Aurora F. Piñon

Field of Study / Research: Advanced Research: Molecular Identification of Aphid Vectors Causing Strawberry Crinkle Virus (SCV) in Benguet, Philippines

Program: Fulbright - Philippine Agriculture Scholarship Program (FPASP) for Advanced Research (Philippine Program)


Philippine Affiliation: Benguet State University, Baguio City

U.S. Affiliation: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Horticultural Crops Research Unit, Corvallis, OR

Educational Background
Doctor of Philosophy
University of the Philippines at Los Banos, 1997-2003
Laguna, Philippines

Master of Science in Agriculture
Benguet State University, 1982-1992
La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture
Central Luzon State University, 1974-1979
Munoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines
Awards and Scholarships
  • Poster presented- PCARRD scholars congress Benguet State University, “Two species of Colletotrichumcausing anthracnose of bell pepper” (2008)
  • Co-author on Completed Publication- Mass Multiplication and delivery of Fungal Hyperparasites of Chrysanthemum White Rust, BSU Research Journal #51 (2006)
  • Certificate of Recognition DOST-Manila Hotel, 2004
  • Service award BSU - 25/35 years
  • PCARRD- Thesis support grant/BPRE - Thesis support grant
  • CHED-FAPE Scholarship Award for Doctoral degree program
  • Registered Agriculturist - PRC
  • NCII-Pest Management of Vegetables -2011 -2016
  • Accredited Researcher-FPA (Plant Pathology)
  • Accredited Organic Agriculture Researcher
Professional Memberships
  • CLSU Alumni Association, Life Member/UPLB Alumni Association
  • Mycological Society of the Philippines
  • Phytopathological Society of the Philippines
  • PCARRD Scholars Association
  • Phil. Association of Agriculturists (PAA)