Dolores Ramirez Biography, Contribution

Dolores Ramirez is a Filipino scientist and an expert in plant genetics. In 1997, she was named National Scientist of the Philippines.

Personal Information
Full Name : Dolores A. Ramirez
Birth Date : September 30, 1931
Birthplace : Calamba, Laguna, Philippines
Father : Augusto U. Ramirez (Passed away when Dolores was in the elementary)
Mother : Leonor Altoveros (high School graduate)
* She is the eldest of eight children.

High School : Laguna Institute
College : University of the Philippines Los Baños (1956)
Course : Agriculture (magna cum laude)
Master : Cytogenics, University of Minnesota (1958) as a scholar of Rockefeller Foundation
Doctorate : Biochemical Genetics, Purdue University (1963) as a scholar of Rockefeller Foundation

Career Highlights
* Dean, UPLB Graduate School
1969-1975 – Professor, UP Los Baños
1964-1969 – Associate Professor, UP Los Baños

Contribution to Science
* Conducted intensive research on the genetics of the Macapuno plant (Coconut Sport), sugarcane, mung beans and ornamental plants
* Studied the nature of lodging in rice

Book(s) Published
Dolores was able to published 104 technical papers and 19 books mostly on genetics.

1997 – National Scientist of the Philippines
1985 – UP Professional Achievement Award in Agriculture
1981 – Presidential Rizal Pro Patria Award for Outstanding Achievement in Science particularly in Biochemical Genetics

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See also: List of Famous Filipino Authors and Their Books

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