Program

B. S. Biology

Special Features of the Program

A four (4) year Bachelor of Science major in Biology program aimed to produce competent graduates with comprehensive knowledge and skills in life sciences. The program consists of 182 credit units which include biology core subjects, tool courses, general education courses (GEC), and ~24 units of microbiology specialization courses.

Core courses include fundamentals of botany and zoology, cell and molecular biology, physiology, genetics, ecology, developmental biology, among others. Tool courses include organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, biostatistics, systematics, and the like;  while selected GECs include Data Analytics of the “big data” in the field of post-genomic era, Cross-Cultural Communication course in a seamless global community, concern for the environment through the studies of the anthropogenic impacts to the environment in People, Earth, and Ecosystem  The program offers medical microbiology, virology,  microbial physiology, industrial and food microbiology. A minimum of 150 hours of practicum or on-the-job training and capped by six (6) units of undergraduate research or thesis that span three semesters of research activities, seminar, manuscript writing, and oral thesis defense. Outstanding thesis output will be disseminated through a poster or oral presentations in scientific meetings of professional organizations in biology and related fields for future collaboration and various opportunities.

Graduates of the program would have the requisite units in microbiology to qualify for a professional examination currently administered by the Philippine Academy of Microbiology (PAM); if they opt to practice as registered microbiologists. The graduates are also qualified to pursue advanced research studies through the master’s or doctorate degree programs here or abroad and help build the science and technology in the country. Graduates are also equipped to study medicine or masters in molecular medicine offered by the Saint Luke’s College of Medicine.

One of the distinct offerings of the program along with the other courses available at TUA is the whole person education where the Trinitian graduates are trained and deployed to the marketplace armed not only with universal values of integrity and righteousness but the love of God and his fellowmen. It is the hallmark of the Trinitian education that upholds the belief that humankind was created in the image of God to glorify Him as stewards of His magnificent creation.

The Biology Department is under the College of Arts Sciences and Education of the Trinity University of Asia (TUA). It was founded in 1990 as one of the departments of the former College of Arts and Sciences. The three decades of Biology at Trinity is a testament to its resilience and importance as an undergraduate biological science program.  While the fundamental courses offered in the B.S. Biology Program, the new curriculum is pegged on the output-based education (OBE) model. It  strives to adapt to the current ASEAN integration and designed to establish a niche among other schools offering a B.S. Biology course. TUA B.S. Biology Program seeks to educate students whose passion is to explore, discover, innovate, and to translate ideas into practical technological applications.

PROGRAM SPECIFICATIONS OVERVIEW

Teaching Institution and Awarding Body Trinity University of Asia
Name of School College of Arts, Sciences, and Education
Department Biology Department
Program Title and Name of Final Awards Bachelor of Science in Biology
Program Level Undergraduate
Mode of Study Full-time
Required Credit Units 182
Medium of Instruction English
Length of Program 4 years (8 semesters and 2 intercessions)
Statutory Body Accreditation CHED Autonomous University, Assoc. Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities (ACSCU) Accredited

Program Outcomes

  • Develop an in-depth understanding of the basic principles governing the science of life.
  • Utilize the techniques relevant to biological research work in laboratory and field settings.
  • Apply basic mathematical and statistical computations and use of appropriate technologies in the analysis of biological data.
  • Extend knowledge and critically assess current views and theories in various areas of the biological sciences.
  • Commitment to pursue research and education.
  • Demonstrates concern for the environment and the conservation of biodiversity.
  • Upholds ethical principles and biosafety standards

 Rules of Retention

  • A BS Biology student is evaluated based on her/his grades in her/his major courses.
  • A major course is any Biology, Zoology or Botany courses.
  • Evaluation is done at the end of each semester.
  • Good Standing. A student must have a semestral weighted average of at least 2.50 taken in the particular semester with no grade lower than 2.50 taken in all subjects.
  • Needs Improvement (NI). If the student’s semestral weighted average is lower than 2.50 for the first time and; If the student has a grade of 3.00 and/or 5.00 in any of her/his subjects
  • If the student’s semestral weighted average falls below 2.50 for the second time; If the student has three (3) 5.00 or failing grades in her/his General Education courses and; If the student has three (3) 5.00 or failing grades in her/his courses in Sciences and Biology.

