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Department of Plant Pathology

Dr. Trevor Rife

Dr. Trevor Rife

Research Assistant Professor

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Kansas State University
4713 Throckmorton PSC
1712 Claflin Road
Manhattan, KS 66506

Ph: +1-785-532-6176
Fx: +1-785-532-5692


  • Ph.D. in Genetics, Kansas State University, 2016
  • B.S. in Molecular Biology, University of Wyoming, 2011


  • Prospector: a mobile app for high‑throughput NIRS phenotyping. TW Rife, C Courtney, J Hershberger, B Shaver, MA Gore, M Neilsen, JA Poland arXiv (2021). URL: https://arxiv.org/abs/2104.07071

  • The Aegilops ventricosa 2NvS segment in bread wheat: cytology, genomics and breeding. L Gao, DH Koo, P Juliana, T Rife, D Singh, C Lemes da Silva, T Lux, KM Dorn, M Clinesmith, P Silva, X Wang, M Spannagl, C Monat, B Friebe, B Steuernagel, GJ Muehlbauer, S Walkowiak, C Pozniak, R Singh, N Stein, M Mascher, A Fritz, J Poland. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 134 (FEB. 2021) PP. 529–542. DOi: 10.1007/s00122-020-03712-y. 


Phenomics co‑lead on Innovation Lab for Crop Improvement, focused on modernizing breeding data collection


Staff & Students

  • Ethan Faryna, Program/Project Manager
  • Chaney Courtney, Computational Scientist