Current  Team Members

Blueberry Extension Coordinator

The secret of improved plant breeding, apart from science, is love” - Luther Burbank

Research Faculty

With great power comes great responsibility

PhD Student

Sometimes the greatest scientific breakthroughs happen because someone ignores the prevailing pessimism." - Nessa Carey Dunedin

M.Sc. Student

Fruit Quality Team Leader

"Science is simply the word we used to describe a method of organizing our curiosity" - Tim Minchin

Lab & Field Assistant

Lab & Field Assistant

“The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.” – Albert Einstein

Field Coordinator

Postdoctoral Associate

PhD Candidate

It will never rain roses: when we want to have more roses, we must plant more trees."- George Eliot.


There is no greater education than one that is self-driven" -Neil deGrasse Tyson

Field Assistant

Team work is motivation with success, and comes with joy, happiness, and filled with abundance"

Field Team Leader

Sr. Biologist and Program Manager

Let's work together towards something better...

PhD Candidate

Curiosity is the very basis of scientific discovery; if one replies that curiosity killed the cat, I say only that the cat died nobly.

PhD Student / Tissue Culture Specialist

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known" - Carl Sagan

PhD Student

“Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.” – Albert Szent-Györgyi

Data Manager, Webmaster and Logistic

If the walk is hard, it is because you are on the right path

Greenhouse Assistant

Cultivate peace and harmony with all

Tissue Culture Technician

Former Munoz Lab Team Members

Joaquin Saavedra

Dr. Francesco Cappai

Dr. Ivone de Bem

Dr. Haley Sater

Diego Cabezas, MS

Jose Delgado

David Norden

Angela Echeverry

Collin LeFrois

Lindsey Brush

Dr. Lin Xing

Alexandra Rucker, MS

Dr. Esteban Rios

Dr. Mehul Bhakta

Dr. Yolanda Lopez

Dr. Ken Quesenberry

Sam Harlam

Dr. Braulio Moraes

Madison Strain

Dr. Luis Inostroza

Dr. Ulisses Figueiredo

Dr. Matheus Basseggio

Dr. Hugo Ematne

Dr. Fernando Higino de Lima E Silva

Eli Isele

Felipe Cuevas

Mateus Pereira

Kaitlyn Quincy

Joel Whitehead