Mariana Kruger, Research Center Manager, oversees all farm, greenhouse and lab operations for the main SynTech research station in NAM located in Sanger, CA. Her role covers staff management and safety and annual operating budgets. Mariana joined the company in 2011, becoming Leader of the Sanger Efficacy Team in 2014. Prior to joining SynTech, Mariana had over eleven years of research experience on major crop pests and diseases at the University of California and USDA Agricultural Research Service. At SynTech, Mariana has delivered projects on medically and agriculturally important arthropod species. She has been active in working with international students/interns during their visits to Sanger to gain additional experience and knowledge.