College of Agriculture and Bioresources

Research Area(s)

  • Lentil and faba bean breeding


Plant Sciences

Crop Development Centre


  • Ph.D (University of Saskatchewan)
  • M.Sc. (University of Puerto Rico)
  • B.Sc (Zamorano Pan-American Agricultural School)

Selected Recent Publications

Vargas, A., Gorim, L. Y., & Bett, K. E. 2023. Increasing diversity among Lens species for improving biological nitrogen fixation in lentil. Crop Science, 1–15.

Marshall, J., Vargas, A. and K. Bett. 2023. B vitamin quantification in lentil seed tissues using ultra-performance liquid chromatography-selected reaction monitoring mass spectrometry. Food Chemistry 430,136922.

Bornowski, N., Hart, J. P., Palacios, A. V., Ogg, B., Brick, M. A., Hamilton, J. P., Beaver, J. S., Buell, C. R., & Porch, T. 2023. Genetic variation in a tepary bean (Phaseolus acutifolius A. Gray) diversity panel reveals loci associated with biotic stress resistance. The Plant Genome, 16, e20363.