Biochemical geneticist, Dolores Ramirez promoted the development of genetics in the Philippines as a teacher, author, and researcher. She researched the cytogenetics of Philippine food crops: rice, coconut, banana, sugarcane, ornamentals, legumes, durian, lanzones, santol and balimbing.
Dolores Ramirez - Education:
- Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of the Philippines 1956
- Master’s degree in cytogenics from the University of Minnesota 1957
- Doctorate degree in biochemical genetics from Purdue University 1963
Dolores Ramirez - Awards:
- Professorial Chair of SEARCA 1974-76
- Gregorio Y. Zara award in basic research 1976
- Rizal Pro-Patria award for outstanding achievement in biochemical genetics 1981
- UP Professorial Achievement award in agriculture 1985
- Dolores Ramirez was named a National Scientist, the highest honor given to a scientist in the Philippines by President Fidel V. Ramos in March 1998.
Dolores Ramirez - Published Research:
- The genetic systems of controlling the makapuno endosperm of coconut
- The genetics of chemical resistance factors against Cercospora kex leaf spot
- The cytogenetics of hybrids of rice with related wild species