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The Graduate Field of Genetics, Genomics and Development (GG&D) at Cornell University provides top-ranked multidisciplinary training in the biological and biomedical sciences. The GG&D Field builds on the strong tradition of interdisciplinary training at Cornell and is composed of more than 55 faculty members from 15 departments in 5 colleges. The field has particular strengths in the following research areas: Genetics; Developmental Biology; Population Structure and Molecular Evolution; Molecular Genetics; Genomics; Computational Biology; and Plant Genetics. Graduate students in the Field of GG&D obtain outstanding training in genomics, genetics and development and acquire analytical tools that enable them to understand the mechanisms of inheritance, development, mutation, gene regulation, and population structure and evolution. The Cornell campus offers state-of-the-art facilities and provides many opportunities for collaboration. This fertile environment, led by an enthusiastic and dedicated faculty, provides a rigorous training environment. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in research universities and institutes, undergraduate colleges, and industry.

Cornell University is unique among the top dozen "research universities" (as identified by US News) in being situated in a small city, which affects the quality of life, creating a friendly and supportive atmosphere for graduate students.

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GG&D is one of several Graduate Fields in the life sciences at Cornell. For an overview of graduate education in the life sciences see:

Student Highlights

Simone WhiteGGD student Simone White was inducted into the Cornell chapter of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. More

Jaclyn BubnellGGD student Jaclyn Bubnell was awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.

Julia GoodrichGGD student Julia Goodrich won the 2015 Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award.

Batao LiuGGD student Chenxi Tian received the 2014 LPS Best Paper Award.

Batao LiuGGD student Cheng Chen received the 2014 Wellnitz Best Paper Award.

Batao LiuGGD student Tiffany St. Bernard was awarded a prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. More

Batao LiuGGD student Amy Poe received Honorable Mention for her application of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. More

Batao LiuGGD student Joel Brown received the CALS Outstanding TA Award.

Batao LiuGGD student Jen Apger-McGlaughon received the Rita and Joe Calvo TA Award. More

Simone WhiteGGD student Simone White, jointly supervised by Drs. Mariana Wolfner and Andy Clark, was awarded "Research Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research."


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