Minor, Ronald R.

Cornell Emeritus Professor
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Dr. Ronald R. Minor, Professor of Pathology, joined the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1976. He came to Cornell from the University of Pennsylvania Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Departments of Anatomy and Pathology. For his Ph.D., Dr. Minor received an NIH fellowship in experimental pathology with Dr. John T. McGrath, and he studied embryonic induction and chondrogenic differentiation of somite mesoderm with Dr. James W. Lash. Subsequently, he received NIH support for the following studies: 1) Synthesis and deposition of basement membrane collagen in collaboration with Drs. Nicholas Kefalides and Charles Clark, 2) Embryonic lung development with Dr. Joel Rosenbloom, and 3) Heritable diseases of collagen in domestic animals with Drs. Donald Patterson, Darwin Prockop and Joyce Wootton. In addition, he has received research support from the USDA, The Harold Wetterberg Foundation, The Harry M. Zweig Foundation and the IAMS Company.