Faculty and Staff



Bordignon, Vilceu (on sabbatic until January 2025)

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 (Chair)

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

Werner Giehl GlanznerGlanzner, Werner Giehl

CAS - Assistant Professor (Research) in Applied Embryology and Genomics
Biotechnology and embryo development. Somatic cell nuclear transfer in large animals and non-human primates. Epigenetic regulation of embryo development and genome activation. Gene editing and epigenome editing. Animal models for biomedical research. T: 514-398-7670 | werner.glanzner [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-090

Karina GutierrezGutierrez, Karina

CAS - Assistant Professor (Research) in Applied Embryology and Genomics
Genome editing. Developmental biology – embryo development. Animal models for biomedical research. Cell reprogramming. T: 514-398-7661 | karina.gutierrez [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-084

Matthias KleinKlein, Matthias

Assistant Professor
Machine learning and artificial intelligence. Metabolomics. NMR spectroscopy of biofluids. Predicting disease development in production animals, especially dairy cows. matthias.klein [at] mcgill.ca (Email) | Macdonald-Stewart Building, MS1-086

Jennifer RonholmRonholm, Jennifer

Associate Professor (joint appointment with the Department of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry); Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Agricultural Microbiology
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

Elsa VasseurVasseur, Elsa

Associate Professor; William Dawson Scholar; Innovation Chair in Animal Welfare and Artificial Intelligence (WELL-E)
Cow welfare; Food security; Environment and Society  |  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 

Pierson, Janice
Macdonald Campus Farm Manager
T: 514-398-8663  |  janice.pierson [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  | Farm Office

Emeritus Professors

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

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

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))

allison.murphy2 [at] mcgill.ca (Ms. Allison Murphy, Administrative Coordinator (+1 514 398-7890))


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