Tiffany Jamann fulfilled the requirements for her Ph.D. degree in 2014. Her research was supervised by Rebecca Nelson. She focused on the genetics of disease resistance in maize, specifically on mapping host resistance to foliar pathogens. Before coming to Cornell Tiffany earned a BS degree in Biology and a BA in German from Moravian College. After completing her degree Tiffany was a postdoctoral scholar at North Carolina State University under the direction of Jim Holland where she examined adaptation in maize landraces. She joined the faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August 2015 where her program focuses on disease resistance in maize.