The New York Botanical Garden

Science and Conservation Staff Directory

Richard Abbott, Ph.D.
  Research Assistant, Institute of Systematic Botany
  rabbott@nybg.org

Catherine Ahn
  Herbarium Aide, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
  cahn@nybg.org

Jessica Allen
  Graduate Student
  City University of New York
  jallen@nybg.org

Sheranza Alli
  Herbarium Aide, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
  salli@nybg.org

Regina Alvarez, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Central Park Conservancy

Thomas Andres
  Adjunct Scientist
  The Cucurbit Network News

Emma Antobam
  Library Associate, LuEsther T. Mertz Library

Barbara Ambrose, Ph.D.
  Associate Curator, Genomics
  bambrose@nybg.org

Ginger Apolo
  Project Coordinator, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
  gapolo@nybg.org

Kathleen Armstrong, Ph.D.
  Post Doctoral Research Associate, Institute of Systematic Botany
  karmstrong@nybg.org

Mark Ashton, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Yale University
  mark.ashton@yale.edu

Daniel Atha
  Conservation Program Manager
  datha@nybg.org

David Baker, MD
  Adjunct Scientist
  SUNY Medical School at Stonybrook

Michael Balick, Ph.D.
  Vice President for Botanical Research, Senior Philecology Curator of Economic Botany, and Director of the Institute of Economic Botany
  mbalick@nybg.org

Amy Berkov, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  City College of New York
  aberkov@ccny.cuny.edu

Graeme Berlyn, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Yale University
  graeme.berlyn@yale.edu

Holly Birk
  Library Assistant, LuEsther T. Mertz Library

Brian Boom, Ph.D.
  Vice President for Conservation Strategy; Director, NYBG Press and Science Outreach
  bboom@nybg.org

Laura Briscoe
  Collections Manager, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
  lbriscoe@nybg.org

Michael Brown
  Production Editor, NYBG Press
  mbrown@nybg.org

Bill Buck, Ph.D.
  Mary Flagler Cary Senior Curator of Botanical Science, Institute of Systematic Botany
  bbuck@nybg.org

Robert Bye, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Madeline Byrne
  Book Purchasing Clerk, LuEsther T. Mertz Library
  mbyrne@nybg.org

Lisa Campbell, Ph.D.
  Administrative Curator II, Structural Botany
  lcampbell@nybg.org

Brandi Cannon
  Graduate Student
  Columbia University
  bcc2145@columbia.edu

Dario Cavaliere
  Research Assistant, Plant Research Laboratory
  dcavaliere@nybg.org

Yumi Choi
  Catalog Librarian, LuEsther T. Mertz Library
  ychoi@nybg.org

Angelica Cibrian-Jaramillo, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Centro de Investigaciones de Estudios Avanzado del IPN, México

Gloria Coruzzi, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  New York University

Paul Cox, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Institute of Ethnomedicine

Sir Peter Crane, Ph.D.
  Distinguished Counsellor to the Board
  President, Oak Spring Garden Foundation

William Crepet, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Cornell University
  wlc1@cornell.edu

Samantha D'Acunto
  Reference Librarian, LuEsther T. Mertz Library
  sdacunto@nybg.org

Douglas Daly, Ph.D.
  B. A. Krukoff Curator of Amazonian Botany and Director, Institute of Systematic Botany
  ddaly@nybg.org

Jerrold Davis, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Cornell University
  jid1@cornell.edu

Wade Davis, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  National Geographic Society

Naveed Davoodian
  Graduate Student
  City University of New York
  ndavoodian@nybg.org

Linda Devito
  Steno/Secretary Associate II, LuEsther T. Mertz Library
  ldevito@nybg.org

Michael Donoghue, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Yale University
  michael.donoghue@yale.edu

Jenna Dorey
  Graduate Student
  City University of New York
  jdorey@nybg.org

Alisen Downey
  Editorial Assistant, Institute of Systematic Botany
  adowney@nybg.org

