Staff in Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology

Nearly 70 staff members work to support the research and administrative goals of the Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology. Staff members support our research scientists, maintain our greenhouses and research fields, and manage administrative functions including communications, finance and outreach.

Below you'll find a directory of staff members

A-K

Peggy AbbottPeggy Abbott
Temporary Service Technician - Aldwinckle - Geneva
Office: A124 Barton Laboratory
Email: mja35@cornell.edu
Tel: (315) 787-2317

Jackie ArmstrongJackie Armstrong
Administrative Assistant - Ithaca
Office: 334 Plant Science
Email: jra7@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 255-3246

Tracy Armstrong-Reuter
Financial Reporting Specialist - Ithaca
Office: 137 Plant Science
Email: tla34@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 255-0262

Zhongmeng BaoZhongmeng Bao
Research Support Specialist - Cartinhour - Ithaca
Lab: 302 Plant Science
Email: zb39@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 254-7297

Jean BonaseraJean Bonasera
Research Support Specialist
- Beer Lab - Ithaca
Lab: 309 Plant Science
Email:jmb50@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 255-2025

Ewa Borejsza-WysockaEwa Borejsza-Wysocka
Research Support Specialist - Aldwinckle - Geneva
Office: 124 Barton Laboratory
Email: eb31@cornell.edu
Tel: (315) 787-2468

Carol Bowden
Technician - Pethybridge - Geneva
Office: Barton Lab
Email: cab525@cornell.edu
Tel: (315) 787-2418
 

Judith BurrJudith Burr
Technician - Wilcox - Geneva
Office: G28 Barton Laboratory
Email: jab12@cornell.edu
Tel: (315) 787-2406

Sara CarpenterSara Carpenter
Technician - Bogdanove - Ithaca
Lab: 341 Plant Science
E-Mail: sc393@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 255-9770

Alicia CaswellAlicia Caswell
Assistant to the Chair - Ithaca - Bergstrom; Assistant to the Director of Graduate Studies-Gray
Office: 334 Plant Science
Email: amd33@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 255-3245

Yen Mei CheungYen Mei Cheung
Technician - Fuchs - Geneva
Lab: 215 Barton Lab
E-Mail: ymc7@cornell.edu
Tel: (315) 787-2472

Barbara Collins-DeHaven
Temporary Service Technician - Burr - Geneva
Email: bac97@cornell.edu

David Combs
Research Support Specialist - Geneva
Email: dbc10@cornell.edu

Rosemary Cox
Research Support Specialist - Fuchs - Geneva
Email: rc434@cornell.edu

Cheryl Craft
Research Support Specialist - Perry - Lake Placid
Email: cmc7@cornell.edu
Uihlein Farm, Lake Placid
Tel: (518) 523-3258

Jaime CummingsJaime Cummings
Research Support Specialist - Bergstrom - Ithaca
Email: jc2246@cornell.edu
Office: 439A, B Plant Science
Tel: (607) 255-8393

Dawn Dailey O'BrienDawn Dailey O'Brien
Extension Support Specialist - Hudler - Ithaca
Office: 410 Plant Science
Email:ddo1@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 255-4162

Diane Dunham
Research Technician - Martin - Ithaca
Office: 318 Boyce Thompson Institute
Email: dmd248@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 254-1386

Andrea GilbertAndrea Gilbert
Financial Reporting Assistant - Ithaca
Office: 134A Plant Science
Email: ag16@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 255-3105

Thomas Hammond
Temporary Greenhouse Worker - Gray - Ithaca
Virology-Nematology Lab
Tel: (607) 255-7895

Tracy HoldridgeTracy Holdridge
Finance and Budget Manager - Ithaca
Office: 330 Plant Science
Email: tlk2@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 255-5474

Lynn Hyatt
Research Support Specialist - Long Island - Daughtrey
Office: Horticultural Extension Research Center
Email: lah54@cornell.edu
Tel: (631) 727-3595

Jason IngramJason Ingram
Technician - Gray - Ithaca
Office: Virology-Nematology Lab
Email: jti2@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 255-4596

Sandra JensenSandra Jensen
Extension Support Specialist - Snover-Clift - Ithaca
Lab: 329 Plant Science
Email: slj2@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 255-7850

Mary Ann KarpMary Ann Karp
Research Support Specialist - E. Nelson -Ithaca
Office: 433 Plant Science
Email: mah31@cornell.edu
Tel: 607/255-7842

Stanley Kawamoto
Research Support Specialist - Bergstrom - Ithaca
Office: 439A Plant Science
Email: sok2@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 255-8393

Kate VanHouter

Kate Keagle
Administrative Assistant  - Geneva
Office: 104 Barton Laboratory
Email: kev35@cornell.edu
Tel; (315) 787-2331 or 49-2331

Judy KolkmanJudy Kolkman
Research Support Specialist - R.Nelson - Ithaca
Office: 303 Plant Science
Email: jmk87@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 255-4783