Facilities

Teaching laboratories are equipped with standard laboratory fixtures, LCD projectors (or TV monitors), binocular light microscopes (with oil immersion obj.), animal, human, and plant structure models. Big lecture halls and the University auditorium are also available for seminars and conferences.

Research laboratory equipped with microbiological research tools (autoclave, microscopes, pipettors, refrigerators, low-speed centrifuge, balance, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), 2D-electrophoresis set up, agarose gel electrophoresis. The TUA central laboratory for molecular biology housed at the Health and Sciences Center building is expected to be completed soon.

Other sophisticated equipment of the University that are accessible for research include High-Performance Liquid Chromatography, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, refrigerated centrifuge, ultra-low freezer, biosafety cabinet class II. The electron microscopy laboratory in another research laboratory near TUA is open for analytical services.

State of the art computer laboratories are also available at the College of Engineering and Information Science to the biology students who will be doing heavy computing and data analysis.

Services provided to students

  • Offers Biology related subjects to science and non-science majors
  • Access and training in the use of research laboratory equipment
  • Opportunity to conduct research and practicum exposure in relevant industries or top-caliber biological research institutions
  • Tutorial class

 

Local and International Linkages

Local:

  • Research and Biotechnology Division, Saint Luke’s Medical Center
  • M.S. Molecular Medicine Program, Saint Luke’s College of Medicine
  • Institute of Biology, University of the Philippines Diliman
  • Natural Sciences Research Institute, University of the Philippines
  • Philippine Society for Microbiology
  • Philippine Academy of Microbiology

International:

  • Taylor’s University, Malaysia
  •  Ehime University, Japan* (to be confirmed)

Community and outreach

Community Outreach for Preschool Education- Arts and Sciences Program for Inspired Responsive Education (COPE-ASPIRE) is a yearly community outreach conducted at Barangay Tatalon, Quezon City. The January 2020 outreach conducted was themed “Health Awareness”. Topics related to leptospirosis, tuberculosis, septicemia, dengue, high blood pressure, hypercholesterolemia, and gouty arthritis were presented.

Achievements (board exam, Accreditation Level, affiliations)

  • Level 3 Accreditation: Assoc. Christian Schools, Colleges and Universities (ACSCU)
  • Autonomous University/Higher Learning Institutions by the Philippine Commission on Higher Education

Tuition Fee

The tuition fee rates of the Program are considered very competitive compared to the fees offered by other private universities in the University Belt and elsewhere. Various scholarships for honor students especially those needing financial assistance are available with reasonable academic grade requirements to maintain. Athletic students may also tap scholarship available while pursuing the program. Students are also encouraged to apply for scholarships in various agencies such as Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and other scholarship grants.

EMPLOYMENT POTENTIALS OF GRADUATES

Various industries related to manufacturing, food, agriculture, biotechnologies are in constant demand for registered microbiologists, quality analysts, science research specialists’ technical staff, and biotechnology business representatives. While the academe and government agencies continue to require instructors, lecturers, biosafety officers, and research assistants. Many of these jobs are offered by various TUA industry partners, government and private research institutions.

Our excellent graduates have landed jobs in research and academic institutions providing valuable work experience.

LIST OF FACULTY

ANACLETO M. ARGAYOSA,  Ph.D.