Marlyse Duguid
  Graduate Student
  Yale University
  marlyse.duguid@yale.edu

Sarah Dutton
  Project Coordinator, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
  sdutton@nybg.org

Linda Saxe Einbond, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  lseinbond@gmail.com

Paul Fine, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  University of California, Berkeley

Anita Finkle-Guerrero
  Assistant Plant Information Specialist, LuEsther T. Mertz Library
  afinkle@nybg.org

Fabiana Fonsêca, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Columbia University

Natasza Fontaine
  Project Assistant, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
  nfontaine@nybg.org

Samantha Frangos
  Laboratory Technician, Plant Research Laboratory
  sfrangos@nybg.org

Steven Franks, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Fordham University

Susan Fraser
  Director, LuEsther T. Mertz Library
  sfraser@nybg.org

Lisa Fruscella
  Steno/Secretary Associate II, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
  lfruscella@nybg.org

Judith Garrison, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  The New York Botanical Garden

Maria Gavrutenko
  Graduate Student
  City College of New York
  gavrucent@gmail.com

Stephen Gottschalk
  Graduate Student
  Fordham University
  sgottschalk@nybg.org

Carol Gracie
  Adjunct Scientist
  The New York Botanical Garden

John Hall, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Norton Brown Herbarium, University of Maryland

Roy Halling, Ph.D.
  Curator of Mycology, Institute of Systematic Botany
  rhalling@nybg.org

Elysa Hammond
  Adjunct Scientist
  Clif Bar & Co.

Richard Harris, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  The New York Botanical Garden

Amy Havens
   Laboratory Technician, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Program for Molecular Systematics Studies
  ahavens@nybg.org

Iona Hawken
  Graduate Student
  Yale University
  iona.hawken@yale.edu

Andrew Henderson, Ph.D.
  Abess Curator of Palms, Institute of Systematic Botany
  ahenderson@nybg.org

Flor Henderson, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Hostos Community College

Jordan Hoffman
  Graduate Student
  City University of New York
  jhoffman@nybg.org

Noel Holmgren, Ph.D.
  Curator Emeritus
  The New York Botanical Garden
  nholmgren@nybg.org

Patricia Holmgren, Ph.D.
  Curator Emeritus
  The New York Botanical Garden
  pholmgren@nybg.org

Vivian Irish, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Yale University

Esther Jackson
  Public Services Librarian, LuEsther T. Mertz Library
  ejackson@nybg.org

Thomas James
  Graduate Student
  Yale University
  thomas.james@yale.edu

Lance Jones
  Research Assistant, Institute of Systematic Botany
  ljones@nybg.org

Kenneth Karol, Ph.D.
  Associate Curator, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Program for Molecular Systematics Studies
  kkarol@nybg.org

Jacqueline Kallunki, Ph.D.
  Curator Emeritus
  The New York Botanical Garden
  jkallunki@nybg.org

Alder Keleman
  Graduate Student
  Yale University
  alder.keleman@yale.edu

Lawrence Kelly, Ph.D.
  Director, Graduate Studies; Editor-in-chief, Flora Neotropica Monographs
  lkelly@nybg.org

Edward Kennelly, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Lehman College

Elizabeth Kiernan
  Research Assistant, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
  ekiernan@nybg.org

Steven King, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Napo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Lucja Klebieko
  Shipping Supervisor, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
  lklebieko@nybg.org

Stergios Orestis Koloktronis, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Fordham University

Deanna Korey
  Library Assistant, LuEsther T. Mertz Library

Fredi Kronenberg, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Stanford University

Wayne Law
  Manager, GIS/Conservation Laboratory
  wlaw@nybg.org

Paulo Labiak, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Universidade Federal do Parana, Brazil

Roberta Lee, MD
  Adjunct Scientist
  Beth Israel Medical Center

James Lendemer, Ph.D.
  Assistant Curator, Institute of Systematic Botany
  jlendemer@nybg.org

James David Lewis, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Fordham University

Lin Li
  Specimen Digitizer, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
  llin@nybg.org

