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The Kao-Kniffin Lab at Cornell University
Horticulture Section, School of Integrative Plant Science
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People in the RhizoLab

Jenny Kao-Kniffin Dr. Jenny Kao-Kniffin
Associate Professor
(607) 255-8886
Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, Land Resources
M.S. State University of New York at Binghamton, Biological Sciences
B.S. State University of New York at Binghamton, Environmental Studies
Aleah Butler-Jones
Lab Manager and Extension Support Aide
B.S. Cornell University, Agricultural Sciences
Liang Cheng Liang Cheng
Graduate Student
Ph.D. expected 2020, Cornell University, Horticultural Biology
M.S. Rutgers University, Plant Biology
Joshua Garcia
Graduate Student, NSF Graduate Research Fellow
Ph.D. expected 2021, Cornell University, Horticultural Biology
B.S, UC Davis, Plant Science
Maria Gannett Maria Gannett
Ph.D. expected 2022, Cornell University, Horticultural Biology
M.S. Cornell University, Horticultural Biology
B.S. University of Mary Washington, Environmental Science
Adam Frosolone Adam Frosolone
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Animal Science Major
Micaela Moravek Micaela Moravek
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Human Biology, Health and Society Major
Kristopher Scott Kristopher Scott
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Biology (Statistics) Major

Lab Alumni

Grant Thompson Grant Thompson
Ph.D. student, now Assistant Professor at Iowa State University
Terrence Bell Dr. Terrence Bell
Postdoctoral Researcher, now Assistant Professor at Penn State
> Kevin Panke-Buisse Dr. Kevin Panke-Buisse
Ph.D. student, now Research Scientist at USDA-ARS UW-Madison
Dr. Biao Zhu

Dr. Biao Zhu
Postdoctoral Researcher, now Assistant Professor at Peking University

Sarah Carver

Dr. Sarah Carver
Postdoctoral Researcher, now Research Scientist, PepsiCo

Former undergraduate researchers:

  • Michelle Chen
  • Ololade Olawade
  • Emaleigh Perry
  • Olivia McCandless
  • Laura Kaminsky
  • Sarah Ditton
  • Nadia Nikulin
  • Marcel Ramos
  • Richard Chen
  • Stacey Lee
  • Princess Swan
  • Danielle Park
  • Michael Grome
  • Xiaoyun Gong
  • Lilian Aoki
  • Iffie Ikem
  • Sathaye Priya,
  • Dan Vandam
  • Kemar Trowers