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Graduate Field of Horticulture faculty

Members of the Graduate Field of Horticulture reside in the Department of Horticulture on both the Ithaca and Geneva campuses. In addition, some faculty members of other departments such as Plant Biology, Plant Breeding, Crop and Soil Science, Food Science, etc., are also members of the field. Use this guide to find graduate faculty who share your interests.

Faculty in the Graduate Field of Horticulture

Nina Bassuk

Nina Bassuk

Urban horticulture
Woody landscape plants
Landscape management
Plant propagation
Cornell Structural Soil
Mark Bridgen

Mark Bridgen

Professor; Director, Long Island Horticultural Research and Extension Center
Ornamental plant breeding
Cell and tissue culture
Greenhouse floriculture
Susan Brown

Susan Brown

Herman M. Cohn Professor of Agriculture and Life Science
Plant breeding (apples)
Marker-assisted breeding 
yu jiang

Yu Jiang

Assistant Research Professor
Agricultural robotics, artificial intelligence in agriculture, image processing, high throughput plant phenotyping.
Rui Liu

Rui Hai Liu

Functional foods/nutraceuticals
Bioactive compounds in natural products and herbal remedies
Phytochemicals in fruits, vegetables and whole grains
Bill Miller

Bill Miller

Floriculture, greenhouse and nursery crops
Post-harvest management
Flower bulbs
Anu Rangarajan

Anusuya Rangarajan

Director, Cornell Small Farm Program
Fresh market vegetable production
Sustainable agriculture
Reduced tillage
Organic vegetable production
Small farms
Sonja Skelly

Sonja Skelly

Adjunct Associate Professor and Director of Education, Cornell Botanic Gardens
Public garden management
Plants and human well being
School & youth gardening
Adult education
Nancy Wells

Nancy Wells

Associate Professor, Human Ecology
Environmental psychology
Human-environment interaction
School gardens
Ecological literacy
David Wolfe

David Wolfe

Environmental and stress physiology
Soil health and water management
Climate change
​Vegetable crops.