Atkinson Center Leadership

Graham Kerslick


Executive Director
200 Rice Hall

A leading research center administrator at Cornell since 2001, Kerslick has served as associate director of the Energy Materials Center at Cornell (EMC2), the Center on the Microenvironment and Metastasis (CMM), and Cornell's Nanobiotechnology Center (NBTC). Previously, he worked as principal scientist at XRT Corporation, a medical technology company in Minneapolis, and as a researcher in Cornell's Laboratory of Plasma Studies. Kerslick holds a PhD in physics from Imperial College, London.

Since first moving to Ithaca in 1983, Kerslick has helped make our community a richer and more sustainable place to live. Currently an alderman on the City of Ithaca's Common Council, he previously served as an appointed member of Ithaca's Parks Commission and as a board member for the Kitchen Theatre Company and GreenStar Cooperative Market. Kerslick continues to enjoy local theater and local food, as well as hiking, swimming, and gardening.