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Tropical Research & Education Center

Tropical Research & Education Center

Plant Diagnostic Clinic People


Dr. Romina Gazis
Assistant Professor
Director Plant Diagnostic Clinic
Plant Pathology Department
786-217-9275
r.gazisseregina@ufl.edu

Misleydis Purniel-Proenza
Field Technician
misleydisproenza@ufl.edu

Stephanie Suarez
PhD student, UF-Plant Pathology Department
stephnsuarez@ufl.edu

Alex Arbelaez 
Biologist
Florida International University
aarbe009@fiu.edu 

Amanda Sandford
Biologist
University of Florida
asandferd93@gmail.com

Former Lab Members


Dr. Robert T. McMillan
Professor Emeritus
Department of Plant Pathology
rtmjr@ufl.edu

Dr. Aaron Palmateer
Technical Specialist
Bayer CropScience LP
aaron.palmateer@bayer.com

Dr. Georgina Sanahuja
Research Coach, Monrovia Nursery
GSanahuja@monrovia.com

Patricia Lopez
Scientific Laboratory Manager
patricialopez@ufl.edu 

UF/IFAS Extension Agents


Vanessa Campoverde, M.S.
Commercial Agent and Ornamental Agent at UF/IFAS Miami-Dade
UF/IFAS Extension
18710 SW 288 St
Homestead, FL 33030
evcampoverde@ufl.edu
Phone: 305-248-3311 Ext 241 Fax: 305-246-2932

Jeff Wasielewski, M.S.
Commercial Tropical Fruit Extension Agent at UF/IFAS Miami-Dade
UF/IFAS Extension
18710 SW 288 St. 
Homestead, FL 33030
jwasielewski@ufl.edu
Phone: 305-248-3311 Ext 227 Fax: 305-246-2932

Henry Mayer, M.S.
Commercial Urban Horticulture Agent
at UF/IFAS Miami-Dade
UF/Miami-Dade County Extension
18710 SW 288 St.
Homestead, FL 33030
hmayer@ufl.edu
Tel: 305-248-3311 Ext. 231 Fax: 305-246-2932

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