Christina Marie (Chrissy) Rochus

Core Scientist in Quantitative Genetics and Breeding


I am a Core Scientist working in Ivan Pocrnic’s group.  My research interests include working with genomic data to study genetic diversity and adaptation.  I have worked on a variety of domestic species including Atlantic salmon, sheep, chicken, pig, turkey, and dairy cattle, and have over 12 years of research experience resulting in over 25 coauthored peer-reviewed publications, conference papers, and technical reports for the animal breeding industry.


  • PAg - Professional Agrologist (Ontario), Ontario Institute of Agrologists, Canada, 2023
  • PhD(Agr) - Doctorate of Agriculture, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden, 2017
  • PhD - Doctorate of Animal Genetics, AgroParisTech and INRAE, France, 2017
  • MSc - Masters of Science in Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Canada, 2013
  • BSc(Hons) - Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Animal Biology, University of Guelph, Canada, 2011