Graduation - Spring 2008
Spring 2008 Graduation ceremony- (from left)
Dr. Jim Maruniak, Dr. Leslie Rios (Maruniak's Ph.D student),
Dr. Rodrigo Diaz (Dr. Bill Overholt's Ph.D student),
Dr. Veronica Manrique (Cuda's Ph.D student), and Dr. Jim Cuda.
Dr. James Cuda, Dr. Veronica Manrique, and Dr. Rodrigo Diaz.
Veronica and Rodrigo traveled to Argentina after graduation to be married.
Veronica's Thesis title was "Evaluation of Two Candidate Biological Control Agents Against Brazilian Peppertree."
She will probably be a post-doc at the UF/IFAS Biocontrol Research & Containment Laboratory in Ft. Pierce.
Rodrigo's Thesis title was "Ecology of West Indian Marsh Grass, Hymenachne amplexicaulis, and its potential
biological control agent the blissid bug, Ischnodemus variegates." He also will be a post-doc at the
UF/IFAS Biocontrol Research & Containment Laboratory in Ft. Pierce.
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