Evelyn F. Delfin

Field of Study / Research: Advanced Research: Identifying Physiological Traits Associated with Drought Tolerance in Eggplant

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


Philippine Affiliation: University of the Philippines – Los Baños, Laguna

U.S. Affiliation: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Fort Collins, CO


Research Interests:

Stress Physiology, Plant Microbe Interaction, Crop Nutrition


Current Research:

Project Leader

  • Development of molecular markers for the assessment of moisture stress tolerance in eggplant.  UPLB-DA-BIOTECH-DA-BAR Funded.  September 2011- on going.

Study Leader

  • Screening of Mungbean for Shade Tolerance PCAARRD Funded.
  • Screening of in vitro conserved sweet potato germplasm for drought tolerance . 1.1.   Greenhouse screening for drought tolerance of selected sweet potato accessions
  • Assessment of Waterlogging  Tolerance in Tomato
  • Enhancing mungbean adaptation to climate change: Varietal improvement of flooding tolerance


Related Activities:

Journal Article Reviewer.  Philippine Journal of Crop Science

Member, Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP) , Department of Agriculture

Educational Background
PhD Soil Science (minor Crop Physiology)
University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna

MS Soil Science (Soil Microbiology)
BS Agriculture (Plant Pathology)
University of the Philippines Los Baños, College, Laguna

MS Soil Science (Soil Microbiology)
University of Minnesota, St Paul, MN
Publications and Paper Presentations
Latest Publications
  • Delfin E.F., E. T.M. Ocampo, F. M. dela Cueva., O.P. Damasco, F.de la Cruz, E.G. Dinglasan, L. S. Gueco, L.E. Herradura and A. B. Molina. 2016. Response of Wild and Edible Musa spp. Seedlings to Limiting Moisture Stress. PJCS 41 (3):1-12
  • Saracanlao, R.J.R., E.T.M. Ocampo, A.O. Canama, S.J. B.Manaday, R. G.Maghirang, and E. F. Delfin. 2016. SSR-Based Genetic Relationship in Eggplant (Solanum melongena) Genotypes with Varying Morphological Response to Drought. PJCS 41 (3):57-64.
  • Pascual, C.B., L. DC. Valencia, EF Delfin, and C.E. Alcasid. 2016. Reliable and effective screening technique for evaluation of Phytopthora Hear Rot Resistance in Pineapple (Anana comosus L). Journal of Tropical Plant Pathology 52: 20-27.

ISI Publications: 10
Refereed Journal Publication: 3
Conference Proceedings: 4
Oral paper presented: 10
Poster Paper presented: 18
  • Best Paper. 44th Crop Science Society of the Philippines Scientific Conference. Parklane International Hotel, Cebu City, May 12-16, 2014.
  • Best Poster (Applied Category). 2014. International Banana SymposiumNovember 19-22, 2014 , SMX Convention Center, Lanang, Davao City. Awarded Best Poster
  • AFMA R and D DA Secretary Award – Published Category. 15th National Research Symposium, 16th Bureau of Agricultural Research Anniversary, October 2003.