Esdras M. Carbajal

Milla-Lewis Lab Researcher

  • Degree Program: Ph.D., Crop Science, North Carolina State University
  • Previous Degrees: M.S., Crop Science, North Carolina State University
  • Advisor: Dr. Susana Milla-Lewis
  • Completion Date: May 2024


I am a member of the Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics Program at NC State. My research focuses on using interploidy breeding to improve turf quality and resistance to environmental factors in warm-season grasses. Using embryo rescue and tissue culture, I will create triploid lines of St. Augustinegrass (Stenotaphrum secundatum). For centipedegrass (Eremochloa ophiuroides (Munro) Hack)., I will be using chemical agents to double the number of chromosomes. I will also be screening accessions of bermudagrass for shade and drought tolerance.

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Esdras M. Carbajal