Dr. Leslie Ubaub

Position: Lecturer in Plant Protection

Phone (ext.): (+685) 21671 ext. 288

Email Address: leslie.ubaub@usp.ac.fj

Office: Samoa Campus, University of South Pacific, Apia, Samoa

Educational Background/Qualifications: 

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Entomology University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) Minor in Agronomy (Weed Science) 2011
  • International Course on Integrated Pest Management and Food Safety Centre for Development and Innovation, Wageningen UR, the Netherlands 2013
  • Professional Teaching Certificate, University of the Philippines Open University, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines 2020
  • Master of Science in Agriculture, Major in Crop Protection University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP), 2007
  • Bachelor of Agricultural Technology, Major in Plant Protection University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP), 2002


Entomology, Plant Protection

Research Interests

Use of entomopathogenic microorganisms and plant with pesticidal properties in insect pest and disease management.


  • Best Paper Award:1st Symposium of the International Society for Tropical Root Crops – Pacific Branch (2018)
  • Fulbright Fellow – Fulbright-Philippine Agriculture Advanced Research Award (2016)
  • Erasmus Mundus Fellow – Expert 3 Program Award (2013)
  • Netherlands Fellowship Program (NUFFIC) (2013)
  • Gamma Sigma Delta-Honor Society of Agriculture (2011)
  • Accelerated Human Resource Development Scholarship Program (2008)


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