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Roden Carlo Lizardo

Roden Lizardo Roden Carlo Lizardo is currently an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Weed Science, Entomology and Plant Pathology, College of Agriculture and Food Science, University of the Philippines Los Baños. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture (major in Plant Pathology, Magna cum laude) and his Master of Science degree in Plant Pathology from the same university. He is also one of the pioneer scholars of the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research during his undergraduate years. He is affiliated to various societies such as The UPLB Genetics Society, the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture and Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society- Alpha Chi Chapter. He teaches various courses in Plant Pathology which include Pest Management, Plant Disease Control, Biological Control, Plant Nematology, Postharvest Pathology and Pathogenesis. He also handles Literacy Training Service course and serves as an assistant coordinator of the National Service Training Program of his college. His current research work is on biology and control of important plant-parasitic nematodes, particularly root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne). Mr. Lizardo will pursue a PhD degree in Plant Pathology with a focus on Diagnosis and Disease Management in collaboration with experts from USDA-APHIS in North Carolina State University. His long-term goal is to become a wholistic Plant Pathologist who generates research results relevant to farmers’ needs and addresses challenges in Agriculture with a ‘glocal’ mindset (i.e. thinking globally and acting locally). Outside of work, he is a ‘furdad’ to 2 dogs and 1 cat, enjoys movies and series, and engages in outreach activities through his fraternity.