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
Technical Editor: Crop Science
Associate Editor: Frontiers in Plant Science - Plant Breeding Section; New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research; The Crop Journal
Shamus is our field technician in charge of 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.
Jérôme Gélinas Bélanger
Jérôme is a PhD student working on: soybean flowering GWAS and gene editing. Jérôme 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
Laura is a MS student working on:
Genomics of white mold disease resistance in common bean
Andrea is working on characterizing anthracnose races in Quebec and identifying resistance alleles in common bean
Camille works on genetic architecture of white mold physiological tolerance in common bean
co-supervised with Dr. Rainer Hofmann at Lincoln University (New Zealand) and McGill University.
Current position: Postdoc at CSIRO in NSW, Australia
Dissertation title: Germplasm exploration and phenotyping in Trifolium species for the improvement of agronomic traits and abiotic stress tolerance