Guilherme Locatelli was born in Uberlandia, Brazil. In 2013, he completed a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy at Federal University of Roraima. In 2015 he earned a Master of Science degree in Horticulture/Plant Science at Federal University of Lavras. His Master's thesis was focused on viability of rootstock in the propagation of fig trees. Guilherme obtained his Ph.D. in Horticulture/Plant Science at Federal University of Lavras in 2018. During his Ph.D. program he was a visiting Ph.D. student at Washington State University – Tree Fruit Research and Extension Center for 6 months. His dissertation research focused on the productive performance of apple cultivars in subtropical climate. Along his Master and Ph.D. Guilherme focused his work on the physiological and agronomical response of temperate fruit trees in subtropical climate, working with apples, pears, peaches, plums, and olive trees. After his Ph.D., Guilherme worked as an Agronomist/Farm manager at a coffee farm in Minas Gerais, Brazil. In 2019 he moved to the US and currently he is working as Postdoctoral Associate at UF/IFAS IRREC Plant Root Biology Lab developing research on citrus in close collaboration with USDA ARS scientists.