Leocadio S. Sebastian
Field of award: Plant Breeding
Year awarded: 1999
Division: Agricultural Sciences
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