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Emeritus Faculty

Elizabeth D. Earle

Elizabeth D. Earle

Professor Emeritus
Elizabeth Earle's interests are use of plant tissue culture and gene transfer techniques to improve crop plants and in the appropriate deployment and public acceptance of materials altered in these ways.
Vernon Gracen

Vernon Gracen

Adjunct Professor
Vernon Gracen develops the curriculum for Cornell's Transnational Learning Program for the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics. This involves the development of workshops, short courses and full MSc/PHD training curricula for training plant breeders in traditional breeding methods and application of new molecular technologies to applied breeding programs.
Steven D. Tanksley

Steven D. Tanksley

Professor Emeritus
Steven Tanksley's research involves discovering the function of gene key for crop improvement, as well as identifying new and useful genes from the wild relatives of crop plants.