Research

POSTDOCTORAL POSTS

Research

Research associates

postdoctoral fellows

Resident scientists at California Botanic Garden include postdoctoral fellows who are supported on external grants and resident scholars who call the Garden their research home. 

CARRIE KIEL, PHD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Kiel earned her doctoral degree from Claremont Graduate University (Class of 2016). Her dissertation was titled: "Unraveling relationships among the morphologically diverse and taxonomically complex ‘justicioid’ lineage (Acanthaceae) and the evolution of androecial form in New World Justicia".

RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

California Botanic Garden offers botanists and other professionals in the field appointments as Research Associates.  These individuals, by virtue of their affiliation with CalBG, are offered the use of the plant sciences facilities at the Garden.  Staff and plant scientists at RSABG form mutually beneficial collaborations on conservation and research projects with our Research Associates.  These are honorific 3-year appointments without remuneration. Appointments may be renewed upon review.

Robert Lee

Allen, MS

Adjunct Professor
Orange Coast College | Santiago Canyon College
Mission Viejo
,
CA

Carol

Annable, MS

Botanical Consultant
Ojai
,
CA

Paul

Beardsley, PhD

Associate Professor
California State Polytechnic University
Pomona
,
CA

David W.

Becker, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Biology
Pomona College
Claremont
,
CA

Hester L.

Bell, PhD

Research Associate
California Botanic Garden
Claremont
,
CA

Edward

Bobich, PhD

Professor
Department of Biological Sciences, California State Polytechnic University
Pomona
,
CA

Steve

Boyd, MS

Former Curator of the Herbarium
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Riverside
,
CA

Fred

Brooks, PhD

Plant Pathologist
Pomona
,
CA

Stephen H.

Bryant, PhD

Professor Emeritus
California State Polytechnic University
Pomona
,
CA

Clyde

Calvin, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Biology
Portland State University
Portland
,
OR

John R.

Clark, PhD

Executive Director
Center for Plant Conservation
St. Louis
,
MO

Allen

Cooper, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Loma Linda
,
CA

Pam

De Vries, MS

Botanist, Restoration Ecologist
Pine Mountain Club
,
CA

Josh

Der, PhD

Assistant Professor
Calfornia State University, Fullerton
Fullerton
,
CA

Barbara

Eisenstein

Independent consultant
South Pasadena
,
CA

Thomas S.

Elias, PhD

Former Director, U.S. National Arboretum
Claremont
,
CA

Norman C.

Ellstrand, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Genetics
University of California, Riverside
Riverside
,
CA

Kristen

Fisher, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences CSU Los Angeles
Los Angeles
,
CA

Amanda

Fisher, PhD

Assistant Professor
California State University
Long Beach
,
CA

Lorrae

Fuentes

Science educator; Instructor
Department of Biology CSU San Bernardino
Riverside
,
CA

Jennifer

Funk, PhD

Professor; Program Director
Chapman University
Orange
,
CA

Matt

Guilliams

Curator of the Clifton F. Smith Herbarium
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Santa Barbara
,
CA

Dylan P.

Hannon

Curator
Rose Hills Foundation Conservatory for Botanical Science Huntington Botanical Gardens
San Marino
,
CA

James

Henrickson, PhD

Research Associate
Plant Resources Center The University of Texas at Austin
Austin
,
TX

Stephen

Hodges

Biological Technician
Joshua Tree National Park
Twentynine Palms
,
CA

Michael

Honer, MS

Botanical Consultant
Goleta
,
CA

Amanda

Ingram, PhD

Professor
Department of Biology, Wabash College
Crawfordsville
,
IN

Nick

Jensen, Ph.D.

Lead Conservation Scientist
California Native Plant Society
Orange
,
CA

Leigh A.

Johnson, PhD

Professor; Associate Director for Research and Collections
Monte L. Bean Museum, Brigham Young University
Provo
,
UT

Jon E.

Keeley, PhD

Research Scientist
USGS Western Ecological Research Center
Three Rivers
,
CA

Jason

Koontz, PhD

Professor
Augustana College
Rock Island
,
IL

Tasha

La Doux, PhD

Assistant Director
Sweeney Granite Mountain Desert Research Center
Kelso
,
CA

Amy

Litt, PhD

Associate Professor
Plant Evolution & Development UC Riverside
Riverside
,
CA

John J.

MacDonald, Jr.

Photographer
Phelan
,
CA

Maria Cristina

Martinez Habibe, PhD

Profesora/Investigadora
Departamento de Quimica y Biologia Universidad del Norte
Barranquilla
,
Colombia

Saeideh

Mashayekhi

Laboratory Instructor & Demonstrator
University of Sydney
North Wollongong
,
NSW, Australia

Christopher J.

McDonald, PhD

Natural Resources Advisor; County Co-Director
UC Cooperative Extension
San Bernardino
,
CA

Richard P.

McNeill

Ecologist
Joshua Tree National Park
Twentynine Palms
,
CA

Nicolas

Medina

Postdoctoral Associate
University of Maryland
College Park
,
MD

Evan P.

Meyer

Assistant Director
Mathias Botanical Garden UC Los Angeles
Los Angeles
,
CA

Char

Miller, PhD

Director, Environmental Analysis Program
Pomona College
Claremont
,
CA

Orlando

Mistretta, MA

Botanical Consultant
Upland
,
CA

Sandra

Namoff, PhD

Botanist
Orange
,
CA

Bart

O'Brien

Director
Regional Parks Botanic Garden, Tilden Regional Park
Richmond
,
CA

Jorge

Ochoa

Instructor, Horticulture Department
Long Beach City College
Long Beach
,
CA

Jennifer

Pilapil

Operations Manager
Center for Oral Health, Western University
Pomona
,
CA

Muriel

Poston, PhD

Professor
Pitzer College
Claremont
,
CA

Linda M.

Prince MacKechnie, PhD

Research Affiliate
The Field Museum
Chicago
,
IL

Nancy F.

Refulio-Rodriguez, PhD

ResearchGate
Berlin
,
Germany

Richard E.

Riefner

Biological & Botanical Consultant
Riefner & Associates
Menifee
,
CA

Fred M.

Roberts, Jr.

Independent botanical survey consultant
Oceanside
,
CA

Andrew C.

Sanders

Curator/ Senior Museum Scientist
UC Riverside Herbarium
Riverside
,
CA

Michael G.

Simpson, PhD

Professor
Department of Biology, San Diego State University
San Diego
,
CA

Victor

Steinmann, PhD

Researcher and Professor
Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro
,
CA

R. Douglas

Stone, PhD

Senior Research Associate
University of KwaZulu-Natal
,

Erin

Tripp, PhD

Associate Professor; Curator of Botany
COLO Herbarium, University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder
,
CO

Sula

Vanderplank, PhD

Biodiversity explorer
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Fort Worth
,
TX

Gary D.

Wallace, PhD

Research Associate
California Botanic Garden
Claremont
,
CA

Dwight L.

Whitaker, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Physics & Astronomy Pomona College
Claremont
,
CA

Scott D.

White, MA

Senior Biologist
Aspen Environmental Group
Upland
,
CA

Kimberlyn

Williams, PhD

Professor
Department of Biology, CSU San Bernardino
San Bernardino
,
CA

Justin

Wood, MS

Associate Biologist
Aspen Environmental Group
Upland
,
CA

Felipe

Zapata, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology UC Los Angeles
Los Angeles
,
CA