DIVISION OF NATURAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS​

BIOLOGY​

AGUILAR, Ma. Ariane Lou C.
Instructor

BS Chemistry (2018)
University of the Philippines Visayas

Research interests: natural products chemistry, encapsulation research, drug delivery

Email address: mcaguilar3@up.edu.ph


CABANSAG, Jerome Benedict P.

Assistant Professor

Master of Applied Science in Natural Resource Management (2008)
Massey University (New Zealand)

BS Zoology (1987)
University of the Philippines Los Baños

Research interests: marine biology: reef fish ecology, marine invertebrates, marine pollution

Email address: jpcabansag@up.edu.ph


CASAS, Eulito Jr. V.

Associate Professor

PhD Environmental Science (2005)
University of the Philippines Los Baños

MS Forestry (1988)
University of the Philippines Los Baños

Master in Management major in Public Management (1986)
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

BS Forestry (1982)
Visayas State College of Agriculture (now Visayas State University)

Research interests: protected areas management, biodiversity conservation & climate proofing, environmental education, watershed management, water governance

Email address: evcasas@up.edu.ph


CORALES-ULTRA, Olga G.

Assistant Professor

MS Chemistry (2011)
University of the Philippines Diliman

BS Chemistry (2003)
University of the Philippines Los Baños

Research interest: heavy metal analysis, analytical chemistry

Email address: ogcorales@up.edu.ph


FUENTES, Rolly G.

Professor

PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences (2014)
Chiba University (Japan)

MS Chemistry (2008)
University of the Philippines Los Baños

BS Agricultural Chemistry (2002, magna cum laude)
Leyte State University (now Visayas State University) (Philippines)

Research interests: pharmacological activities of natural resources (natural products)

Email address: rgfuentes@up.edu.ph


GERONA-DAGA, Maria Elisa B.

Assistant Professor

MS Botany (2017)
University of the Philippines Los Baños

BS Biology (2010)
University of the Philippines Visayas Cebu College

Research interests: plant morphoanatomy, plant physiology, coastal flora, mangrove ecophysiology

Email address: mbgerona@up.edu.ph


LAGO, Catherine B.

Instructor

MS Biology (2006)
University of the Philippines Visayas

BS Biology (2000)
University of the Philippines Visayas

Research interests: detection and molecular characterization of helminths, protozoans, and viruses in environmental samples

Email address: cblago@up.edu.ph


LICAYAN, Daniel C.

Instructor

BS Biology (2014, cum laude)
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

Research interests: phage display library; microbial diversity studies; microbial endophytes

Email address: dclicayan1@up.edu.ph


MADARCOS, Nicci Rosietess E.

Instructor

MS Botany (2022)
University of the Philippines Los Baños

BS Biology (2013)
University of the Philippines Visayas

Research interests: macroalgal diversity, bioinformatic analysis

Email Address: nemadarcos@up.edu.ph


MALANGUIS, Jessa May T.

Instructor

MS Biology (specialization Human Ecology) (2018)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)

BS Biology (specialization Ecology) (2014)
Visayas State University (Philippines)

Research interests: biology, ecosystem and community ecology, biodiversity and conservation

Email address: jtmalanguis@up.edu.ph


MALLONGA, Zoe K.

Assistant Professor

PhD Environment and Energy Systems (2013, Dean’s Award)
Shizuoka University (Japan)

MS Human Biology (2003, High Distinction)
University of Western Australia

MS Biology (2000, Highest Distinction)
Ateneo de Davao University (Philippines)

BS Biology (1996)
Ateneo de Davao University (Philippines)

Research interests: microbiology and biotechnology, biofilm structure and physiology, infectious diseases

Email address: zkmallonga@up.edu.ph


PARILLA, Richard B.

Associate Professor

PhD Environmental Science (2015)
University of the Philippines Los Baños

MS Environmental Studies (2006)
University of the Philippines Visayas Cebu College

BS Biology (1993)
University of the Philippines Visayas Cebu College

Research interests: wildlife studies, conservation biology, phylogenetics, biological resource management, protected area management, carbon sequestration, environmental impact assessment

Email address: rbparilla@up.edu.ph


TAN, Irene L.

Assistant Professor

MS Biology (2007)
University of the Philippines Diliman

BS Biology (1998, cum laude)
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

Research interest: cellular senescence in health and aging, reproductive biology, animal disease modeling, molecular diagnostics

Email address: iltan1@up.edu.ph


TORREFIEL, Jay T.

Instructor

MS Botany (2018)
University of the Philippines Los Baños

BS Biology (2015)
Leyte Normal University (Philippines)

Research interests: biodiversity, plant systematics, plant ecology

Email address: jttorrefiel@up.edu.ph


VARONA, Gracia F.

Assistant Professor

Doctor of Medicine (1992)
Remedios Trinidad Romualdez Medical Foundation (Philippines)

MS (Microbiology) (1985)
University of the Philippines Diliman

BS Biological Sciences (1979)
University of the Philippines Tacloban College

Research interests: microbiology, public health, animal physiology, parasitology

Email address: gfvarona@up.edu.ph


VERONA, Rey T.

Instructor

BS Biology (2009)
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

Research interests: developmental biology, invertebrate zoology, parasitology

Email address: rtverona@up.edu.ph


VILLAR, MARY ANNILYN L.

Assistant Professor

MS Biochemistry (2016)
University of the Philippines Los Baños

BS Chemistry (2011, cum laude)
Visayas State University (Philippines)

Research interests: natural products chemistry, drug delivery, nanotechnology, biochemistry

Email address: mlvillar1@up.edu.ph


YAP-DEJETO, Leni Y.

Professor

PhD Aquatic Bioscience (2010)
University of Tokyo (Japan)

MS Marine Science (2003)
University of the Philippines Diliman

BS Biology (1994, cum laude)
University of the Philippines Visayas Cebu College

Research interests: phytoplankton, algae, microalgae, phytoplankton ecology, harmful algal blooms, water quality

Email address: lgyapdejeto@up.edu.ph

COMPUTER SCIENCE​

ACABAL, Kenn Andre M.
Instructor

BS Computer Science (2016)
Visayas State University (Philippines)

Research interest: software development

Email address: kmacabal@up.edu.ph

DAGA, Ryan Rey M.
Assistant Professor

MS Computer Science (2016)
Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)

BS Computer Science (2011)
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

Research interests: image processing, image compression, social network analysis

Email address: rmdaga@up.edu.ph

ROMERO, Victor II M.
Assistant Professor

MS Computer Science (2015)
University of the Philippines Diliman

BS Computer Science (2010)
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

Research interests: networks and distributed systems, peer-to-peer, delay tolerant networks, Internet of Things (IoT), Information Technology for Development (IT4Dev)

Email address: vmromero@up.edu.ph

ULTRA, John D.
Assistant Professor

MS Computer Science (2013)
University of the Philippines Diliman

BS Computer Science (2009)
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

Research interests: e-voting systems, software engineering methods

Email address: jdultra@up.edu.ph

YUSIONG, John Paul T.
Professor

PhD Computer Science (2020)
University of the Philippines Diliman

MS Computer Science (2006)
University of the Philippines Diliman

BS Computer Science (2002, cum laude)
University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College

Research interests: deep learning, computer vision, swarm intelligence, artificial intelligence, optimization algorithms

Email address: jtyusiong@up.edu.ph