LABORATORY MEMBERS

Faculty Members

Dr. Ian Kim Tabios
Assistant Professor | Laboratory Head
Research Interests:  Public Health, Molecular Medicine
ibtabios2@up.edu.ph

Raffy Jay Fornillos
Instructor | Laboratory Manager and Curator
Research Interests:  Parasitology, Medical Malacology
rcfornillos@up.edu.ph

Project Staff

Laboratory Personnel

Aaron Vince  Catipon
Science Research Specialist II (PCHRD XDP)
MS Biology candidate | IB, UP Diliman
atcatipon@up.edu.ph


John David Endriga
Science Research Specialist II (PCHRD XDP)
MS Biology candidate | IB, UP Diliman
jpendriga@up.edu.ph


Kim Dominic Aguilar
Science Research Specialist II (PCHRD XDP)
NIH, UP Manila
kdaguilar1008@gmail.com


John Andrew Salomon
Science Research Assistant (NSRI XDP)
IB, UP Diliman
johnandrewsalomon@gmail.com

Administrative Personnel

Zir Vince Palacol
Project Assistant II (PCHRD XDP)
NIH, UP Manila
zcpalacol@up.edu.ph


Aizel Sopeña
Administrative Officer II (UP TRAINS 3)
NIH, UP Manila
aizelsopena@gmail.com 


Kristian Paula Baliwag
Project Development Officer II (PCHRD XDP)
NIH, UP Manila
kasantos3@up.edu.ph


Julex Rey Aguila, RMT
Training Specialist I (UP TRAINS 3)
MSPH in Microbiology candidate | CPH, UP Manila
jvaguila1@up.edu.ph

Students

Graduate Students

Aaron Vince  Catipon (ongoing)
MS Biology candidate | IB, UP Diliman
Topic: Prevalence and genetic diversity of fish-borne zoonotic trematodes infecting freshwater snails in New Corella, Davao del Norte


Janella Redrino (incoming)
MS Microbiology student | IB, UP Diliman
Tentative Topic: HIV RNA quantification in Filipino HIV patients with neurocognitive and metabolic complications


Rashelle Mabag (incoming)
MS Microbiology student | IB, UP Diliman
Tentative Topic: Mechanistic study on the anti-HIV activity of selected medicinal plants

Undergraduate Students

Samantha Nicole Gaw (ongoing)
BS Biology student| IB, UP Diliman
Topic: Molecular xenomonitoring of Schistosoma japonicum 


Dodge Carl Nabua (ongoing)
BS Biology student| IB, UP Diliman
Topic: Optimization of a direct qPCR assay to detect a XDP-associated genetic variant in residual dried blood spots


Samantha Bastes (incoming)
BS Biology student| IB, UP Diliman
Tentative Topic: Orthogonal assays for XDP using rDBS


Annette Yuyucheng (incoming)
BS Biology student| IB, UP Diliman
Tentative Topic: Species diversity of freshwater snails infected with FZTs


Martine Rosete (incoming)
BS Biology student| IB, UP Diliman
Tentative Topic: Genetic diversity analysis of cervical HR-HPV isolates from Filipino women in urban Philippines


Mikayla de Guzman  (incoming)
BS Biology student| IB, UP Diliman
Tentative Topic: Analysis of circulating transcripts in Filipino patients with late-onset Alzheimer's disease (AD)


Institute of Biology, College of Science

University of the Philippines Diliman

You may send your inquiries to pubhealthbio.upd@gmail.com