Meet the Current Team

Jim Baird, Ph.D.
Turfgrass Specialist - @UCRturfgrass    Email

Research Interests: Saving turfgrass in California and the Southwest
Birthplace: Pueblo, Colorado
Alternative Career: Veterinarian

Marta Pudzianowska, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar - @UCRturfbreeding    Email

Research Interests: Turfgrass breeding, plant secondary metabolites
Birthplace: Radom, Poland
Alternative Career: Graphic designer, Architect

Pawel Orlinski
Junior Specialist - @OrlinskiPawe

Research Interests: Allelopathy, medicinal plants, statistical and chemometric analysis, data mining
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Alternative Career: Programmer, Data Analyst

Matteo Serena, Ph.D.
Assistant Specialist - @UCRturfdrought

Research Interests: Water conservation and salinity management in turfgrass
Birthplace: Vicenza, Italy
Alternative Career: Wine making, Chemist

Christian S. Bowman
Ph.D. Candidate - @csbowman

Research Interests: Turfgrass breeding and genetics
Birthplace: Fullerton, California
Alternative Career: Programmer

Luiz H. Monticelli
Laboratory Assistant - @#



Past Team Members

Lab Members Graduate Students
Pawel Petelewicz, PhD (Assistant Professor, UF/IFAS) Tyler Mock, PhD (Assistant Cotton Breeder, BASF)
Marco Schiavon, PhD (Assistant Professor, UF/IFAS) Ryan Nichols, MS (Regional Sales Manager, NuFarm; Western U.S.)
Mingying Xiang, PhD (Assistant Professor, West Texas A&M) Alea Pedroza, MS (FMC Market Specialist, T&O and Structural Solutions)
Priti Saxena, PhD (Assistant Professor, CalPoly Pomona) Nicholas Hoisington, MS (Golf Course Superintendent, River's Edge; OR)
Fayek Negm, PhD Brent Barnes, MS (Ornamental Plant Breeder, Plant21 LLC)
Toan Khuong, MS (Associate Specialist, UCR)
Vanessa Ferrel, MD (Bronx, NY)
Sandra Glegola   Chiara Ferrari   Chiara Toniatti   Brooke Gomez   Diego Ibarra-Cruz   Victor Herrera   Alessio Forconi
Ada Baldi   Antonio Verzotto   Kataryzna Jagiello-Kubiec   Magali Lopez   Giulio Cremonese   Martino Cuccagna
Andrea Feo   Jacob Gray   Katarzyna Zak   Magda Poleska