Ivor T. Knight, Ph.D.

Dr. Ivor T. Knight
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, Penn State Behrend
Professor, Biology
Office Phone
Office Location
103 Glenhill Farmhouse
ERIE, PA 16563
Research Interests

Development and application of novel molecular genetic technologies for clinical evaluation of genetic variation, microbial diagnostics and environmental biology


Lateral Moves: An engaging history reveals the scientific struggle to understand horizontal gene transfer, Science - August 10, 2018

High-Speed Melting Analysis: The Effect of Melting Rate on Small Amplicon Microfluidic Genotyping., Clinical chemistry - October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 1, 2017

Automated Microfluidic Platform for Serial Polymerase Chain Reaction and High-Resolution Melting Analysis., Journal of laboratory automation - June 1, 2016

Automated Classification and Cluster Visualization of Genotypes Derived from High Resolution Melt Curves., PloS one - November 25, 2015

Microfluidic genotyping by rapid serial PCR and high-speed melting analysis., Clinical chemistry - October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 1, 2014

Environmental Vibrio parahaemolyticus DNA signatures validation., Systematic and applied microbiology - December 1, 2011

Comprehensive DNA signature discovery and validation., PLoS computational biology - May 1, 2007

Temperature-induced recovery of Vibrio cholerae from the viable but nonculturable state: growth or resuscitation?, Microbiology (Reading, England) - February 1, 1995

Benthic Distribution of Sewage Sludge Indicated by Clostridium perfringens at a Deep-Ocean Dump Site., Applied and environmental microbiology - January (1st Quarter/Winter) 1, 1993

Direct detection of Salmonella spp. in estuaries by using a DNA probe., Applied and environmental microbiology - April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 1, 1990

Simple, rapid method for direct isolation of nucleic acids from aquatic environments., Applied and environmental microbiology - March 1, 1989


Ph D, Microbiology, University of Maryland

BS, Animal and Veterinary Science, West Virginia University