Gregorio Velasquez Biography, Contributions

Gregorio Velasquez is a Filipino scientist and botanist who is regarded as the Father of Philippine Phycology – the study of algae.

Personal Information
Full Name : Gregorio T. Velasquez
Birth Date : September 2, 1901
Died : July 29, 1989
Birthplace : Calumpit, Bulacan, Philippines

College : University of the Philippines (1925)
Course : Botany
Master : University of the Philippines (1931)
Doctorate : Phycology, University of Michigan (1939)

Career Highlights
1967 – Professor Emeritus, University of the Philippines Los Banos
1958 – Professor of Batany at UPLB

Contribution to Science
* made the first intensive study of the local Myxophyceae or the bluegreen algae

* Published over a hundred papers on phycology

1982 – National Scientist of the Philippines

RELATED: List of Famous Filipino Scientist and Their Contributions

See also: List of Famous Filipino Authors and Their Books

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