Curriculum Vitae SAMUEL A. CONTRERAS Birth Date: Place of Birth: Nationality: Email:

September 10, 1974 Santiago, Chile Chilean [email protected]

EDUCATION: 1998

Agricultural Engineer, major in Crop Science Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

2000

Master in Agricultural Science, Crop Production Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

2007

Doctor of Philosophy, Horticulture The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 2008 (Jan to Jul)

Visiting scientist, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

2003 – 2007

Graduate research associate, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

2001 – to present

Auxiliary professor, Department of Crop Science, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

1999 – 2001

Instructor, Department of Crop Science, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

1996 – 1999

Teaching assistant, College of Agriculture and Forestry, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

HONORS AND AWARDS: First place at the Horticulture and Crop Science Graduate Student Publication Award, Ohio State University, 2008. Second place at the Graduate Research Poster Competition, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, Ohio State University, 2006 and 2007. Winner of the Graduate Poster Competition at the 2006 NCR-101 annual meeting. Honored by the Crop Science Society of America with the G.O. Mott Meritorious Graduate Student Award. 2006 and 2007.

“Beca Presidente de la República” (President of the Republic Scholarship) for postgraduate studies. Chilean Government, 2003. Fulbright Scholarship for PhD studies in USA. Fulbright-Chile, 2002. Scholarship to the Master in Agricultural Science Program conferred by Crop Science Department, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, 1998.

PUBLICATIONS: Research: Contreras, S., M.A. Bennett, and D. Tay. 2008. Restricted water availability during lettuce seed production decreases seed yield per plant but increases seed size and water productivity. HortScience, 43(3): 837-844. Contreras, S., M.A. Bennett, D. Tay and J. Metzger. 2008. Maternal light environment during seed development affects lettuce seed weight, germinability and storability. HortScience, 43(3):845-852. Contreras, S., R. Rabara, M. A. Bennett, D. Tay and M. McDonald. 2008. Acquisition of germination capacity, photosensitivity, and desiccation tolerance in lettuce seeds. Seed Science and Technology, accepted March 23, 2008. Contreras, S. 2007. Effects of maternal plant environment on lettuce (Lactuca sativa L.) seed dormancy, germinability, and storability. Ohio State Univ., Columbus, PhD Dissertation. G. Ramirez-Rosales, M.A. Bennett, M.B. McDonald, D. Francis, and S. Contreras. 2005. Total antioxidant capacity of fruit and seeds from normal and enhanced lycopene tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) genotypes. Seed Technology 27:66-75. Contreras, S. and M. Barros, 2005. Pruebas de vigor en semillas de lechuga y su correlación con emergencia. (Vigor tests on lettuce seeds and their correlation with emergence). Ciencia e Investigación Agraria, 32(1): 3-11. Farías, V., C. Krarup and S. Contreras, 2004. Efectos de población sobre rendimiento y calidad de turiones de cuatro cultivares de espárrago. (Population effects on yield and quality of spears of four asparagus cultivars). Ciencia e Investigación Agraria, 31(2): 119 - 127. Krarup, C. and S. Contreras. 2002. Elongación y ramificación de turiones de espárrago en una cosecha primaveral (Elongation and branching of asparagus spear during a spring harvest). Agricultura Técnica, 62(2), 191-200. Contreras, S. and C. Krarup. 2000. Interacción Genotipo por Ambiente en cinco cultivares de espárrago (Asparagus officinalis L) (Genotype-by-environment interaction of five asparagus cultivars). Ciencia e Investigación Agraria 27(3), 133 - 139.

Extension: Contreras, S and C. Krarup, 2003. Fumigación del suelo para la producción de almácigos de cebolla. (Soil fumigation for onion seedling production). Agronomía y Forestal UC. 19: 8 –11. Contreras, S. 2003. Chilean Seed Industry. International Society of Seed Technologists Reports, 3(3): 9-12. Available in: http://www.isstech.org/Jan2003_ISST_Report.pdf. Krarup, C and S. Contreras. 2002. Guía de Buenas Prácticas de Manejo para la Producción de Hortalizas (Good Agricultural Practices in Vegetable Production). Manual de Buenas Prácticas Agrícolas para el Sector Hortofrutícola. Fundación para el Desarrollo Frutícola. 34 p. Krarup, C and S. Contreras. 2002. Behavior of asparagus cultivars in a semi-arid environment: Curacavi, Chile. Asparagus Research Newsletter [Internet publication], May 2002, Vol. 18, 9-18. Available in: . Contreras, S. 2002. The International Seed Industry. p 1-9. In Proceedings International Seed Seminar: Trade, Production and Technology. M. McDonald and S. Contreras (ed). Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Facultad de Agronomía e Ingeniería Forestal, Departamento de Ciencias Vegetales. October, 15th and 16th, 2002. Santiago - Chile.

Curriculum Vitae

Available in: http://www.isstech.org/Jan2003_ISST_Report.pdf. Krarup, C and S. Contreras. 2002. Guía de Buenas Prácticas de Manejo para la Producción de. Hortalizas (Good Agricultural Practices in Vegetable Production). Manual de Buenas Prácticas. Agrícolas para el Sector Hortofrutícola. Fundación para el Desarrollo ...

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