Leocadio S. Sebastian

Leocadio S. Sebastian

Field of award: Plant Breeding

Year awarded: 1999

Division: Agricultural Sciences

Citation:

In recognition of his development of rice cultivars (Matatag lines 5-8) with resistance to rice tungro spherical virus (RSTV), molecular mapping of the RSTV and its vector, the green leafhopper (GLH) and the development of marker-aided selection techniques for the transfer of the resistance genes to other elite rice cultivars.

Current Position: Regional Director for Asia, Pacific and Oceania

Office Address: Bioversity International, POB 236 UPM Post Office, Serdang, 43400 Selangor, Malaysia

Education: PhD (Plant Breeding), Cornell University 1994; MS (Genetics), University of the Philippines Los Baños 1987; BS (Biology), University of the Philippines Los Baños 1983