Ahner Lab research in environmental biotechnology explores how organisms adapt to trace metal stress in the environment and how they in turn influence the form of metals in the environment - for example how plants solubilize, take up, detoxify and sequester metals.
Molecular environmental chemodynamics of organic contaminants, environmental chemistry, environmental toxicology, chemical interactions with inorganic and organic natural particles, molecular biochemical controls in toxicological targets of contaminants, environmental biochemistry, engineering of natural particles for contaminant remediation.
The Cornell Local Roads Program LTAP Center provides training, technical assistance, and information to municipal officials and employees responsible for the maintenance, construction, and management of local highways and bridges in New York State.
Our research and teaching program are built around the application of transport phenomena (e.g., energy and water transport, fluid flow) in biological processes in an effort to better understand their complexities with the intent of improving them through optimization.
Our work focuses largely on understanding interactions between physical hydrology and ecosystems, with the ultimate goal of developing better strategies for protecting water quality and the "natural" environment.
We are interested in using the concept of “cell packaging” to solve some of the toughest problems in the biomedical world. We develop novel biomaterials and engineering approaches to pack live things ranging from single cancer stem cells to multi-cellular organisms for both diagnostic and therapeutic applications.
Our broad mission is to improve the understanding of physical, chemical, and biological processes related to water flow with the ultimate goal of improving and protecting water resources and ecological systems.