Virginia Verges

Virginia L. Verges
Graduate Student

  • vlverg2@uky.edu
  • 312 Plant Science Building
    1405 Veterans Drive,
    Lexington KY 40546-0312

Professional Profile

Wheat Breeder (2007-2015) : Don Mario Seeds -Argentina

Education

BA Agronomy Engineer (2001) University of Buenos Aires

MS Plant Breeding and Genetics (2004) University of Kentucky

Additional Information

Area of Interest

My main interest is to develop strategies to increase the rate of genetic improvement in plant breeding programs. My research project involves generating different genomic selection schemes and evaluate their effectiveness in wheat breeding. Different traits are being studied, like yield, agronomic traits and disease resistance traits.