October 24, 1924 |
|Institutions||National Institute of Nutrition, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).|
|Alma mater||National Polytechnic Institute, Kansas State University and North Dakota State University.|
|Known for||Quality Protein Maize|
|Notable awards||2000 World Food Prize|
Evangelina Villegas (born 24 October 1924) is a Mexican cereal biochemist whose work with maize led to the development of high-quality protein maize (QPM). She and her colleague, Dr. Surinder Vasal, shared the 2000 World Food Prize for this achievement.
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