Gwynne Lim
  Graduate Student
  Cornell University
  glim@nybg.org

Damon Little, Ph.D.
  Associate Curator of Bioinformatics, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Program for Molecular Systematics Studies
  dlittle@nybg.org

Tatyana Lobova, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Old Dominion University

David Lorence, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii

James Luteyn, Ph.D.
  Curator Emeritus
  The New York Botanical Garden

Susan Lynch
  Systems Librarian, LuEsther T. Mertz Library
  slynch@nybg.org

Santiago Madriñan, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Carmen Maldonado
  Steno/Secretary Associate I, Laboratory Science
  cmaldonado@nybg.org

Olga Marder
  Conservation Librarian/Conservator, LuEsther T. Mertz Library
  omarder@nybg.org

Meredith Martin
  Graduate Student
  Yale University
  meredith.martin@yale.edu

Leanna McMillin
  Curatorial Assistant, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
  lmcmillin@nybg.org

Cameron McNeil, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Lehman College

Laura Meyer
  Herbarium Aide, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
  lmeyer@nybg.org

Fabian Michelangeli, Ph.D.
  Associate Curator, Institute of Systematic Botany
  fabian@nybg.org

John Mickel, Ph.D.
  Curator Emeritus
  The New York Botanical Garden
  jmickel@nybg.org

Kelsey Miller
  Conservator, LuEsther T. Mertz Library
  kmiller@nybg.org

John Mitchell
  Adjunct Scientist
  The New York Botanical Garden

Robbin Moran, Ph.D.
  Nathaniel Lord Britton Curator of Botany, Institute of Systematic Botany
  rmoran@nybg.org

Taylan Morcol
  Graduate Student
  City University of New York

Scott Mori, Ph.D.
  Curator Emeritus
  The New York Botanical Garden
  smori@nybg.org

Zacchary Muscavitch
  Research Assistant, Institute of Systematic Botany
  zmuscavitch@nybg.org

Robert Naczi, Ph.D.
  Arthur J. Cronquist Curator of North American Botany, Institute of Systematic Botany
  rnaczi@nybg.org

Shahid Naeem, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Columbia University

Michael Nee, Ph.D.
  Curator Emeritus
  The New York Botanical Garden

Kevin C. Nixon, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Cornell University
  kcn2@cornell.edu

Aline Oriani, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Universidade Estadual Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Andreana Ososki, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Humboldt State University

Natalia Pabón Mora, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Universidad de Antioquia
  lucia.pabon@udea.edu.co

Matthew Pace,Ph.D.
  Assistant Curator, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
  mpace@nybg.org

Caroline Mary Pannell, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  University of Oxford

Paola Pedraza, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  The New York Botanical Garden

Susan Pell, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  United States Botanic Garden

Charles Peters, Ph.D.
  Kate E. Tode Curator of Economic Botany, Institute of Economic Botany
  cpeters@nybg.org

C. Thomas Philbrick, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Western Connecticut State University

Jose Pirani, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil

Gregory Plunkett, Ph.D.
  Director and Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Curator of Molecular Systematics Studies
  gplunkett@nybg.org

Holly Porter-Morgan, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  LaGuardia Community College

Jefferson Prado, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Instituto de Botanica, Brazil

Sir Ghillian T. Prance, Ph.D.
  Distinguished Counsellor to the Board
  Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Joseph Rachlin, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Lehman College

Diane Ragone, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii

Joel Ramirez
  Web Programmer, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
  jramirez@nybg.org

Martin Ricker, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

Edgardo Rivera
  Senior Curatorial Assistant, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
  erivera@nybg.org

Guy Robinson, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Fordham University

Carlos Rodrigues
  Graduate Student
  City University of New York
  crodrigues@nybg.org

Melissa Rossow
  Customer Relations Manager, NYBG Press
  mrossow@nybg.org

Meryl Rubin
  Research Assistant, Center for Conservation Strategy
  mrubin@nybg.org

Ana Maria Ruiz
  Research Assistant, Institute of Systematic Botany
  amruiz@nybg.org

