ABOUT THE LAB
Within the ocean thrives a diversity of life uniquely adapted to the challenges of a dynamic, and sometimes extreme, environment. Our research interest lies in exploring the genomic complement of marine organisms to reveal the keys to their success in various ecological niches, as well as to gain insight into the origin and evolution of animal diversity and complexity.
We apply next-generation sequencing and techniques in molecular biology to elucidate gene composition, expression dynamics, and the regulatory networks that control different aspects of marine life, such as developmental transitions and responses to changing ocean conditions.
The Marine Molecular Biology Laboratory is part of the Marine Science Institute of the University of the Philippines in Diliman. Many of our experiments are conducted at the Bolinao Marine Laboratory in Bolinao, Pangasinan. We welcome collaborations with students and experts from diverse fields.