Ronald R. Matias
Field of award: Zoology
Year awarded: 1998
Division: Biological Sciences
In recognition of his researches on free-living pathogenic amoeba that led to a better understanding of their biology and public health importance in the country, and for his pioneering studies on the molecular epidemiology of the dengue virus which has contributed significantly to the development of basic biomedical research in the Philippines.
Education: PhD (Zoology) University of the Philippines Diliman 1991; MS (Biology) University of the Philippines Diliman 1985; BS (Zoology) University of the Philippines Diliman 1978