DESIGNATION: Department Head
SPECIALIZATION: Cell and Molecular Biology, Proteomics, Immunology, Microbiology
E-mail address: amargayosa@tua.edu.ph

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • University of the Philippines Diliman, Ph. D. in Biology, 2006
  • (Dissertation research conducted at Johns Hopkins University, USA)
  • University of the Philippines Diliman, M.S. Biology, 1999
  • University of Santo Tomas, Manila, B.S. Biology, 1989

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Cell and Molecular Biology, Microbiology,  Genetics, Developmental Biology, Biochemistry, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Gen. Botany

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 

  • Phil. Soc. For Microbiology
  • Phil. Soc. For Cell Biology
  • Phil. Soc. For Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • International Society for Developmental and Comparative Immunology

AWARDS

  • Alfredo M. Yao Intellectual Property Award 2013 (Fish Oral Vaccine, First Prize)
  • Department of Science and Technology-Grants in Aid Research Award
  • International Publication Awards, U.P. Diliman 2009, 2010; UST- 2016
  • Asian Molecular Biology Org.-International Mol. Bio. Network Training Grant on Proteomics, Osaka University, Japan 2007
  • Travel Grant, Int’l Soc. Dev. and Comp. Immunol. Conf., Charleston, S.C.,  U.S.A., 2006
  • Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University, U.S.A., 2002-2003

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Dinglasan, J.L.N., Ragasa, L.R.P., Argayosa, A.M., Basiao, Z.U., Velarde, M.C. 2019. Transcriptome Analysis of Milkfish after Exposure to Aeromonas hydrophila using Next-Generation Sequencing. Philippine Journal of Science, 141(SI)33-41.
  • Argayosa, A.M., Daclan, J.R.L., Acuin, M.S., Nilles-Bije, M.L. 2015 Identification of mannose-binding protein from milkfish (Chanos chanos) Serum. Biological and Chemical Research, 2015, 277-288.
  • Woycheese, K.M., Meyer-Dombard, D.R.  Cardace, D.,  Argayosa, A.M., Arcilla, C.A. 2015. Out of the dark: Transitional subsurface-to-surface microbial diversity in a terrestrial serpentinizing seep (Manleluag, Pangasinan, the Philippines), Frontiers in Microbiology doi:10.3389/fmicb.2015.00044
  • Cabria, G.L.B, Argayosa, V.B., Lazaro, J.E.H, Argayosa, A.M. and Arcilla, C.A. 2014.Draft Genome Sequence of Haloalkaliphilic Exiguobacterium sp. AB2 from Manleluag Ophiolitic Spring, Philippines. GenomeA 2(4) e00840-14.
  • Argayosa, A.M., Bernal, R.A., Luczon, A., Arboleda, J. 2010. Characterization of  Mannose-Binding Lectin  Isolated from the Serum of African Catfish (Clarias gariepinus). Aquaculture 310(3) 274-280.
  • Argayosa, A.M., Lee, Y.C. 2009.  Identification of L-fucose-binding proteins from Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) serum. Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 27 (3) 479-485.
  • Argayosa, A.M. Pascua, C. S. Sumera, F. Espigar, AR, Yason, JA. Oral Vaccine (Microencapsulation of Aeromonas hydrophila for Oral Vaccine Development) Application No. 12013000256 (Intellectual Property Office- Philippines);  August 30, 2013. Patent Approved May 2017. (Phil. Patent)

Photos- AM Argayosa

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MARY CHRISTINE CADA, M.S.

DESIGNATION:  Assistant Professor, Full-time faculty
SPECIALIZATION:    Microbiology, Mycology, Endophytes, Natural Products, Bioremediation, Environmental Science
E-mail address:  mcacada@tua.edu.ph
SOCIAL MEDIA: www.facebook.com/christinecada

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • University of Santo Tomas, M.S. Microbiology, 2017
  • Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, B.S. Biology, 2009

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Microbiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, General Zoology, Systematics, Evolutionary Biology,
  • Plant Anatomy and Morphology

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 

  • Philippine Society for Microbiology
  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Philippine National for Microbial Culture Collection
  • Mycological Society of the Philippines
  • Biology Teachers Association of the Philippines

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Notarte, K.I.,, Devanadera, M.K., Mayor A.B., Cada, M.C., Pecundo, M. and Macabeo, A.P. (2019). Toxicity, Antibacterial and Antioxidant Activities of Fungal Endophytes Colletotrichum and Nigrospora spp. Isolated from Uvaria grandiflora. Philippine Journal Science, 148 (3).

