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)
Adjunct Lecturer, Lincoln University. Lincoln, New Zealand
Associate Editor, Crop Science.
Associate Editor, Frontiers in Plant Science - Plant Breeding Section.
Associate Editor, New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research.
Shamus is our field technician in charge of running our breeding and phenomics operations. He is a McGill graduate in Bioresource Engineering.
Dr. Kritarth Seth
Dr. Seth is affiliated with AgResearch (New Zealand), Lincoln University (New Zealand) and McGill University. He is working on developing high-throughput phenotyping of biological nitrogen fixation using Raman spectroscopy and BNF metabolite detection.
Jérôme Gélinas Bélanger
Jérôme is a PhD student working on soybean flowering GWAS and gene editing. Jerome is co-supervised with Dr. Louise O'Donoughue at CEROM.
Jenny is a MS student working on:
Development of high-throughput screens for the detection of white mold and anthracnose
Simulation of genomic selection strategies in common bean
Henry is a MS student working on:
Genomewide association of dry beans for quality traits
The impact of deleterious mutations in self pollinated species
Marianne is working on developing NIR calibration models for oil and protein in chickpea and pea
Andrea is working on characterizing anthracnose races in Quebec and identifying resistance alleles in common bean
Lucy was co-supervised with Dr. Rainer Hofmann at Lincoln University (New Zealand) and McGill University. Current position: Postdoc at CSIRO in NSW, Australia
Lucy's work focused on germplasm exploration and agronomic trait dissection of genetic architecture in the Trifolium species.