Kao-Kniffin Lab People

Jenny Kao-Kniffin
Jenny Kao-Kniffin

Associate Professor

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Associate Director

Cornell Cooperative Extension

Jenny Kao-Kniffin
Weed science
Urban ecology
Rhizosphere biology
Zachary Butler-Jones
Zachary Butler-Jones

Program/Extension Aide (Kao-Kniffin Lab)

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Zachary Butler-Jones
  • zb97 [at] cornell.edu
Jordan LaPoint
Jordan LaPoint

Graduate Student and Research Aide (Kao-Kniffin Lab)

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Jordan LaPoint
  • jl3294 [at] cornell.edu
Yuzhi Wang
Yuzhi Wang

Research Technician (Kao-Kniffin Lab)

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Yuzhi Wang
  • yw793 [at] cornell.edu
Yejin Son photo
Yejin Son

Graduate Student (Kao-Kniffin Lab)

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Yejin Son
  • ys978 [at] cornell.edu
Connor Lane photo
Connor Lane

Graduate Student (Watkins Lab)

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Connor Lane
  • cml356 [at] cornell.edu
Photo of Ilexis Chu-Jacoby posing in a group of tree roots
Ilexis Chu-Jacoby

Graduate Student (Kao-Kniffin Lab)

School of Integrative Plant Science

Horticulture Section

Ilexis Chu-Jacoby
  • ixc2 [at] cornell.edu
  • Sofia Kashtelyan - B.S. expected 2023, Cornell University, Biological and Environmental Engineering
  • Sammi Lin - B.S. expected 2023, Cornell University, International Agriculture
  • Taelor Matos - B.S. expected 2023, Cornell University, Biology and Society

Former undergraduate researchers:

  • Yuzhi Wang
  • Kendra Cooper-Smith
  • Micaela Moravek
  • Adam Frosolone
  • Kris Scott
  • 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
  • Joshua Garcia - Ph.D. student, now Postdoctoral Fellow at UC-Davis
  • Jennifer Berkowitz - M.S. student co-advised with Thomas Bjorkman
  • Dr. Perl Egendorf - Postdoctoral Researcher, now DSNY Compost Program and Earth Matters
  • Dr. Grant Thompson - Associate at Genus Landscape Architects, Des Moines, Iowa,  
  • Dr. Terrence Bell - Postdoctoral Researcher, now Assistant Professor at Penn State
  • Dr. Kevin Panke-Buisse - Ph.D. student, now Research Scientist at USDA-ARS UW-Madison
  • Dr. Biao Zhu - Postdoctoral Researcher, now Assistant Professor at Peking University
  • Dr. Sarah Carver - Postdoctoral Researcher, now Research Scientist, PepsiCo