Project Personnel

Cucurbit Breeding

Here you will find the list of project personnel, including technicians, visiting scientists, graduate students, and interns.

For those of you interested in the history of those who have worked here, see the

For graduate students, see graduate students at work in cucurbit breeding.

New personnel, see getting established.

Project Leader

  • Carlos Iglesias, Plant Breeding Center Director


  • Sandie Wash, Accounting assistant

Graduate Students

  • Emily Silverman (U.S.A.), RA – Seed storage and germination in stevia, PhD 2021: Currently research specialist for North Carolina State Univ.

Visiting Scientists / Postdoctoral Research Associates

  • Nebahat Sari (Turkey), Visiting Scientist, Propagation of stevia, 2019-2020

Project Assistants

  • Alexander Trovillion, Greenhouse assistant

Plant Pathways Company

  • Todd Wehner, CSO and WNR Distinguished Professor emeritus
  • Emily Silverman, Plant breeder
  • Karleigh Kershner, Field assistant
  • Gene Bolyard, Greenhouse assistant