by BioPl641 students.
Cornell's Graduate Field of Plant Biology offers a top-ranked interdisciplinary Ph.D. training programs (no M.S. degree) and aims to maintain a position at the cutting edge basics and translational plant research, recruiting and teaching the next generation of plant scientists. In the face of numerous and diverse areas of growing population, it can be argued that there has never been a more urgent need for innovative multi-disciplinary plant research.
Currently 47 Faculty are members of the Plant Biology Graduate Field. These faculty are affiliated with several departments and units on the Cornell campus, including the Department of Plant Biology, The research themes of the Field with the links to faculty members and their research are listed below.
Research Themes in the Graduate Field of Plant Biology
- Cell and Organelle Biology
- Development and Cell Signaling
- Genetics and Epigenetics
- Physiology and Metabolism
- Plant-Environment Interaction
- System Biology and Modeling
- Systematics, Evolution, and Diversity
Graduate students in the Field of Plant Biology have access to outstanding research facilities, The Bailey Hortorium Herbarium, and numerous libraries including Mann Library.