Joventino D. Soriano
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'Dr. Joventino D. Soriano'
Dr. Joventino D. Soriano is a Geneticist and Scientist recognized for his studies on Plant Cytogenetics and Mutations Research most of which found publication in international journals such as the Scientific American, The IAEA Bulletin and SEATO Publications. By using radiations and chemical mutagens, Dr. Soriano contributed much to the eludication of the Mutation Process.
He has been awarded numerous international research grants from UNESCO and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from 1970 thru 1990. He stood as the Philippine's Host at visits by several famous people in Science and Technology such USAF/NASA Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong (March 1970).
Among the honors and achievement awards received by Dr. Soriano, to name a few, are SEATO Research award, 1963; International Atomic Energy Agency Fellowship, 1962; Professorial Chair Botany at the University of the Philippines, 1974-76; Director, University of the Philippines Research and Development Council, 1977-1984; and UNESCO associations in Genetics such as the Genetics Society of America, American Genetics Association and the Indian Society of Genetics and Plant Breeding.
Dr. Joventino D. Soriano was the founder of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), an elite scientific organization that has been mandated to recognize outstanding achievements in science and technology and to serve as an intellectual reservoir of highly competent scientific and technological specialists in the country. The NAST has been a driving force and source of inspiration for many aspiring young Filipino scientists to continue Dr. Soriano's dedication and relentless hopes for the advancement of Science and Technology and of his beloved country.
• B.S.A., University of the Philippines, 1944 • M.S., University of the Philippines, 1952 • Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1957 • Post-Ph.D., Washington State University, 1963