Senior Lecturer in Genetics, Crop Genetic Improvement

Natural Sciences Building, Old Wing, Room 320

Department of Life Sciences

The University of The West Indies

St. Augustine

Trinidad and Tobago

Telephone: 1(868) 662-2002 ext 83108

Fax: 1(868) 663-5241




  • Ph.D. Plant Science, UWI, 2005
  • B.Sc. Mathematics and Botany (Hons.), UWI, 1999

Research Interests

  • Genetic Improvement of anthurium, sugarcane, cocoa, tomato through breeding and biotechnology
  • Conservation and sustainable use of tropical plant biodiversity
  • Inheritance of characteristics of economic importance in crop plants grown in the humid tropics
  • Understanding the genetic basis for stress and disease resistance in tropical plants
  • Studying genotype-environmental interactions associated with tropical plants

Professional Experience

  • Geneticist, West Indies Central Sugar Cane Breeding Station, Groves, St. George, Barbados (2007-2011)
  • Contract Officer, UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad (2006-2007)
  • Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. Life Sciences, UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad (2000-2003)

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists
  • Member of the Horticultural Society of Trinidad & Tobago

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