Ruben M. Gapasin

Field of award: Plant Pathology

Year awarded: 1987

Division: Agricultural Sciences


In recognition of his researches in plant pathology particularly on the biological control of nematodes and soil-borne pathogens in root crops. Dr. Gapasin’s studies finds significance in the control of nematodes considered one of the major factors contributing to the occurrence of crop disease, this low yield and poor quality of farm produce.

Current Position: Director and Professor in Plant Pathology

Office Address: National Abaca Research Center (NARC), Visayas State University, Baybay City, Leyte

Education: PhD (Plant Pathology), University of the Philippines Los Baños 1984; PhD (Plant Pathology) 19 Units, North Carolina State University, 1980; MS (Plant Pathology) University of the Philippines, 1978; BS(Agriculture) University of Southern Mindanao, 1974; AB(Philosophy) 109 Units, Notre Dame University, 1971