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Academic Staff

Academic Staff

Michael J. Baker

Michael Baker

Senior Extension Associate
With over 30 years of experience working at the county, regional and state level, this program has emphasized development and implementation of marketing programs for small farms typical of the northeast.
Kathryn Barrett

Kathryn Barrett

Senior Extension Associate
Dairy Farm Advisor Skills Training-DairyFAST.
Agriservice professionals play a key role in disseminating information to dairy producers. As farmers implement management practices and appropriate technology they turn to agriservice professionals for information and advice.
Karl Czymmek

Karl Czymmek

Senior Extension Associate
My focus is dairy extension in the area of nutrient management and environmental impact. This work allows me to observe evolving critical questions in the field and to work with faculty and staff in AS, BEE and CSS to address the issues and extend information back to producers, field staff and farm advisors.

Sanjay Gami

Research Associate
My focus is mainly on organization and management of Nutrient Management Spear Program (NMSP) Lab, conducting all laboratory analyses of soil and plant samples for various projects and support laboratory based project.
 
Sarah Giesy

Sarah Giesy

Research Associate
I work in the laboratory of Yves Boisclair where we study hormonal regulation of metabolism using both in vivo and in vitro techniques.    We utilize a variety of animal models including the dairy cow, sheep, and mice.  I provide leadership in all phases of the research work performed by the laboratory: drafting protocols, designing, conducting and analyzing scientific experiments, and supporting the graduate and undergraduate lab members.
 
Jim Giles

James Giles

Lecturer
I coordinate the undergraduate advising program within the Department of Animal Science.  My teaching efforts are directed at teaching the laboratory portion of Domestic Animal Biology (BioAP 1100), teaching two-seven week module classes that address the reproductive biology of canines (AnSc 2710) and felines (AnSc 2720), and teaching the reproductive physiology laboratory class (AnSc 2410).  I also work in the laboratory of Dr. Pat Johnson using the domestic laying hen as a model for ovarian adenocarcinoma in women.
 
Curt Gooch

Curt Gooch

Senior Extension Associate
The PRO-DAIRY dairy environmental systems program is responsible for identifying, developing, documenting, and introducing innovative methods in dairy housing and waste management systems that enhances animal performance, well-being, efficiency, environmental compliance, overall farm profitability, and individual farm and industry sustainability.
Debbie Grusenmeyer

Deborah Grusenmeyer

Senior Extension Associate
Collaborate and work closely with county or regional 4-H Extension educators with dairy youth responsibilities by providing educational material, resources, guest participation and guidance.
Kason Karzes

Jason Karszes

Senior Extension Associate
I have been involved in developing new statewide educational programs, supporting existing educational programs, training extension educators agri-service personnel, conducting applied research, teaching Cornell Dairy Fellows, and working on-farm with farm families.
Joe Lawrence

Joe Lawrence

Dairy Forage Systems Specialist
The PRO-DAIRY Dairy Forage Systems Management program works to integrate agronomic management of forage crops with harvest and feeding practices to optimize the use of forages in the dairy ration.  We work to foster collaboration with numerous Cornell Cooperative Extension programs and specialist, farmers and industry professionals.   We incorporate on-farm research, including crop variety and field management trials, educational materials, and on-farm programs directed towards farmers and agri-service professionals in a whole farm approach to forage management.
Rob Lynch

Robert Lynch

Dairy Herd Health & Management Specialist
The PRO-DAIRY Dairy Herd Health and Management program focusses on enhancing dairy management strategies to improve herd health, productivity, and farm profitability. I support New York State dairy producers by leading educational programs, integrating research results, identifying research needs, collaborating on-farm with advisors, and participating in industry wide initiatives.
 
Blake Nguyen, DVM
I work with dairy cattle, students, and dairy producers on herd health management and achieving production system excellence. I am interested in data-based decision-making and dairy management strategies for achieving animal health, productivity, and profitability goals. In my position at Cornell, I intend to help continue the trajectory of the dairy programs in both the Department of Animal Science and the College of Veterinary Medicine to be centers for discipline-leading dairy education and innovation.
 
Dana Palmer

Dana Palmer

Senior Extension Associate
By offering relevant, real-world opportunities for school-aged youth to experience the many disciplines involved in caring for domestic and captive animals, I strive to engage learners in teachable moments that will inspire them to pursue higher education or careers involving companion animals or livestock species.
tatiana Stanton

Tatiana Stanton

Extension Associate
Dr. Tatiana L. Stanton is the primary organizer of the Cornell Goat Program. She also helped develop and co-chairs the New York Small Farm Livestock Processing Issues Work Team funded and supported by the Cornell Small Farms Program. The work team provides resources on marketing and processing livestock.
Marko Vatamaniuk

Marko Vatamaniuk

Senior Research Associate
We are trying to understand the physiology of antioxidant defense and its influence on blood glucose level in transgenic and knockout mouse models of major antioxidant enzymes GPX1 and SOD1. We explore the molecular mechanisms of different factors involved in the interrelationships among antioxidant defense, glucose homeostasis and insulin secretion.
 
Eugene Won

Eugene T. Won

Senior Research Associate
Research and teaching focus on fish biology and sustainable aquaculture. Past work includes researching regulation of the endocrine growth axis in striped bass; developing alternative protein sources for aquafeeds to replace commercial fishmeal; commercial sturgeon and hybrid striped bass aquaculture; fish hatchery spawning.