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HOWELL T. HO,  Ph.D.

DESIGNATION:  Associate Professor;  Dean, College of Arts, Sciences, and Education
SPECIALIZATION: Dengue Disease Dynamics, Data Analytics, Bioinformatics, Microbiology
E-mail address: htho@tua.edu.ph

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • De La Salle University, Ph.D. Biology, 2019
  • De La Salle University, M.S. Biology, 2007
  • University of the Philippines, B.S. Biology, 1991

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology,  Microbiology, Research,  Biostatistics ….

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 

  • Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc. (PSM)
  • National Research Council of the Philippines
  • Philippine Network of Microbial Culture Collections
  • American Society for Microbiology

AWARDS

  • American Society for Microbiology – Conference on Undergraduate Education (ASMCUE) Leadership Grant for International Educators Fellow, 2014
  • Graduated MS Biology with Highest Distinction, 2007

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Carvajal, T. M., Ogishi, K., Yaegeshi, S., Hernandez, L. F. T., Viacrusis, K. M., Ho, H. T., … & Watanabe, K. 2019. Fine-Scale Population Genetic Structure of Dengue Mosquito Vector, Aedes aegypti and its Association to Local Dengue Incidence.bioRxiv, 561621. (pre-print)
  • Ho HT, Carvajal TM, Bautista JR, Capistrano JDR, Viacrusis KM, Hernandez LFT, Watanabe K. 2018. Using Google Trends to Examine the Spatio-Temporal Incidence and Behavioral Patterns of Dengue Disease: A Case Study in Metropolitan Manila, Philippines,  Trop Med Infect Dis. 3(4).
  • Carvajal TM, Viacrusis KM, Hernandez LFT, Ho HT, Amalin DM, Watanabe K. 2018; Machine learning methods reveal the temporal pattern of dengue incidence using meteorological factors in metropolitan Manila, Philippines,  BMC Infect Dis. 18(1):183
  • Carvajal TM, Hernandez LF, Ho HT, Cuenca MG, Orantia BM, Estrada CR, Viacrusis KM, Amalin DM, Watanabe K. 2016. Spatial analysis of wing geometry in dengue vector mosquito, Aedes aegypti (L.) (Diptera: Culicidae), populations in Metropolitan Manila, Philippines.             J Vector Borne Dis. 53(2):127-35
  • Almanzor BL, Ho HT, Carvajal TM. 2016. Ecdysis period and rate deviations of dengue mosquito vector, Aedes aegypti reared in different artificial water-holding containers.    J Vector Borne Dis. 53(1):37-45 (Web of Science, Impact Factor: 0.886)
  • TM Carvajal, HT Ho, LFT Hernandez, KM Viacrusis, DM Amalin and K Watanabe. 2019. Watanabe, Toru, Watanabe, Chiho (Eds.). Chapter 10 An Ecological Context Toward Understanding Dengue Disease Dynamics in Urban Cities: A Case Study in Metropolitan Manila, Philippines,  Health in Ecological Perspectives in the Anthropocene. Springer Nature Singapore Pte. Ltd.

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GLORINA DIVINA PEREZ – OROZCO, Ph.D.

DESIGNATION: Professor
SPECIALIZATION: Environmental microbiology, protozoology, plant tissue culture
E-mail address: gporozco@tua.edu.ph

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • University of the Philippines at Los Baños, Ph.D. Environmental Science, 2008
  • University of the Philippines – Diliman / Master of Science in Microbiology, 1988
  • University of the Philippines at Los Baños / Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1982

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Genetics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Zoology, Microbiology, Research etc.

