John C. Sanford
Geneva, New York 14456
Date of Birth: June 28,1950
Family status: Married, three children
(6,14, and 17 years old)
Minnesota-St. Paul BS 1976 Horticulture
Wisconsin-Madison MS 1978 Plant
Wisconsin-Madison Ph.D. 1980 Plant Breeding/Plant
Academic Positions Held
1994-present. Associate Professor, Dept. of Horticultural Sciences,
Cornell University. 20% appointment.
1986-1994. Associate Professor, Dept. of Horticultural Sciences, Cornell
University. Responsibilities - 100% research.
1980-1986. Assistant Professor (as above).
1976-1980. Research Assistant, Dept. of Horticulture, University of
Wisconsin - Madison. Thesis topic - ploidy manipulations in potato.
Current Academic Research
The main thrust of my research is to work at the interface between
molecular genetics and plant breeding, for the purpose of crop improvement. My
central research objectives currently involve a) applying transformation
technologies to horticultural crops, and b) studying new methods for the
transfer of high molecular weight DNA into plants.
Adjunct Assoc. Prof. of Botany - Duke University, Durham, NC.
Distinguished Inventor Award (J. Sanford, E. Wolf, N. Allen) 1990, Central
New York Patent Law Association.
Over 70 publications and over 14 patents.
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