Rachel Kreis
Temporary Service Technician - Smart - Geneva
Office: 133A Barton Hall
Email: rak284@cornell.edu
Tel: (315)787-2376
 

L-Z

Scott LaGrecaScott LaGreca
Curator - Hodge - Ithaca
Herbarium, 214 Gallus Road
Email:sal66@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 255-2777

Holly LangeHolly Lange
Technician - Smart - Geneva
Office: 222 Barton Laboratory
Email: hlw7@cornell.edu
Tel: (315) 787-2420 or 49-420

Dennis Lawrence
Field Assistant - Perry - Lake Placid
Uihlein Farm
Tel: (518) 523-3258

Dave MacUmberDavid MacUmber
Technician - Fuchs - Geneva
Office: A102 Barton Lab
Email: dmc259@cornell.edu
Tel: (315) 787-2472

Liz Maloney
Technician - Pethybridge - Geneva
Email: ecm228@cornell.edu

Eric MarkelEric Markel
Molecular Biologist - Cartinhour - Ithaca
Office: 413 Plant Science
Email: ejm253@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 255-6733

Pat Marsela-HerrickPat Marsella-Herrick
Research Support Specialist - Fuchs - Geneva
Office: 211 Barton Laboratory
Email: pm12@cornell.edu
Tel: (315) 787-2472

Rachel McCarthy
Extension Support Specialist - Snover-Clift - Ithaca
Office: 412 Plant Science
Email: rpl4@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 255-7871

Mary McKellar

Mary McKellar
Teaching Support Specialist
Office: 229 Plant Science
Email: mem40@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 255-7862

Heather McLane
Technician - Perry - Ithaca
Office: 211 Plant Science
Email: hlm9@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 255-9744

Kathy Moody
Greenhouse Worker, Seasonal- Lake Placid
Uihlein Farm
Email: kjm14@cornell.edu
Tel: (518) 523-3258

Kevin MyersKevin Myers
Technician - Fry - Ithaca
Office: 303F Plant Science
Email: klm25@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 255-3188

Christopher Nobles
Farm Manager - Perry -Lake Placid
Uihlein Farm
Email: cmn5@cornell.edu
Tel: (518) 523-3258

Robert Oman
Farm Manager - Gray - Prattsburg
Golden Nem. Lab, Matoon Rd, Prattsburg, NY
Tel: (607) 522-4127

Tami Payne
Administrative Manager -Ithaca
Office: 136 Plant Science
Email: th47@cornell.edu

Christopher Plank
Greenhouse Worker - Perry - Lake Placid
Uihlein Farm
Tel: (518) 523-3258

Paige Reeves
Technician - Ithaca - Martin
Office: 319 Boyce Thompson Institute
Email: plr58@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 220-9610

Cheryl ReidCheryl Reid
Technician - Burr - Geneva
Office: A122 Barton Laboratory
Email: clr4@cornell.edu
Tel: (315) 787-2328

Emma Rosenthal
Service Technician - Snover-Clift - Ithaca
Office: 310 Plant Science
Email: err74@cornell.edu

Paulina Rychlik 
Research Support Specialist - Daughtrey -Long Island
Long Island Horticulture Research Extension Center
Email: pr393@cornell.edu
Tel: (631) 727-3595

Allison SchloopAllison Schloop
Technician - Perry - Ithaca
211 Plant Science
Email: as3457@cornell.edu

Zack Sexton
Research  Support Specialist - McGrath - Long Island
Long Island Horticulture Research Extension Center
Email: zfs2@cornell.edu
Tel. (631) 727-3595

Dawn SmithDawn Smith
Temporary Service Technician - Gray - Ithaca
Virology-Nematology Lab
Email: dms33@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 255-4596

Paul Stodghill Paul Stodghill
Computational Biologist - Kochian -Ithaca
Office: 321 Plant Science
E-Mail:ps27@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 255-7894

Larry Strack
Field Assistant - Perry- Lake Placid
Uihlein Farm
Tel: (518) 523-3258

David Strickland
Technician - Pethybridge - Geneva
Email: das574@cornell.edu

John SullivanJohn Sullivan
Intern Digitizer - Hodge - Ithaca 
Office: Herbarium, 214 Gallus Road
Email:  js151@cornell.edu

Molly Swartwood Towne
Administrative Assistant - R. Nelson - Ithaca
Office: 303D Plant Science
Email: mas357@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 254-6499

Michele Sweeney
Research Support Specialist - Cilia -Ithaca
Office: Boyce Thompson Institute
Email: mm5424@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 254-6052

David M. ThurstonDavid M. Thurston
Technician - Wang - Ithaca
Nematode Lab
Email: dmt12@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 255-7895

Andy VailAndy Vail
Administrator - Ithaca
Office: 412 Mann
Email: ajv2@cornell.edu
Tel: (607) 255-7864

Mary Jean WelserMary Jean Welser
Technician - Seem - Geneva
Office: 222 Barton Laboratory
Email: mcw3@cornell.edu
(315) 787-2400 or 49-400