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, 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