Faculty and Staff



Bordignon, Vilceu

Associate Professor
Reproductive biology, animal biotechnology, embryo development, nuclear transfer, cell reprogramming, genome editing. T: 514-514-398-7793  |  vilceu.bordignon [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-089

Burgos, Sergio A.

Associate Professor
Molecular regulation of mammary nutrient metabolism and milk synthesis; role of dairy products in metabolic and musculoskeletal health in humans; environmental impact of dairy production. T: 514-398-7802  |  sergio.burgos [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-088

Cue, Roger

Associate Professor
Quantitative genetics. Dairy cattle, beef cattle and swine genetics. Estimation of genetic parameters from large-scale milk and beef recording data for production and reproduction traits. Mixed model methodologies. T: 514-398-7805  |  roger.cue [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-080

Duggavathi, Raj

Associate Professor; Department Chair
Study of molecular mechanisms controlling ovarian functions toward female reproductive health and sustainable dairy production. T: 514-398-7803  |  raj.duggavathi [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS 1-083

Kimmins, Sarah

Associate Professor; Canada Research Chair in Epigenetics, Reproduction and Development
How paternal health in particular diet and exposure to toxicants effects the development and health of offspring in populations in Canada and South Africa (in indigenous and vulnerable populations as well as Canadian men in Ontario) with a particular focus on understanding how environmental is transmitted via heritable information in the sperm known as the epigenome. T: 514-398-7658  |  sarah.kimmins [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-091

Mustafa, Arif

Associate Professor
Dairy cattle nutrition. Ruminant carbohydrate and protein metabolism. Nutritional evaluation of new forages for dairy cows. Optimizing the feeding value of agricultural by-products for ruminant and monogastric  animals. T: 514-398-7506  |  arif.mustafa [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-086

Jennifer RonholmRonholm, Jennifer

Assistant Professor (joint appointment with the Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry); William Dawson Scholar
Understanding the role of the microbiome in determining susceptibility to bacterial pathogens. Antagonistic inter-bacterial interactions may be able to be optimized and exploited to protect humans and animals from infectious disease in the absence of antibiotics. T: 514-398-7923; C: 438-863-9825 | jennifer.ronholm [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Macdonald-Stewart Building MS1-030

Vasseur, Elsa

Associate Professor; William Dawson Scholar; Associate Chairholder of the NSERC/Novalait/Dairy Farmers of Canada/Valacta Industrial Research Chair in Sustainable Life of Dairy Cattle
Cow comfort and management; Cow longevity; Environment and Society T: 514-398-7799  |  elsa.vasseur [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-087

Kevin Wade, Animal Science, McGill UniversityWade, Kevin

Associate Professor
Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the development of prediction tools and on-farm decision-support systems. Use of machine-learning for Big Data analyses and visualization. T: 514-398-7973  |  kevin.wade [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-083

Xia, Jianguo (Jeff)

Associate Professor; Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Bioinformatics and Big Data Analytics (joint appointment with the Institute of Parasitology)
Bioinformatics and statistics for high-throughput omics data; host-parasite-gut microbiome interactions; environmental genomics and nutrigenomics, big data analytics and systems biology. T: 514-398-8668  |  jeff.xia [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  | Parasitology Building, P-214

Alexander YitbarekYitbarek, Alexander

Assistant Professor
Achieving sustainable poultry production by understanding the role of the host (immunity), diet and microbiome under health and disease conditions. T: 514-292-5249 | alex.yitbarek [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-079

Zhao, Xin

Distinguished James McGill Professor
Bovine mastitis, Alternatives to antibiotics as growth promoters, Antibiotic resistance, Probiotics and microbiome, Lactation physiology and Animal genetics. T: 514-398-7975  |  xin.zhao [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-084


Baurhoo, Bushansingh (Shyam)

Adjunct Professor
Director, Research & Development, Bélisle Solution Nutrition Inc.
T: 514-659-8276  |  F: 450-658-0263  |  bbaurhoo [at] belisle.net (Email)  |  Web

Ibeagha-Awemu, Eveline

Adjunct Professor
Research Scientist - Animal Genomics, Dairy and Swine Research & Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
T: 819-780-7249  |  F: 819-564-4974  |  Eveline.Ibeagha-Awemu [at] AGR.GC.CA (Email)  |  Web

Lacasse, Pierre

Adjunct Professor
Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
T: 819-565-9174 (x236)  |  F: 819-564-5507  |  pierre.lacasse [at] agr.gc.ca (Email)  |  Web

Lefebvre, Daniel agr

Adjunct Professor
General Manager, and Director Research & Development, Valacta
T: 514-459-3030  |  F: 514-459-3020  |  dlefebvre [at] valacta.com (Email)  |  Web

Murphy, Bruce

Adjunct Professor
Professor of Reproductive Physiology, Département de biomédecine vétérinaire, Faculté de médecine vétérinaire, Université de Montréal
T: 450-345-8521(18382)  |  F: 450-778-8103  | bruce.d.murphy [at] umontreal.ca (Email)  |  Web

Santschi, Débora, agr

Adjunct Professor
Nutrition and Management Expert, Research and Development, Valacta
T: 514-459-3030  |  F: 514-459-3020  |  dsantschi [at] valacta.com (Email)  |  Web


Other Researchers and Teaching Staff


Lacroix, René ing
Analyste - Valorisation des données, Recherche et développement, Valacta
T: 514-459-3030 (x7530)  |  rlacroix [at] valacta.com (Email)

Research Associates and Assistants

Ashraf, Shoaib
Research Associate (Zhao Lab)
T: 514-398-7539  |  shoaib.ashraf [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-049

Baldassarre, Hernan 
Strategic Partnerships in Animal Research
Research Associate (Bordignon Lab)
T: 514-398-7670  |  hernan.baldassarre [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-090

Lafleur, Christine Isabelle
Research Assistant (Kimmins Lab)
T: 514-398-7795 |  christine.lafleur [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-092

Liu, Wucheng
Research Assistant (Mustafa Lab)
T: 514-398-7664  |  wucheng.liu [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-111

Lambrot, Romain
Research Associate (Kimmins Lab)
T: 524-398-7795 |  romain.lambrot [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-092

Teaching Staff

Laurin, Denyse
Course Coordinator/Lab Tech
T: 514-398-7659  |  denyse.laurin [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  | Macdonald-Stewart Building, MSB-038 

Martin, Deborah
Lab Coordinator
T: 514-398-7798  |  deborah.martin [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-078 

Meldrum, Paul 
Macdonald Campus Farm Manager 
T: 514-398-8663  |  paul.meldrum [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  | Farm Office

Emeritus Professors

roger.buckland [at] mcgill.ca (Buckland, Roger B.)

eduardo.chavez [at] mcgill.ca (Chavez, Eduardo R.)

gdonefer [at] cogeco.ca (Donefer, Eugene)

Hayes, John F.

urs.kuhnlein [at] mcgill.ca (Kühnlein, Urs )

touchburns [at] mcgill.ca (Touchburn, Sherman P. )

Administrative Staff

ann.gossage [at] mcgill.ca (Ms. Ann Gossage, Administrative Assistant (+1 514 398-7913))

abida.subhan [at] mcgill.ca (Ms. Abida Subhan, Departmental Coordinator (+1 514 398-7890))


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