Mendoza, Evelyn Mae T.
Biochemistry
Biological Sciences
Academician

Dr. Evelyn Mae Tecson-Mendoza is recognized for her significant contributions in plant biochemistry and biotechnology research and education. Among her contributions are the following: (1) comprehensive biochemical and nutritional studies on Philippine indigenous legumes; (2) biochemical mechanisms of plant resistance against selected pests and diseases; (3) fatty acid and triacylglycerol composition of coconut varieties and hybrids; (4) established the biochemical basis of the makapuno coconut phenotype; (5) physicochemical and molecular studies on the storage proteins of coconut; (6) development and use of biochemical and molecular tools in studying genetic diversity of plants and pests; (7) development of papaya with delayed ripening trait by genetic engineering; (8) physicochemical, functional, molecular studies and engineering of mungbean and coconut proteins, and ; (9) and gene discovery initiatives in important crops.

Birthdate: 07 August 1947