Skip to main content

April 2024

A Tiger Swallowtail butterfly.

Conservation may seem like something that scientists do to protect species that many people only ever see in zoos. But conservation can happen everywhere, such as in your backyard. Cornell's Dr. Krysten Schuler weighs in on how people can help.
CDV in tigers video screen capture.


Cornell's Dr. Martin Gilbert gives a presentation on "Understanding and Managing Canine Distemper Virus as a Threat to Tiger Conservation" at Cornell University's Department of Natural Resources and the Environment in March 2024. 
David reviewing chain of custody forms for our waterfowl contaminant research project.


As a former undergraduate researcher and now postgraduate research technician with the Cornell Wildlife Health Lab, I have mostly worked on a study of environmental contaminants in hunter-harvested waterfowl....
Fruit bats in flight from Pixabay.

In a new perspective paper in Nature Communications, Cornell's Dr. Raina Plowright and a team of ecologists, infectious disease scientists and policy experts have distilled their collective observations into three recommendations to prevent spillovers and halt epidemics and pandemics before they even start.
Samples being prepared for testing in a biosafety cabinet at the Animal Health Diagnostic Center. Darcy Rose/CVM

Cornell virology experts are sequencing the bird flu virus that recently affected cows in Texas, after work at Cornell and two other veterinary diagnostic laboratories found the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus in cattle samples, a first for this species.
g Red on the Cornell campus nest surveying one of her eggs.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology staff have been working with wildlife veterinarians at Cornell’s Janet L. Swanson Wildlife Hospital to monitor Big Red, the beloved matriarch of the Red-Tailed Hawk Cam. Big Red appears to have sustained an unknown injury to her right foot.
Melissa Fadden performing a rattlesnake necropsy.


My role within the lab is a complex balancing act of time management, project and sample organization, and managing our case data stream. I guide incoming diagnostic case submissions, manage research project samples and submissions, and help facilitate educational activities like wet labs and symposiums....
One Health Asia video screenshot showing a tiger.


In this eCornell keynote presentation, Dr. Martin Gilbert, Helen Lee, and Laura Bernert from the Cornell K. Lisa Yang Center for Wildlife Health share their fieldwork experiences in Asia and help illustrate how the health of wildlife and our own health and well-being are inextricably linked.
Dr. Marta Castelhano, director of the Cornell Veterinary Biobank. Photo: CVM

Dr. Marta Castelhano, director of the Cornell Veterinary Biobank, received the 2024 Outstanding Achievement in Biobanking Award from the International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories.