Over the past decade, Cornell has recruited a new generation of life scientists who are using recently discovered technologies to answer fundamental questions about organisms and their responses to environmental challenges.

Three of Cornell's "Next-Gen" junior faculty discuss their research that is emblematic of our efforts to address a wide spectrum of rapidly changing challenges to global health. The panel was moderated by Assoc. VP for Research, Andrew Bass and featured Asst. Prof Ruth Ley from Microbiology, Assoc Prof Alex Travis from Biomedical Sciences and the Baker Institute, and Asst. Prof. Cynthia Reinhart-King from Biomedical Engineering.