Dr. Jonathan Kniss

  Dr. Jonathan Kniss

Dr. Jonathan Kniss

Assistant Professor

Science Center 230 Science Center

(716) 673-3282

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Ph.D., University of Oregon

I am a developmental biologist that studies the processes of cell migration, organ formation and regeneration.


B.S. Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz (2004)
Ph.D. Biology, University of Oregon (2012)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stowers Institute for Medical Research (2012-2017)
Assistant Professor of Biology, SUNY Fredonia (2018-present)

Office Hours

Monday: 3:00-4:00
Tuesday: 1:00-3:00
Wednesday: 11:00-12:00
Friday: 10:00-11:30
Or by appointment

Teaching Interests

Studying for Success (BIOL 100 - 1st year seminar)
Human Biology (BIOL 110 - Fredonia Foundations)
Introductory Cell and Molecular Biology (BIOL 133)
Developmental Biology (BIOL 435)
Stem Cells and Regeneration (BIOL 450/493/550)
Developmental Neurobiology (BIOL 450/550)

Research Interests

Zebrafish (Danio rerio) development. My lab uses cell and molecular biology approaches to investigate the formation and regeneration of sensory organs along the zebrafish lateral line.

Awards and Honors

  • Pennica Biology Faculty Research Award, Dr. Diane Pennica (2021).