Research

POSTDOCTORAL POSTS

Research

postdoctoral posts

postdoctoral fellows

Resident scientists at Rancho Santa Ana 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

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden offers botanists and other professionals in the field appointments as Research Associates.  These individuals, by virtue of their affiliation with RSABG, 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

Senior Biologist
Bon Terra Consulting Co.
Costa Mesa
,
CA

Carol

Annable, MS

Botanical Consultant
Ojai
,
CA

Paul

Beardsley, PhD

Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
CEMaST Science Educator, California State Polytechnic Institute
Pomona
,
CA

David W.

Becker, PhD

Emeritus Professor of Biology
Pomona College
Claremont
,
CA

Hester L.

Bell, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Claremont
,
CA

Edward

Bobich, PhD

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences
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

David E.

Bramlet

Independent consulting biologist
Newport Beach
,
CA

Fred

Brooks, PhD

Plant Pathologist
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

Department of Basic Sciences/Division of Biochemistry
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, Department of Biological Sciences
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

Professor of Genetics
Department of Botany & Plant Sciences, UC Riverside
Riverside
,
CA

Kristen

Fisher, PhD

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

Lorrae

Fuentes

Science educator; Instructor
Department of Biology CSU San Bernardino
Riverside
,
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 Fellow
Plant Resources Center The University of Texas at Austin
Austiin
,
TX

Stephen

Hodges

Biological Technician
Joshua Tree National Park
Twentynine Palms
,
CA

Michael

Honer, MS

Botanical Consultant
Goleta
,
CA

Amanda

Ingram, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology
Department of Biology, Wabash College
Crawfordsville
,
IN

Leigh A.

Johnson, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology; Herbarium Curator
Department of Integrative Biology Brigham Young University
Provo
,
UT

Jon E.

Keeley, PhD

Research Ecologist
USGS Western Ecological Research Center, Sequoia National Park
Three Rivers
,
CA

Jason

Koontz, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology
Augustana College
Rock Island
,
IL

Tasha

La Doux, PhD

Assistant Director
Sweeney Granite Mountain Desert Research Center
Kelso
,
CA

Amy

Litt, PhD

Assistant Professor & Assistant Biologist
Plant Evolution & Development UC Riverside
Riverside
,
CA

John J.

MacDonald, Jr.

Photographer
Phelan
,
CA

Mar�a Cristina

Mart�nez 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

Desert Natural Resources Advisor
UC Cooperative Extension
San Bernardino
,
CA

Richard P.

McNeill

Ecologist
Joshua Tree National Park
Twentynine Palms
,
CA

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

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

Linda M.

Prince MacKechnie, PhD

Research Associate
The Field Museum
Chicago
,
IL

Nancy F.

Refulio-Rodriguez, PhD

Visiting Scientist
European Molecular Biology Laboratory
Schwetzingen
,
Germany

Richard E.

Riefner

Independent consultant/research biologist/botanist
Menifee
,
CA

Fred M.

Roberts, Jr.

Independent botanical survey consultant
Oceanside
,
CA

Andrew C.

Sanders

Curator/ Senior Museum Scientist
UC Riverside Herbarium
Riverside
,
CA

Rudolf

Schmid, PhD

Professor Emeritus
Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley
Kensington
,
CA

Michael G.

Simpson, PhD

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

Victor

Steinmann, PhD

Botanist
San Bernardino
,
CA

Erin

Tripp, PhD

Assistant Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology; 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

Michael

Wall

Former Curator, Seed Conservation at RSABG
Hemet
,
CA

Gary D.

Wallace, PhD

Research Associate
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Claremont
,
CA

Dwight L.

Whitaker, PhD

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

Scott D.

White, MS

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