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Tropical Research And Education Center

Tropical Research And Education Center

Ana I. Vargas

Biological Scientist III – Eco-physiology Laboratory

Ana Vargas is a biologist at the Tropical Research and Educational Center, University of Florida. She has two Bachelor of Science degrees, one in Agronomy from the University of Pinar del Rio, Cuba and a second in Biological Science from Florida International University, Miami. She also has a Masters of Engineering degree from Florida International University, Miami. She worked as an extension agent in agronomy and a research technician in entomology prior to her current position as a biological scientist in ecophysiology of subtropical and tropical plants.


18905 SW 280 St.
Homestead, FL 33031-3314
(786) 217-9266

  • Education
    • M.S. Engineering Management, Florida International University, 2012
    • B.S. Biology, Florida International University, 2011
    • A.A. Miami Dade College, 2006
    • B.S. Agronomy, University of Pinar del Rio, Cuba, 1998
  • Publications
  • Honors and Recognition
    • Achievement Award, Tropical Research and Education Center, University of Florida, Biologist Category, 2022
    • Superior Accomplishment Award, University Level, University of Florida, 2018
    • Superior Accomplishment Award, College Level, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida, 2018