Eugenia del Pino (b. 1945) is a developmental biologist and the first Ecuadorian citizen elected as a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences. She is also a Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador in Quito, the country’s capital city.
Her research focused mostly on the reproductive functions and embryonic development of certain species of frogs. Her comparative studies allowed a greater understanding of the relationship between evolution and embryonic development in general. In addition to her field and lab work, she has also helped establish a programme of scholarships for Ecuadorian students who wish to undertake biology courses in the Galapagos Island, and has served as the Vice President of the Charles Darwin Foundation for years.