Faculty and staff

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Academic staff

BEDE, Jacqueline C.

Associate Professor
Plant-insect interactions. Regulation of plant defense responses to caterpillar herbivory. Plant secondary metabolism. Peptide regulation of caterpillar digestive processes. Identification of pesticide synergists. Insect detoxification mechanisms.
T: 514-398-7860  |  jacqueline.bede [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Raymond Building R2-026C


BEGG, Caroline

Faculty Lecturer; Director of Stage, Farm Management and Technology Program
Soil-plant management in ecological agriculture. Food security in suburban environments.. Teaches ecosystem management and  management of nutrients in agricultural systems.
T: 514-398-8749 |  caroline.begg [at] mcgill.ca (Email) |  Raymond Building R2-028A


CHARRON, Jean-Benoit

Associate Professor
Chromatin regulatory mechanisms of stress tolerance in cereals, epigenetics, genomics, molecular biology, Brachypodium dystachyon, barley, wheat.
T: 514-398-5634  |  jean-benoit.charron [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Raymond Building, R2-022a


de BLOIS, Sylvie

Associate Professor (jointly-appointed to the McGill School of Environment); Director, McGill School of Environment
Landscape ecology and management. Plant ecology. Conservation within and outside reserves. Biodiversity and agriculture.
T: 514-398-7581 |  sylvie.deblois [at] mcgill.ca (Email) |  Macdonald Campus - Raymond Building R2-021B  |  Downtown Campus - McGill School of Environment, 3534 University St


DONNELLY,  Danielle J.

Associate Professor; Director, Barbados Interdisciplinary Tropical Studies Program (BITS)
Plant tissue culture micropropagation, acclimatization, and screening for salinity tolerance. Raspberry, strawberry and potato.
T: 514-398-7856  |  danielle.donnelly [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Raymond Building, R2-023A



Applied statistics, biometrics, environmetrics, phytometrics, and spatio-temporal statistics in general. Fractal analysis of natural structures from computed tomography scanning data, multi-scale spatial analyses of plant-soil correlations, and periodicity analysis of dendrochronological and seismological series in particular.
T: 514-398-7870  |  pierre.dutilleul [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Raymond Building, R2-036



Professor and Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Biomechanics of Plant Development

Cellular plant development, Cell morphogenesis, Cytoskeleton-mediated intracellular transport , Cell biology, Live imaging, Electron microscopy
T: 514-398-7707


GRAVEL, Valerie

Assistant Professor
Nutrient availability and plant uptake in organic cropping systems, plant growth regulation in sustainable production systems, microbial interactions within the soil-plant-environment continuum, and biological control of diseases and pests in sustainable fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops.
T: 514-398-8132  | valerie.gravel [at] mcgill.ca (Email) |  Raymond Building, R2-20C



Molecular plant pathology; transcriptome, metabolome and gene expression of fungi. Biological control of plant pathogens. Molecular diagnostics of soil-borne pathogens. Fungal biology. Soil microbiology.
T: 514-398-7561 | suha.jabaji [at] mcgill.ca (Email) |  Raymond Building, R2-027



Plant biotic stress resistance gene discovery through metabolomics, proteomics, RNA sequencing and gene silencing. Development of cisgenic crops resistant to biotic stress through genome editing.
T: 514-398-7867  | ajjamada.kushalappa [at] mcgill.ca (Email) |  Raymond Building, R2-028B


SEGUIN, Philippe

Management, physiology, and ecology of forage crops. New crops, new crop uses. Sustainable agricultural practices.
T: 514-398-7855  | philippe.seguin [at] mcgill.ca (Email) |  Raymond Building, R2-027B


SINGH, Jaswinder

Associate Professor
Functional genomics in small grain cereals using transposons and other reverse genetics tools; Exploring novel genes from wild and cultivated plant species including gene modification (editing) suitable for the breeding of  next generation of crop plants.
T: 514-398-7906  | jaswinder.singh [at] mcgill.ca (Email) |  Raymond Building, R2-021A


SMITH, Donald L.

James McGill Professor
Crop physiology, crop ecology, crop production and crop quality. Legume nitrogen fixation. Plant nitrogen metabolism.
T: 514-398-7866  | Email |  Raymond Building R2-


STROMVIK, Martina V.

Associate Professor and Departmental Chair
Bioinformatics and genomics research on plant promoters, gene expression and functional anatomy.
T: 514-398-8627  |  martina.stromvik [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Raymond Building R2-026



Weed biology and control using indigenous fungal pathogens as bioherbicides in agriculture, forestry and the urban environment.
T: 514-398-7858  | alan.watson [at] mcgill.ca (Email) |  Raymond Building R2-026D


WEES, David

Faculty Lecturer; Associate Director, Farm Management and Technology Program
Horticulture;  greenhouses;  sweet potatoes;  urban agriculture
T: 514-398-7868  | david.wees [at] mcgill.ca (Email) |  Raymond Building R2-20A



Assistant Professor
Abiotic stress in plants, stress response, stress tolerance, regulatory networks that govern the response of cereal crops and forest trees to environmental change
T: 514-398-8703  |  olivia.wilkins [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  |  Raymond Building, R2-020B


Associate Members

Dr Gregory Brown (email: gregory.brown [at] mcgill.ca)
Tel.: 514-398-6426, Fax: 514-398-5069

Organization and expression of plant mitochondrial DNA; cytoplasmic male sterility in plants.

Dr Timothy A. Johns (email: tim.johns [at] mcgill.ca)
Tel.: 514-398-7847, Fax: 514-398-7739

Traditional use of plants for food and medicine in relationship with nutritional and health needs of indigenous people in different countries. Use of these plants in an environmentally sustainable way.


Adjunct Professors

A. BERTRAND (email: annick.bertrand [at] agr.gc.ca ) Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Québec). Crop physiology and biochemistry.

K. ALIFERIS (email: konstantino.aliferis [at] aua.gr) Agricultural University of Athens. Pesticide metabolomics.


Support Staff

B. STEWART (email: barbara.stewart [at] mcgill.ca) - Administrative Assistant
Tel.: 514-398-7571, Fax: 514-398-7739

C. BOWES (email: carolyn.bowes [at] mcgill.ca) - Graduate Program Coordinator
Tel.: 514-398-7560, Fax: 514-398-7897

D. ANTHONY (email: drew.anthony [at] mcgill.ca) - Research Assistant
Tel.: 514-398-7752, Fax: 514-398-7990

D. CHAN-HUM (email: diane.chan [at] mcgill.ca) - Coordinator
Tel.: 514-398-7965, Fax: 514-398-7739

G. RIMMER (email: guy.rimmer [at] mcgill.ca) - Technician
Tel.: 514-398-7871, Fax: 514-398-7897

I. RITCHIE (email: ian.ritchie [at] mcgill.ca) - Technician, greenhouse

L. BACHAND (On Leave) (email: lynn.bachand [at] mcgill.ca) - Administrative Assistant
Tel.: 514-398-7571, Fax: 514-398-7897


Emerita Professor



Retired Professors