Merdelyn T. Caasi-Lit

Field of award: Plant Science/Entomology

Year awarded: 1999

Division: Agricultural Sciences

Citation:

In recognition of her most significant contributions to entomology and plant stress physiology, pharm mainly on studies of host plant resistance of economically important crops to major arthropod pests. Dr. Caasi-Lit’s research on the effect of enhanced ultraviolet-B (UV-B) irradiation on several rice cultivars is an excellent pioneering work that lead to the identification of novel plant flavonoids for protection against UV-B and insect pests.

Education: PhD (Plant Science/Entomology) Australian National University 1997; MS (Entomology/Plant Breeding) University of the Philippines 1989; BS (Agriculture) University of the Philippines 1983