Department of Biological Sciences

GRADUATE FACULTY

  • Teaching and Research Faculty
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Beatriz S. Belonias

Professor IV

 

Highest Degree Attained

  • Ph.D. Botany

Specialization

Research Interest

Role

  • Teaching Faculty & Research Adviser

Status of Appointment

  • Permanent

 

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Julissah C. Evangelio

Assistant Professor IV

 

Highest Degree Attained

  • MS Ecological Marine Management

Specialization

Research Interest

Role

  • Teaching Faculty & Research Adviser

Status of Appointment

  • Permanent

 

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Analyn M. Mazo

Associate Professor V

 

Highest Degree Attained

  • Ph.D. Marine Biology

Specialization

Research Interest

  • Reproductive biology of invertebrates
  • Marine resources assessments
  • Invertebrates as indicators of water quality

Role

  • Teaching Faculty & Research Adviser

Status of Appointment

  • Permanent

 

  • Teaching Faculty
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Berna Lou L. Aba

Assistant Professor II

 

Highest Degree Attained

  • M.S. Biology

Specialization

  • Wildlife and Biodiversity
  • Environmental Microbiology

Research Interest

  • Bioremediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Lands
  • Rehabilitation of Acid Mine Drainage Agricultural Areas using agriwaste compost and microbes
  • Bioprospecting of Plant Growth Promoter Bacteria and Fungi
  • Bat Fauna Diversity and Relative Abundance

Role

  • Teaching Graduate Faculty

Status of Appointment

  • Permanent

Publication(s)

  • Aba, B. L., & Almosa, N. M. (2015). Characterization, Antimicrobial and Anti-fungal Activity of Endophytic Fungi Associated with Gelidiella acerosa (Forsskal) Feldmann and G.Hamel (1934) from the Intertidal Area of Silago, Southern Leyte, Philippines. Journal of Society and Technology, 5, 162-172.
  • Tulin, A., Aba, B. L., & Pasa, A. (2014). Relative Abundance and Local Knowledge on Bats in Pagang-Pagang Cave, Eastern Leyte. Journal of Society and Technology, 4, 171-182.

 

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Ted Dominique S. Belonias

Instructor I

 

Highest Degree Attained

  • M.S. Plant Physiology

Specialization

Research Interest

  • Bioremediation of Heavy Metal Contaminated Lands
  • Rehabilitation of Acid Mine Drainage Agricultural Areas using agriwaste compost and microbes
  • Bioprospecting of Plant Growth Promoter Bacteria and Fungi
  • Bat Fauna Diversity and Relative Abundance

Role

  • Teaching Graduate Faculty

Status of Appointment

  • Temporary

Publication(s)

 

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Jayzon G. Bitacura

Assistant Professor III

 

Highest Degree Attained

  • M.S. Molecular Biology (Human Health)

Specialization

Research Interest

  • Stem cell biology
  • Pollution and bioremediation
  • Marine natural products

Role

  • Teaching Graduate Faculty

Status of Appointment

  • Permanent

 

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Christy M. Desades

Assistant Professor II

 

Highest Degree Attained

  • Ph.D. in Sci Ed Biology

Specialization

Research Interest

Role

  • Teaching Graduate Faculty

Status of Appointment

  • Permanent

 

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Art Russel R. Flandez

Assistant Professor III

 

Highest Degree Attained

  • M.S. Marine & Lacustrine Science & Management

Specialization

Research Interest

  • Biodiversity and ecology of reef fishes and invertebrates
  • Integrated coastal resource management
  • Marine and lacustrine science

Role

  • Teaching Graduate Faculty

Status of Appointment

  • Permanent

 

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Ris Menoel R. Modina

Instructor III

 

Highest Degree Attained

  • M.S. Zoology

Specialization

Research Interest

  • Coastal resource assessment
  • Fish as bio indicator of water pollution/contamination

Role

  • Teaching Graduate Faculty

Status of Appointment

  • Permanent

 

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Eunice Kenee L. Seriño

Assistant Professor I

 

Highest Degree Attained

  • M.S. Tropical Ecology

Specialization

Research Interest

  • Freshwater biology and ecology especially in the use of bioindicators (e.g., planktonic algae and macroinvertebrates) to check the status of water quality in river ecosystems

Role

  • Teaching Graduate Faculty

Status of Appointment

  • Permanent

 

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Kyza Mae M. Ramoneda

Instructor I

 

Highest Degree Attained

  • M.S. Molecular Biology

Specialization

Research Interest

Role

  • Teaching Graduate Faculty

Status of Appointment

 

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Honeylene V. Ongy

Instructor I

 

Highest Degree Attained

  • M.S. Tropical Ecology

Specialization

Research Interest

Role

  • Teaching Graduate Faculty

Status of Appointment

  • Temporary