EEID Faculty

The EEID program faculty come from various departments throughout Cornell, and are members of a variety of graduate fields. Contact faculty directly to inquire about their programs.

Drew Harvell

Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 607-253-3391

Focus: Coral reefs, diseases, and climate change.

Laura Harrington

Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, 607-255-7271

Focus: Arboviruses-mosquito vector biology, virus–vector-host interactions.

Brian Lazzaro

Associate Professor, Department of Entomology, 607-253-3391

Focus: Evolutionary Genetics, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Insect Immunity, Genomics.

Colin Parrish

Professor, Baker Institute for Animal Health, Microbiology and Immunology, 607-256-5649

Focus: Parvovirus structure, function, and the control of host range and cell infection.

Kelly Zamudio

Associate Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 607-254-4212

Focus: Studies of mating system and sexual selection; phylogenetic systematics of populations or species of reptiles and amphibians; and application of basic research to conservation.

Ann Hajek

Professor, Department of Entomology, 607-254-4902

Focus: Epizootiology of insect diseases; the ecological and evolutionary interactions of pathogens and their insect hosts. Biological control of insect pests.

Alison Powers

Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 607-255-7374

Focus: Diseases of plants, and the plant-pathogen relationship in the ecosystem.

Steve Ellner

Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 607-253-4019

Focus: Theoretical population biology and evolutionary ecology, focusing on the ecology and evolution in an experimental predator-prey system.

Ian Hewson

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology

Focus: Systems biology and the ecology of bacterio – and cyanophage in the upper ocean, which is an excellent paralog to diseases of higher organisms and eukaryotic viruses.

Michael Milgroom

Professor, Department of Plant Pathology, 607-255-7872

Focus: Fungal pathogens and plant interactions, and the role of fungal virsues. Main study is on the genetic and biological constraints on biological control of chestnut blight, a phenomenon known as hypovirulence.

Eric Nelson

Professor, Department of Plant Pathology; Plant-Microbe Biology, 607-255-7841

Focus: Ecology of oomycete plant pathogens, pathogen interactions in plant invasions, biology of Pythium species.

Matthew P. Hare

Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resources, 607-255-5685

Focus: Population and conservation genetics of marine organisms including phylogeography of marine parasites. Studies include the use of genetic markers to infer basic population biology for poorly known parasites of economic or conservation concern.

Jim Casey

Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, 607-253-3579

Focus: Viruses of aquatic animals, including retroviruses of fish, herpesvirus of turtles, and Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia Virus.

Angela Douglas

Professor, Department of Entomology, 607-255-8539

Focus: Microbial symbionts of insects: impacts on host nutrition, immunocompetence and pathogen resistance.

Paul Bowser

Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, 607-253-4029

Focus: Infectious and non-infectious diseases of fishes and strategies for fish health management

Ned Place

Assistant Professor, Department of Population Medicine and Diag. Services, 607-253-3796

Focus: Eco-immunology of free ranging small mammals.

Gary Whittaker

Professor, Department of Immunology

Focus: Viral evolution and change in animals and populations, Host tropism changes and pathogenesis of human and animal influenza and coronaviruses