Jose Velasco Biography, Contributions

Jose Velasco is a Filipino scientist and physiologist.

Personal Information
Full Name : Jose R. Velasco
Birth Date : February 4, 1916
Died : January 24, 2007
Birthplace : Imus, Cavite, Philippines

Education
High School : Central Luzon State University Science High School
College : University of the Philippines Los Baños (1940)
Course : Agriculture
Doctorate : Plant physiology from the University of California, Berkeley (1949)

Career Highlights
1967-1977 – Commissioner, National Institute of Science and Technology
* Lecturer, University of the Philippines Los Baños

Contribution to Science
* Conducted research on the photoperiodism of the rice plant
* Studied the physiology of the coconut including the mineral nutrition of areas planted to coconut
* Worked on the development and utilization of coconut products

Awards
1998 – National Scientist of the Philippines

RELATED: List of Filipino Scientists and Their Contributions To Science
See also: List of Famous Filipino Authors and Their Books
See also: List of Philippine Presidents and Vice Presidents

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