Valerio is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Science. He holds a research and teaching appointment in plant breeding and genetics at McGill University.


  • Ph.D., Plant Breeding, Genetics and Biotechnology. Michigan State University (2015)
  • M.S., Crop Physiology, University of Missouri (2011)
  • B.S., Agronomy, Universidad de Caldas. Manizales, Colombia (2008)

Active Affiliations

  • Adjunct Lecturer, Lincoln University. Lincoln, New Zealand

Kifah Gharzeddin

Kifah is a Post-Doctoral Researcher Funded by McGill University.

Kifah's work focuses on modeling novel plant breeding strategies for the enhancement of genetic gain in common bean and mapping of disease resistance loci in chickpea.

Lucy Egan

Lucy is a PhD student with AgResearch (New Zealand), Lincoln University (New Zealand) and McGill University.

Lucy's work focuses on germplasm exploration and agronomic trait dissection in the Trifolium species.

Lab Alumni