Meet the 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.
Assistant Researcher - @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

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
Matteo Serena, PhD (Sr. Mgr. - Irrigation research, USGA) Tyler Mock, PhD (Assistant Cotton Breeder, BASF)
Pawel Petelewicz, PhD (Assistant Professor, UF/IFAS) Ryan Nichols, MS (Regional Sales Manager, NuFarm; Western U.S.)
Marco Schiavon, PhD (Assistant Professor, UF/IFAS) Alea Pedroza, MS (FMC Market Specialist, T&O and Structural Solutions)
Mingying Xiang, PhD (Assistant Professor, West Texas A&M) Nicholas Hoisington, MS (Golf Course Superintendent, River's Edge; OR)
Priti Saxena, PhD (Assistant Professor, CalPoly Pomona) Brent Barnes, MS (Ornamental Plant Breeder, Plant21 LLC)
Fayek Negm, PhD
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   Brandon Lehman