Lucia Maramara-Borines is a professor and head of Plant Disease Diagnostic Laboratory at Visayas State University, Philippines. In 2001, She completed her Ph. D in Plant Pathology, minor in Plant Breeding from UP Los Baños, College, Laguna, Philippines. Her Ph.D. work focused on “Marker- aided Pyramiding of Bacterial Blight Resistance Genes in Maintainer Lines of Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Hybrids”. She did her Master of Science in Plant Pathology, minor in Microbiology, 1986 from the University of the Philippines, Philippines.