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Margarita Villagarcia



Margarita R. Villagarcia

Plant Science Research Building
3127 Ligon St.
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 515-2734
Fax: (919) 856-4598


After getting my Ph.D. in Horticulture from NCSU, I have been working as a support scientist in the  USDA-ARS Soybean and Nitrogen Fixation Unit at Raleigh for more than 15 years.  My extensive experience in the field, greenhouse, and laboratory research have advanced the development and release of more than 10 soybean lines with important agronomical traits.  My projects include coordinating and manage collaborated soybean genetic resources programs, data analysis, and organizing fieldwork.