Genome Biology

The Task Force:

Name Field
Apostolou, Effie WCM Molecular Biology in Medicine
Baird, Barbara Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Bogdanove, Adam Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
Cantley, Lew Weill Department of Medicine
Cerione, Rick Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Clark, Andy Molecular Biology and Genetics
Cohen, Paula Biomedical Sciences
Feschotte, Cedric Molecular Biology and Genetics
Fischbach-Teschl, Claudia Biomedical Engineering
Koretzky, Gary Academic Integration
Lipkin, Steve Weill Department of Medicine
Lis, John Molecular Biology and Genetics
Shu-Bing Qian Nutritional Sciences
Sethupathy, Praveen Biomedical Sciences
Soloway, Paul Nutritional Sciences
Yu, Haiyuan Biological Statistics and Computational Biology


The Charge:

The Genome Biology Task Force will develop a strategic plan that includes recommendations to shape future recruitment, graduate training, and infrastructure investments for the coming years. While the plan will shape investments on the Ithaca campus, the task force includes key participants from Weill Cornell Medicine in order to further unify our campuses academically and take advantage of aggregate strengths in genomics and genomic medicine in developing multi-investigator proposals.

The task force will shape and strengthen programs in gene regulation, genomics, gene repair, and genetic medicine, as well as other areas of basic and applied biology. The planning exercise should be completed within the 2016-17 academic year, and it is anticipated that the task force will play a critical, ongoing role in coordinating and facilitating recruitments, fostering collaborations, and implementing other aspects of the recommendations.