Menisa Antonio - Researcher Profile


Department

Research Directorate

University Researcher I

Contact Details

Tell No.: +639184698162

Email Address: menisaantonio@yahoo.com


Biography

Mrs. Menisa A. Antonio is a plant genetic resources specialist, spearheading the sustainable conservation and promotion of important plant species in Ilocos Norte.  As a conservation enthusiast, her research works led to the taxonomic identification of the wild Dioscorea “buga”, characterization and evaluation of the health potential of indigenous food plants (IFP), establishment of a botanical garden of IFPs, germplasm conservation of traditional upland rice varieties, and selection of high-yielding traditional rice varieties, among others.
 
She currently occupies a University Researcher I position under the Research Directorate. She finished BS in Biology at MMSU and MS in Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Management at the University of the Philippines Los Banos, Laguna.