John C. Sanford is Courtesy Associate Professor of Horticultural Sciences at Cornell University. He holds a Ph.D. in Plant Breeding/Plant Genetics from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. The main thrust of his research has been to work at the interface between molecular genetics and plant breeding, for the purpose of crop improvement. His central research objectives have involved a) applying transformation technologies to horticultural crops, and b) studying new methods for the transfer of high molecular weight DNA into plants.
1980. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ph.D. in Plant Breeding/Plant Genetics
1978. University of Wisconsin-Madison. MS in Plant Breeding/Plant Genetics
1976. University of Minnesota-St. Paul. BS in Horticulture Academic
Positions and Academic Honors
1998 Present Courtesy Associate Professor, Cornell University
1986 - 1998. Associate Professor, Dept. of Horticultural Sciences, Cornell University.
1980 - 1986. Assistant Professor, Dept. of Horticultural Sciences, Cornell University
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.
Publications and Patents
Dr. Sanford has over seventy publications and holds 27 patents