Cornell Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowship

All Fellows
"I’m excited that I will be initiating collaborations to open up new questions and new fields.”

Vivekinan L. Ashok

Government, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Group:
Peter Enns

Research: Behavioral Political Economics

Previous Affiliation: PhD, Yale University

Research Story: Interpreting Public Opinion

Andrew Campana

Asian Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Group:
Brett de Bary

Research: Japanese Poetry across Multimedia

Previous Affiliation: PhD, Harvard University

Research StoryPoets, Artists, Game Makers, and New Media

Steve Choi

Astronomy, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Group:
Gordon Stacey; Michael Niemack

Research: Precision Cosmology

Previous Affiliation: PhD, Princeton University

Mackenzie Cooley

History, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Group:
Peter R. Dear

Research: Cooley explores the intertwining of human, animal, and environmental history, with an emphasis on the topic, race—how it evolved from a descriptor for controlled animal progeny to a human phenotype categorization.

Previous Affiliation: PhD, Stanford University

Research Story: Humans, Animals, Race, History—Intertwined

Jessica Cooper

Anthropology, College of Arts and Sciences; Cornell Law School

Research: People across Power Divides in Social Service Institutions

Previous Affiliation: PhD, Princeton University

Tyler Coverdale

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Research Group:
Anurag Agrawal

Research: Evolutionary Tradeoffs in Biodiversity

Previous Affiliation: PhD, Princeton University

Chih-chun Lin

Molecular Biology and Genetics, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Group:
Andrew G. Clark

Research: Lin studies microbe-host interactions, concentrating on the beneficial relationships between microbe and host, including the gut-bacteria partnership.

Previous Affiliation: PhD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

Research StoryBacteria and Their Hosts, Good Companions

Erin Stache

Chemistry and Chemical Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Group:
Geoffrey Coates; Brett Fors

Research: Polymers with New Properties for Societal Plastics Demand

Previous Affiliation: PhD, Colorado State University

Research StoryPlastics, Can’t Get Away from Using Them

Rong Ye

Chemistry and Chemical Biology, College of Arts and Sciences

Research Group:
Peng Chen

Research: Rong Ye, also known as Rocky, investigates catalysis, with emphasis on developing techniques for seeing single particles in action.

Previous Affiliation: PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Research StoryCatalysis—Focusing in to See the Action