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Academic Staff

Carmen Catala

Carmen Catala

Senior Research Associate
Carmen Catalá's research program is focused on elucidating key questions related to auxin synthesis, translocation and the nature of auxin-regulated signaling networks during fruit development, using tomato as a model system. Her goal is to better understand the mechanisms by which auxin is produced and transported in tomato fruit and how these mechanisms are regulated to mediate cell and tissue specific growth and differentiation.
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Giulia Friso

Senior Research Associate
Giulia Friso's current professional objective is to excel in mass spectrometry applied to plant biology and in supervising, training of others in the academic environment. Her aim is to work as close to the cutting edge of mass spectrometry and to follow and implement new developments and tools in plant biology.
Lee Kass

Lee Kass

Visiting Professor
Lee Kass continues consulting and investigating the biodiversity and reproductive biology of Bahamian Plants. She is a resource person for investigators on the Bahama Flora and historians working in the field of botany and genetics.
Thomas Silva

Thomas Silva

Senior Lecturer
Tom Silva's primary focus is in the instruction of plant biology courses for majors and non-majors.