Faustino T. Orillo – Filipino Scientist

Faustino T. Orillo

Dr. Oriloo’s researches in plant pathology helped pave the way to minimizing losses suffered by crop producers attributable to plant diseases. Noteworthy of his scientific publications are on coffee rust, blight affecting kenaf and leaf spot of maize caused by Helminthosporium maydis.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to Philippine agriculture. Dr. Orilllo received the Distinguished Alumnus award given by the UP College of Agriculture in 1974. He is also a member of several professional and learned societies namely: Botanical Society of America, Mycological Society of America, American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Phytopahtological Society.

He has a B.S.A. (Plant Pathology), University of the Philippines 1944, M.A. (Mycology) Harvard University 1948, Ph.D. (Mycology0 Harvard university 1950. Born February 16, 1921.


Source: Directory of Academician and Outstanding  young Scientist

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