Simeona V. Siar*
Field of award: Plant Breeding
Year awarded: 2001
Division: Agricultural Sciences
In recognition of her outstanding work in plant breeding especially in ornamental plants. Her pioneering work on heterostyly, sterility and cross incompatibility of Philippine Mussaendas led to the genetic, cytological, morphological and physiological bases of these phenomena. She also explored the other ornamental uses of Philippine Mussaendas such as dwarfed and potted plants for all occasions.
Education: PhD (Plant Breeding), University of the Philippines Los Baños 1999; MS (Plant Breeding), University of the Philippines Los Baños 1989; BS (Agriculture), University of the Philippines Los Baños 1982*deceased