book for policy makers, Online resource, CD-ROM)


Hybrids of native and European grapes are widely planted in the Eastern and Midwestern U.S. However, so-called "hybrid" aromas typical of these crosses often compromise the flavor quality of wines from these grapes. Preventing these unpleasant aromas is difficult due to a lack of understanding of optimal growing conditions for these species and the hands-off approach many hybrid grape growers take.

2007 to 2012

Plant viruses invade a susceptible host to cause disease by transporting their genomes across the barrier of the plant cell wall. Doing this requires a unique class of proteins made by the virus, termed movement proteins. This process serves as a model for the transport of molecular complexes between plant cells and hence for the mechanism of cell-cell communication in plants.