Field of award: Plant Breeding
Year awarded: 2000
Division: Agricultural Sciences
In recognition of his significant contributions in plant breeding, specifically to the development of interspecific hybrids between papaya and its wild relatives to incorporate resistance to the papaya ringspot virus (PRSV), identification of DNA markers in identifying Carica series and their hybrids, varietal development and propagation of papaya, guava, pineapple and chico, and genetic transformation for delayed ripening of papaya.
Current Position: Associate Professor II and UP Scientist 1
Office Address: Crop Science Cluster and Institute of Plant Breeding, College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Laguna
Education: PhD (Agriculture), University of Queensland 1997; MS (Agriculture), University of the Philippines Los Baños 1988; BS (Agriculture), Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation, Lucena City 1982