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 

  • Biology Teachers Association (BIOTA), Phil                                                    
  • Philippine Society for Cell Biology
  • National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP)
  • Gamma Sigma Delta International Honor Society
  • Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc. (PSM)

AWARDS

  • NRCP Regular Membership Award,  84th General Assembly of the National Research Council of the Phil., March 22, 2017
  • Teaching Performance Award, FEU , 2nd  Sem SY 2014-2015 to 1st Sem SY 2015-2016
  • Outstanding Publication Award, FEU,   SY 2012-2013
  • Teaching Excellence Award / Most Outstanding Teacher in the Biology Dept. , FEU,  SY 2010-2011
  • Academic Excellence Awardee, Ph.D. Environmental Science, U.P. Los Baños, 2008

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Orozco, G., et.al. 2012. Limnological  Study of Estero de Paco and de Concordia. University Belt  Consortium Research Journal.  ISSN  No.1908-6881. Vol.5-6:1 41-185.
  • Orozco, G. & M. Zafaralla. 2012. Biophysico-chemical & Socioeconomic Study of Two Major Metro Manila      Biology Education for Social & Sustainable Development. Eds: Kim, M and C.H. Diong. Rotterdam:   Sense Publ.17:161-172. ISBN97894-6091-9251.
  • Orozco, G. & M. Zafaralla. 2011. Socioeconomic Study of Two Major Metro Manila Esteros. Journal of  Environmental  Science & Mgt.. ISSN 0119-1144. 14(1): 52-59.
  • Orozco, Glorina, M. Zafaralla & M. Flavier. 2008. Preliminary Physico-chemical and Fish   Survey of Two  Esteros in Manila   City. The Phil. BIOTA Journal. Vol.41(2): 35-51.
  • Go, N.,  G. Perez-Orozco and S.C. Halos. 1992. Variation in the response of fast  and slow-growing provenances of Pinus caribaea var. hondurensis  in  embryo culture. Biotrop Spec, . Publ. 49: 163 – 169.
  • Orozco, G and Enriquez. 1991. Immunological variation of two Philippine  Naegleria sp. isolates. Phil. Journal      Science 120(1): 107 – 115.
  • Plankton collection in San Juan River, Philippines. H. Dian, J. Barcelona, J. Mercene, and G.P. Orozco, 2019

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DAISY R. SUCALDITO, M.S. (Candidate)

DESIGNATION:  Instructor (Full time faculty)
SPECIALIZATION:  Molecular Identification of Wolbachia sp. in Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes
E-mail address: drsucaldito@tua.edu.ph

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Dela Salle University- Manila, M.S. Biology (2017-present)
  • Polytechnic University of the Philippines- Santa Mesa, B.S. Biology, 2015

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • General Zoology, Entomology, People, Earth and Ecosystem

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ALFREDO S. ALCANTARA,  M.S. (Candidate)

DESIGNATION:  Instructor (Part-time Faculty)
SPECIALIZATION:  Biocontrol  of Aedes aegypti Mosquitoes
E-mail address:  asalcantara@tua.edu.ph

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • University of Santo Tomas, M.S. Biology (2017-present)
  • Philippine Normal University, B.S. Biology for Teachers (cum laude), 2014

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • General Zoology, Earth Science, General Biology, Physical Science

AWARDS

  • FSTEM Laurel 2014 – Best in Research, Philippine Normal University, March 2014

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JAQUELINE MARJORIE R. PEREDA, M.S.

DESIGNATION:  Jr. Special Lecturer 1 (Part-time faculty)
SPECIALIZATION:    Aquaculture, Aquatic Biotechnology, Genetics
E-mail address:  jmrpereda@tua.edu.ph
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook/Jacque Pereda, Instagram/Jacque Pereda, Twitter/Jacque Pereda

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • University of Santo Tomas, M.S. Biological Science, 2016
  • University of Santo Tomas, B.S. Biology, 2013

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology, General Zoology, Genetics, Cell and Molecular Biology, Plant Systematics, General Biology, Parasitology

