Biotechnology for Agriculture and Forestry Program

 

Program Leader: MANNIX S. PEDRO, Ph.D.
University Researcher III
Biotechnology / Molecular Biology / Microbiology

 

Biotechnology for Agriculture and Forestry develops and applies biotechnology strategies to address food security, enhance food production and improve crop productivity.Current research is on improvement of microbial-based fertilizers and development of DNA-based research tools.

 

Laboratories:

 

Staff:

Senior Staff

 

NELLY S. AGGANGAN, Ph.D.
Scientist I
Mycorrhiza Technology / Bioremediation / Forest Restoration / Plant Nutrition
 
JULIETA A. ANARNA, M.Sc.
University Researcher II
Biofertilizer Production
 
MARILYN B. BROWN, Ph.D.
Deputy Director / Research Assistant Professor 7
Soil-Plant-Microbial Interactions / Mycorrhizal Plant Pathology
 
SEVERINA B. EXCONDE, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor 7
Plant Pathology / Microbiology / Immunology / Tissue Culture
 
LILIA M. FERNANDO, Ph.D.
University Researcher II
Biochemistry / Nanobiosensors / Nanobiotechnology
 
DANILO M. MENDOZA, Ph.D.
University Researcher IV
Plant Nutrition / Soil Microbiology / Protein Chemistry
 
ROBERT A. NEPOMUCENO, M.Sc.
University Researcher II
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
 
VIRGINIA M. PADILLA, Ph.D.
University Researcher III
Soil Science / Microbiology / Biochemistry / Biotechnology / Biofertilizer Development
 
MARIA LOURDES Q. SISON, Ph.D.
University Researcher V
Soil Science (Microbiology)
 
JOCELYN T. ZARATE, Ph.D.
University Researcher II
Soil Science / Soil Microbiology / Plant Microbe Interactions / Developer of Mykoplus

 

Junior Staff

 

HIYASMIN ROSE L. BENZON, M.Sc.
University Research Associate II
Soil Science / Microbiology
 
LOVELY B. WILLAUER, M.Sc.
University Researcher II
Molecular Biology / Biotechnology / Biochemistry