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Technical and support staff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Judy 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

David 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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Technical and support staff