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Awais Khan

November 8, 2016

Awais Khan
Awais Khan

Awais Khan, associate professor, School of Integrative Plant Science, Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology Section
Academic focus: disease resistance mechanisms in rosaceous fruit
Previous positions: senior scientist, International Potato Center, Lima, Peru, 2012-16; postdoctoral researcher, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2010-12; postdoctoral researcher, University of York, England, 2008-10
Academic background: B.Sc., plant breeding and genetics, University College of Agriculture Rawalakot-Azad Kashmir, Pakistan, 2001; M.Sc., tropical and international agriculture, Georg-August University, Göttingen, Germany, 2003; Ph.D., molecular plant breeding and quantitative genetics, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Switzerland, 2007
Last book read: “The Botany of Desire” by Michael Pollan
In his own time: travel, spending time with family, being in nature
Current research project: Genetics and biotechnology based approaches to understand mechanisms and enhance disease resistance in rosaceaous fruits.
What most excites you about Cornell: Excellence in plant science, contributions to international agriculture, apple germplasm collection, and long history of research on apples