Christian Samper, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Wildlife Conservation Society

Stephanie Schmiege
  Graduate Student
  Columbia University
  sschmiege@gmail.com

Carlos Sanchez, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Jardín Botánico Nacional, Cuba

Vanessa Sellers
  Coordinator, Humanities Institute, LuEsther T. Mertz Library
  vsellers@nybg.org

Giovana Serino, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  La Sapienza University, Italy

Luis Serrano
  Collections Maintenance Associate, LuEsther T. Mertz Library
  lserrano@nybg.org

Matthew Sewell
  Laboratory Manager, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Program for Molecular Systematics Studies
  msewell@nybg.org

Marcos Silveira
  Adjunct Scientist
   Universidade Federal do Acre, Brazil

Stephen Sinon
  Head of Information Services & Archives, LuEsther T. Mertz Library
  ssinon@nybg.org

Robin Sleith
  Graduate Student
  City University of New York
  rsleith@nybg.org

Tynisha Smalls
  Laboratory Manager, Genomics
  tsmalls@nybg.org

Catherine Stephens
  Conservation Technician, LuEsther T. Mertz Library
  cstephens@nybg.org

Dennis Stevenson, Ph.D.
  Vice President for Botanical Research and Senior Curator
  dws@nybg.org

Jan Stevenson, J.D.
  Manager of Special Projects, NYBG Press and Science Outreach
  jstevenson@nybg.org

Lena Struwe, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Rutgers University

Lisa Studier
  Catalog Librarian, LuEsther T. Mertz Library
  lstudier@nybg.org

Nicole Tarnowsky
  Assistant Director, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
  ntarnowsky@nybg.org

Barbara Thiers, Ph.D.
  Patricia K. Holmgren Director, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium and Vice President of Science Administration
  bthiers@nybg.org

Wayt Thomas, Ph.D.
  Elizabeth G. Britton Curator of Botany, Institute of Systematic Botany
  wthomas@nybg.org

Ben Torke, Ph.D.
  Associate Curator, Institute of Systematic Botany, Editor-in-chief, Brittonia
  btorke@nybg.org

Lan Truong
  Graduate Student
  City University of New York

Melissa Tulig
  Director of Biodiversity Information Management, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
  mtulig@nybg.org

Ina Vandebroek, Ph.D.
  Matthew Calbraith Perry Assistant Curator of Economic Botany, Institute of Economic Botany
  ivandebroek@nybg.org

Lisa Vargues
  Curatorial Assistant, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
  lvargues@nybg.org

Velezia Vasquez
  Administrative Assistant, Institute of Economic Botany
  vvaszuez@nybg.org

Regina Vitiello
  Project Assistant, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
  rvitiello@nybg.org

Ramona Walls, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  iPlants, University of Arizona

Kimberly Watson
  Herbarium Information Manager for Digitization, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
  kwatson@nybg.org

John Wehr, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Fordham University

Andrew Weil, MD
  Adjunct Scientist
  University of Arizona, College of Medicine

Amy Weiss
  Collections Manager, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
  aweiss@nybg.org

Donald Wheeler
  Collection Development Librarian, LuEsther T. Mertz Library
  dwheeler@nybg.org

E. O. Wilson, Ph.D.
  Distinguished Counsellor to the Board
  Harvard University

Eleanore Wurtzel, Ph.D.
  Adjunct Scientist
  Lehman College

Chengyuan Xu
  Graduate Student
  Columbia University

Katherine Young
  Graduate Student
  Yale University
  katherine.young@yale.edu

Thomas Zanoni
  Adjunct Scientist, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
  tzanoni@nybg.org

Lily Zeng
  Graduate Student
  Yale University
  lily.zeng@yale.edu

Charles Zimmerman
  Herbarium Collections and Outreach Manager, William and Lynda Steere Herbarium
  czimmerman@nybg.org

Cecilia Zumajo
  Graduate Student
  City University of New York
  czumajo@nybg.org