De La Salle University
Biology Department and Center for Environment and Natural Science Research
I joined De La Salle University as an Associate Professor upon my return to the Philippines in 2007. Prior to DLSU, I was a researcher at the WorldFish Center, one of the 16 Centers for Global International Agriculture Research (CGIAR). I am currently a Full-Professor at DLSU. My expertise is in population genetics. I teach courses in biology, ecology, molecular biology, systematics and bioinformatics at the graduate and undergraduate levels. My research focuses on integrating genetics and genomic marker research with image analysis, GIS and mapping and mobile computing technologies to develop platforms and methods that will allow non-specialists and non-scientists to access to these technologies. Partnership is a key feature of our research. I obtained my PhD in Marine Science specializing in Biotechnology from the University of the Philippines. I established the Practical Genomics Laboratory at the Biology Department and Head the Technologies for Biodiversity Use and Conservation (TechBIODIVE) at the Center for Natural Science Research and Environment Research.