Phil. Sci. Lett. 2014 7 (1) 241-244
available online: June 24, 2014
Published: June 24, 2014
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National Scientist Dolores A. Ramirez: From Beating the Odds to Empowering Philippine Agriculture
by Malem Flores
Research Assistant in the Philippine Mollusk Symbiont-International Cooperative Biodiversity at The Marine Science Institute and MS Microbiology student at the Institute of Biology, University of the Philippines-Diliman
She could have been an excellent physician, an expert in the medical sciences, and become a major asset to some big-shot pharmaceutical corporation because of her fascination with science. Or she could have been a remarkable literary artist because of her fondness for aesthetic words. Instead, she chose to be a specialist in plant breeding and genetics, as well as an academic and author.