585 Cobb Avenue, MD 0111
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Fax: (470) 578-9110
If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please contact the Office of
Intellectual Property Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Christopher Cornelison
- Director of Intellectual Property Development
- Ex Officio Member - Intellectual Property Committee
- Assistant Professor of Microbiology
Phone: (470) 578-5115
Dr. Cornelison earned his B.S. in microbiology at the University of Georgia in 2009,
and his M.S. and Ph.D. in applied and environmental microbiology at Georgia State
University in 2011 and 2013, respectively. He then served as a post-doctoral research
associate with the U.S. Forest Service until 2016 when he joined Kennesaw State University
as a research scientist (now assistant professor) in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and the director of the BioInnovation Laboratory. He served as associate director of undergraduate research for two years before becoming director of the Office of Intellectual Property Development in spring 2020 when the new support unit was established within the Office of Research.
Dr. Cornelison directs externally funded research in his laboratory at KSU and is
engaged in mentoring graduate and undergraduate researchers on campus. He serves as
an ad hoc reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed journals, is a board member of the Georgia
Bat Working Group, and is a co-chair of the Society for Industrial Microbiology and
Biotechnology’s (SIMB) Recent Advancements in Microbial Control conference (RAMC).
Dr. Cornelison has received funding from the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy, the Georgia Department of Agriculture, and
Bat Conservation International.