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 

  • Philippine Society for Cell Biology
  • Philippine Biology Teachers Association
  • Philippine Association of Marine Science
  • Philippine Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Postrado, J.F., Jover, K.M.A., Mabulac, H.J., Velasco, J.S., De La Paz, M.E., Pereda, J.M.R.,  Ventolero, M.F.H., Santos, M.D.  2019. Identification of Fish Prey of an Irrawaddy Dolphin (Orcaella brevirostris) using Mitochondrial Cytochrome c Oxidase 1 Sequence Analysis. The Philippine Fisheries Journal. 26(1):1-7.
  • Sarmiento, K., Pereda, J.M.R.,Ventolero, M.F.H.,  Santos, M.D. 2018. Not Fish in Fishballs:    Fraud     detected in some processed seafood products sold as street food using DNA Barcoding. Philippine Science Letters. 11(1):30-36.
  • Acebes, J.M. , Barr, Y., Pereda, J.M.R., Santos, M.D. 2016. Characteristics of previously undescribed fishery and habitat for Manta alfredi in the Philippines.  Marine Biodiversity Records. 9(98): 1-10.

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MARCY ANN CLAIRE D. LALWET, Ed.D. (Candidate)

DESIGNATION:  Associate Professor (Adjunct Faculty)
SPECIALIZATION:     Science education
E-mail address: mcdlalwet@tua.edu.ph

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Centro Escolar University, Ph.D. Science Education (in progress)
  • Trinity College of Quezon City* (now Trinity Univ. of Asia), M.A. Educational Management, 1999
  • Saint Louis University, B.S. Biology, 1983

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FERANDRE C. SALATAN, M.A.

DESIGNATION:  Lecturer (Adjunct faculty)
SPECIALIZATION: Biochemistry, Biomaterials, Spectroscopy, Neuroscience
E-mail address: ferandre@gmail.com

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Rice University, USA, M.A. in Chemistry, 2010
  • University of the Philippines at Los Baños, B.S. Chemistry, 1997

SUBJECTS TAUGHT

  • Biochemistry, Science Technology and Society, Environmental Toxicology,

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Tian, L., Lu, L., Qiao, Y.,Ravi, S.,Salatan, F.,Melancon, M. P. 2016. Stimuli-Responsive Gold Nanoparticles for Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy. J Funct Biomater. 7(3).
  • A Melancon, A., Jacobsen, M. Salatan, F., Jones, A, Cody, D., Nute, J., Melancon, M. 2015.
  • Dual-Energy Computed Tomography Detection Limit of Various Radiopaque Contrast Agents That Can Be Infused Within Absorbable Inferior Vena Cava Filters.  Medical Physics, 42(6): 3543.
  • MacLellan, C.J., Melancon, M. ,Salatan, F. ,Yang, Q.,Hwang, K.P. ,Fuentes, D., Stafford, R.J. 2015.
  • MO‐FG‐BRA‐09: Quantification of Nanoparticle Heating and Concentration for MR‐Guided Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy. Medical Physics. 42(6)
  • Landes, C. F., Rambhadran, A.,Taylor, J. N.,Salatan, F., Jayaraman, V. 2011. Structural landscape of isolated agonist-binding domains from single AMPA receptors. Nat Chem Biol. 7(3):168-73.

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VALENTINO FIDEL, B.S.

DESIGNATION:  Laboratory Technician
Centro Escolar University, B.S. Medical Technology

ACTIVITIES

  • Bio-Assembly, August/September
  • Campus Club Fair, September/October
  • Biology Seminar-Workshop, January, August/September
  • Community Outreach and Extension Work, January/November
  • Biology Department Open House – CASE Foundation Week, October (other photos to follow)
  • Bio Day – February/March
  • TUA Foundation Day Celebrations- February
  • TUA Research Colloquium, May
  • Graduation Ball, May
  • Graduation, June

ABOUT OUR LOGO

The microscope represents the essential and powerful  tool in biology that allows learners to examine the basic unit of life, the cell. It symbolizes the  deeper investigation of life which could advance  to provide solutions and innovations to various issues relevant to  life science.  The new BS Biology curriculum specializes in microbiology where the microscope plays an important role in exploring microbial diversity for health and biotechnology.

