Michael R. Mazourek

Calvin Knoyes Keeney Assistant Professor of Plant Breeding
School of Integrative Plant Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Contact Information

248 Emerson Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
p: (607) 254-7526

Michael R. Mazourek

Calvin Knoyes Keeney Assistant Professor of Plant Breeding
School of Integrative Plant Science, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Expertise
Vegetable breeding for organic systems that combines flavor with resilience

Current Research Interest
Oomycete resistance; striped cucumber beetle non-preference; flavor innovation in vegetables; plant genomics

Distinction
Grist 50: The 50 People You’ll Be Talking About in 2016
Saveur Magazine, Saveur 100—Honeynut Squash #39
Cap Creal Journalism Award

Selected Publications
Brzozowki, Lauren, William L. Holdsworth, and Michael Mazourek. “‘DMR-NY401’: A New Downy Mildew–resistant Slicing Cucumber.” HortScience 51, no. 10 (2016):1294-1296.

Brzozowki, Lauren, Brian M. Leckie, Jeffrey Gardner, Michael P. Hoffmann, and Michael Mazourek. “Curcurbita pepo Subspecies Delineates Striped Cucumber Beetle (Acalymma vittatum) Preference.” Horticulture Research 3 (2016): 16028.  

Cornell Research Website Article
Breeding for Hardiness—the Organic Way