Adelina Barrion (9 September 1951-10 July 2010) was a Filipino entomologist, geneticist, and professor at the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB).
She earned a bachelor's degree in Entomology at the UPLB College of Agriculture in 1974, and Master's and Doctorate degrees in Genetics (Entomology) in 1978 and 1985, respectively.
She was a Professor of Genetics and Evolutionary Biology at the Genetics and Molecular Biology Division, Institute of Biological Sciences, CAS in the University of the Philippines Los Baños. She was also the former head of the Genetics and Molecular Biology Division (IBS), and the former senior adviser of The UPLB Genetics Society. She also served as the curator of the UPLB Museum of Natural History.
Barrion has an extensive contribution to the study of Philippine spiders, which made her earn the moniker: “Asia's Spider Woman”. She also contributed to the study of other species and to the study of genetics in general.
Awards and Recognition
- Uichanco Award for Outstanding Entomologist (Philippine Association of Entomologists) - May 23, 1997
- NAST Outstanding Research Paper (Department of Science and Technology - National Academy of Science and Technology, DOST-NAST) - July 17, 1996
- Outstanding Teacher in Biological Sciences (University of the Philippines) - March 3, 1994
- CAS Outstanding Alumnus (UPLB Alumni Association) – 1992
- Outstanding Model Lady Educator and Public Servant of the Year (Media Exponent of the Philippine Unity and Progress, Inc.) - November 15, 1992
- SEARCA Professional Chair Holder in Genetics (Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization-Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture)- January 1990 – December 1991
- Outstanding Young Scientist Award (NAST-DOST) -July 11, 1990
- Outstanding Biologist (Philobioscientia) - February 22, 1990
- Best Paper Award in Entomology(Pest Control Council of the Philippines) - May 12, 1989
- Outstanding Researcher (UPLB College of Arts and Sciences) - November 23, 1988
- Outstanding Researcher (UPLB Institute of Biological Sciences) - November 13, 1988
- Golden Leadership Award (Humanitarian Center of the Philippines) - December 13, 1987
- Luisito Cuy Memorial Award (Luisito S. Cuy Foundation) – 1987
- Kalayaan Award (International Public Assistance Civic Organization) – 1987
- Best Paper Award, Entomology (Pest Control Council of the Philippines) – 1985
- IRRI Fellowship (International Rice Research Institute) – 1981–1985
- IPB Fellowship (UPLB College of Agriculture) – 1969–1978
- UP Undergraduate Fellowship (University of the Philippines Los Banos) - 1969–1974
Barrion died at age 58 due to complications of diabetes.
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