Testimonials from Alumni

“Stand up straight and realize who you are, that you tower over your circumstances.”

This quote by Maya Angelou has been my driving force since I decided to pursue my degree paper (thesis) by myself. I kept on having thoughts about whether I can truly accomplish it by myself considering financial constraints and other issues. But my main struggle during this period was my ignorance of my own thesis topic. I accepted the topic knowing absolutely nothing about vaccines and encapsulation. I was enthralled by the mere thought of doing something way beyond my capacity that I immediately thought that it was an amazing topic. But these struggles were important part of my growth in the last remaining days of my undergraduate studies. … I persevered and gathered every ounce of my strength to finish what I started. Thankfully, I managed to push through. My heart was at ease and I was grateful for the people who kept on pushing me to do well; especially to my thesis adviser, Dr. Argayosa, my family and my closest friends who never failed to motivate me every step of the way.

Deaniel Go
Deaniel GoB.S. Biology 2019, Magna Cum Laude, remarked about his thesis at TUA which won the 3rd place in the 2019 TUA Research Colloquium

What I like about the Biology Program was the training it offered in pre-medicine. This focus along with the kind words of professors helped push me to pursue a career in medicine.

Isaiah Cooper
Isaiah CooperB.S. Biology 2019

In the College of Arts and Sciences, Education (CASE) day we helped organize seminars  and an exhibit of different companies related to their innovative products and technologies. I could say it was a success One of the seminars we hosted was  on DNA Forensic which was very interesting and I learned about Forensic DNA that our DNA is very powerful tool in forensics …”. We biology student are happy and did a good job on handling the event.

Mig S. VillavirayB.S. Biology 2019

Testimonials from Students

The department of biology has taught me a lot and has widened my knowledge. I can’t thank the entire faculty and staff for their patience, time and for being there. Being closely knit as family, and sharing every experience together; what better way is there to learn? Thank you, Bio.

Gloria IyereB.S. Biology from Nigeria

Being a student at the Trinity University of Asia is one of the best impulsive choices I’ve made. Experiences that mold me from to betterment, meeting a lot of great people, professors, and colleagues that helped me from what I am today”.  “One of my best and most memorable years was in my junior year where I became a part of the Society of Life Science Students organization (SOLSS) as a Promotions Director where my social and interpersonal skills developed….Also, one of the practices that helped me grow as an individual are the laboratory practices, systems and life lessons…. One of them is the 5’s, a 5 steps Japanese character which stands for Seiri (Sort), Seiton (Systematized; Orderliness), Seiso (Shine; Cleanliness), Seiketsu (Standardized), Shitsuke (Sustain; Self-discipline) an approach for an optimized workplace.

Brayan Quizona senior B.S. Biology student, who co-authored a thesis on microbial analysis of deep wells in Pampanga which was presented as a poster to the Philippine Society for Cell Biology Scientific Meeting in 2018

It is with great pleasure that I share my experience in the Biology program. I can say that my experience here in this degree is somewhat overwhelming and fun and the same time. …One of my experiences in this program is that I was able to do my practicum at “One of the world’s best” medical institutions in the country – Saint  Luke’s Medical Center Quezon City at their Research and Biotechnology Division. Adding to that, I had the privilege to attend a world class conferences such as the 3rd International Scientific Conference titled: “Forward Thinkers” with the theme: “Shaping Healthcare Through Molecular Medicine Research” held last Sept. 28-29, 2019 at the St. Luke’s College of Medicine.  I have recognized that medical conditions have a molecular etiology and is an important driver in advancing Molecular Medicine research to improve medical healthcare and treatment outcomes.  All the professors in this program based on my experience are very competent and kind. Their quality of teaching students is excellent where they leave no stone unturned. If you love sciences like human anatomy, genetics, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology and etc., this is the place for you. I urge you all senior high school students who have a passion in science or medical research to take this program. . .

Jose Lorenzo A. Alejo4th yr. level B.S. Biology (Pre-Medicine)