Our Team

The SBAR team has experienced engineers, plant scientists, educators, and extension professionals working to optimize the production of guayule and guar to enable the Southwest to significantly impact biofuels and other high-value markets. Many team members work in multiple project components, which ensures a more integrated project approach. The team meets annually at the University of Arizona to review accomplishments and chart future strategies and specific annual goals.

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2019 SBAR Retreat Group Picture

SBAR Alumni

Niu Dong

USDA-Agricultural Research Service

Amy Landis

Colorado School of Mines
Principal Investigator

Lily Luo

USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ALARC)

Wenzhe Mi

Salpointe Catholic High School (Project Puente intern)

Duke Pauli

University of Arizona
Principal Investigator

Kyra Skuse

Chandler High School (Project Puente intern)

Research Principal Investigators

Extension and Outreach Principal Investigators

Education Principal Investigators

Youth Development Principal Investigators

Advisor Alumni

Steve Csonka

Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI)

Gary Deen

Independent Grower, Double D Farms Partnership

Jaroy Moore

Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center

Graduate Fellow Alumni

Teacher Alumni