Dariusz P. Malinowski Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Dariusz P. Malinowski


Texas A&M AgriLife Research
PO Box 1658
11708 Highway 70 South
Vernon, TX 76384-1658
Office: (940) 552-9941 ext. 240


Malinowski – Curriculum Vitae





M.S. and Engineer in Horticulture, Agricultural University (SGGW) Warsaw, Poland, 1989.

Ph.D. in Natural Sciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich, 1995.


2007-present   Associate Professor, Texas AgriLife Research

2001-2007       Assistant Professor, Texas AgriLife Research

1998-2001       Postdoctoral Research Associate, Texas Agricultural Experiment Station

1996-1998       Visiting Scientist (Forages), USDA-ARS, Appalachian

Farming Systems Research Center, Beaver, WV.

1992-1995       Research Assistant, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich.

1989-1991       Research Assistant, Agriculture University (SGGW), Warsaw, Poland.

Dr. Malinowski is project leader of the Forage Systems Program. His research focuses on adaptation of forage crops to drought stress and management of forages in semi-arid environments of the Texas Rolling Plains. Main areas of research include breeding and management of summer-dormant cool-season grasses, associations of Neotyphodium spp. fungal endophytes with cool-season grasses, compatibility of annual and perennial legumes with summer-dormant cool-season grasses, and effects of environmental variables on wheat forage physiology and biochemistry in relation to bloat occurrence in grazing cattle. I addition, Dr. Malinowski conducts breeding programs of ornamental plants – Winter-Hardy Hibiscus Breeding Project (Hibiscus moscheutos) and Brugmansia (Angel’s Trumpet) Breeding Project(Brugmansia spp.).

Dr. Malinowski is a recognized world-wide authority on summer dormancy in cool-season grasses and mechanisms of mineral stress tolerance in Neotyphodium-infected cool-season grasses. Active collaborations include research projects in Israel, France, Japan, New Zealand, and USA.

Research Programs

Dr. Malinowski conducts two major research programs corresponding with the following objectives of the

Strategic Plan of Texas AgriLife Research Center at Vernon for FY 2008 – 2011

Strategy 2.1  Develop and evaluate productive cool-season perennial grasses that withstand summer conditions in the Texas Rolling Plains.

Strategy 2.2  Identify and improve annual medics for use in summer-dormant tall fescue pastures.

●          Forage Systems Program

Strategy 3.5  Determine the physiological stress characteristics and cropping potential of non-traditional and under-utilized crops.

●          Winter-Hardy Hibiscus Breeding Project

●          Brugmansia (Angel’s Trumpet) Breeding Project


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