Violeta N. Villegas
Field of award: Fruit Breeding and Genetics
Year awarded: 1991
Division: Agricultural Sciences
In recognition of her works on development of tropical fruit varieties with good fruit quality (papaya, sour sop, and guava) and utilization of biotechnology as a tool in plant breeding (tissue culture, transformation and wide hybridization).
Education: PhD (Horticulture) Louisiana State University 1986; MS (Horticulture) University of the Philippines 1979; MS (Agriculture) University of the Philippines 1975