Vincenzo Averello

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164 Alderman Hall

1970 Folwell Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55108
United States

Adrian Hegeman
Applied Plant Science
  • B.A. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Genetics 2012
  • M.S. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Plant Biology 2017


Vincenzo works in the genetics of tomato specialized metabolites, particularly related to sterols and glycoalkaloids. He is interested in using gene editing to make changes and improvements related to plant and human health.

Areas of Interest

Tomato, Gene editing, phytosterols

Select Publications

  • Honig, J.A., Averello, V., Kubik, C., Vaiciunnas J., Bushman, S.B., Bonos, S.A., Meyer, W.A. (2018). An Update on the Classification of Kentucky Bluegrass Cultivars and Accessions based on Microsatellite (SSR) Markers. Crop Science 58. 
  • Honig, J.A., Zelzion, E., Wagner, N.E., Kubik, C., Averello V., Vaicuinas, J., Bhattacharya, D., Bonos, S.A., Meyer, W.A. (2017). Microsatellite (SSR) Identification in Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) using Next Generation Sequencing. Crop Science 57 (Suppl1): S-331-S-340
  • Honig, J.A., Kubik, C., Averello, V., Vaiciunas, J., Meyer, W.A., Bonos, S.A. (2016). Classification of bentgrass (Agrositis) cultivars and accessions based on microsatellite (SSR) markers. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 63(7), 1139-1160.
  • Honig, J. A., Averello, V., Bonos, S. A., & Meyer, W. A. (2012). Classification of Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis L.) cultivars and accessions based on microsatellite (simple sequence repeat) markers. HortScience, 47(9), 1356-1366.