Dr. Victor dela Paz Gapud is the Museum's Curator for Odonata and True Bugs. Dr. Gapud is currently Professor Emeritus at the Crop Protection Cluster of the College of Agriculture.

Gapud completed his BS Agriculture major in Soil Microbiology at UPLB. After a year of graduate studies in soil microbiology through a UPLB graduate fellowship, he shifted his interest to Entomology. His graduate work was interrupted when he was awarded a Fulbright-Hays scholarship in 1967 which allowed him to complete an MS degree in Entomology at the University of Massachusetts in 1969. Then he obtained a graduate assistantship from the University of Kansas to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Entomology with specialization in systematics, ecology and cytogenetics which he completed in 1981.

His research interests are mainly focused on the biodiversity of springtails (Collembola), dragonflies and damselflies (Odonata), bugs (Hemiptera), and selected groups of beetles. Butterflies (Lepidoptera) are a side interest mainly in relation to biodiversity conservation. He also engaged in integrated pest management (IPM) research while assigned to the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in 1993-1997.

He has held several administrative positions at UPLB such as Director of UPLB Museum of Natural History (1982-1985), Director of Research (1991-1993), and Chairman of the Department of Entomology (1998-2001). At PhilRice, he served as IPM Program Leader, Head of Crop Protection Division, and Coordinator of USAID-funded IPMCRSP program for Asian site.