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Biological Sciences Department (BSD)

The Biological Sciences Department is part of the College of Science and Computer Studies and is in charge of overseeing the BS Biology (Major in Human Biology), BS Biology (with concentration in Environmental Science) and BS in Meical Biology programs.

Guided by the Lasallian values of Faith, Service and Communion, anchored on DLSU-Dís progressive-existentialist philosophy of education, the faculty members of the Department seek to produce God-loving, academically competent and technically-equipped and patriotic graduates, through relevant programs, which offer research-based and community-oriented courses that promote science and technology and biodiversity conservation towards sustainable development in compliance with local, national and global interests.

Vision Mission Statement

The Biological Sciences Department (BSD) seeks to spearhead research-based studies that will promote science and technology founded on the national development goals and produce academically competent, technically skilled and globally competitive graduates.

The Department values graduates who attain academic excellence in Biology and other science-related fields that will develop a particular skill for innovative creative thinking making them receptive to scientific ideas. It also recognizes the community as a laboratory for learning; the conservation of natural resources; and the virtues of truth, goodness, and beauty as means of bringing man closer to God.

In order to achieve its goals, the Department prepares the students through comprehensive science programs with emphasis on the utilization of educational technologies such as multimedia and other alternative systems.

In all its teaching-learning activities, the Department develops the interest and skills of the students by offering a wide selection of information in Biological Sciences. It likewise motivates the students to participate in community-based activities, to apply theories to actual life situations, to pursue research-oriented projects and to perform satisfactorily in the National Medical Admission Test.

In this manner, the BSD is a reliable source of academically competent and highly skilled science graduates, living and practicing the life values of St. John Baptist De La Salle.

Facilities and Resources

  • Biology Multi-media (Audio-visual) Rooms
  • Biology Research Laboratory
  • Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
  • Histology and Cell Biology Laboratory
  • Microbiology Laboratory
  • Ecology Laboratory
  • Natural History Collections
  • Herbarium
  • Botanical Garden

Faculty Development Programs

The BSD faculty members are committed to professional enhancement and educational contribution; hence, the Department shall endeavor to accomplish the following:

  1. Increase the number of faculty presenting researches in both national and international conferences
  2. Create a pool of resource persons representing various fields of specialization for community outreach, sponsored trainings and workshops
  3. Increase memberships in professional organizations
  4. Promote continuing education of faculty by sponsoring their participation to in-campus and off-campus seminars in order to establish linkages with their professional counterparts from other institutions.
  5. Encourage faculty to engage in e-learning and correspondence with other foreign scientists to increase their level of expertise and be at par with them
  6. Enhance the potential of the faculty by supporting their bid for dissertation grants, scholarship trainings abroad as well as awards and recognition in scientific competitions

Student Development Programs

The Department seeks to accomplish the following objectives under the Student Development Program:

  • Improve students' research competencies in congruence with the Department's research agenda.
  • Intensify student and faculty interaction through academic and non-academic endeavors
  • Provide more meaningful co-curricular activities
  • Collaborate with BSD Faculty/other institutions for possible research grants that include students
  • Empower the program council/student organizations under the department
  • Increase student participation to national and international conferences, symposia, and academic competitions

Paper Presentations

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List of Paper Presentations from October 2005 - May 2008 pdf
List of Paper and Poster Presentations from June - September 2005 pdf
Scientific Poster Presentations pdf
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Faculty and Staff

FULL TIME FACULTY
    Dr. Johnny A. Ching
    Dean, CSCS
    PhD in Biology
    Field of Specialization: Plant Anatomy and Physiology

    Ms. Ruth B. America
    PhD in Biology (candidate)
    Field of Specialization: Microbiology and Parasitology

    Ms. Janette P. Bala
    Curator, Natural History Collection
    PhD in Biology (on-going)
    Field of Specialization: Ecology

    Ms. Chona T. Bandelaria
    PhD in Biology (on-going)
    Field of Specialization: Microbiology and Parasitology

    Dr. Rubie M. Causaren
    PhD in Biology
    Field of Specialization: Ecology

    Ms. Ma. Luisa V. Cuaresma
    PhD in Biology (candidate)
    Field of Specialization: Ecology

    Ms. Cherry Z. Cuevas
    PhD in Biology (candidate)
    Field of Specialization: Taxonomy and Systematics

    Dr. Arnold B. Fonollera
    PhD in Environmental Studies (candidate)
    Field of Specialization: Ecology

    Mr. Michael C. Guyamin
    PhD in Biology (candidate)
    Field of Specialization: Ecology

    Ms. Olgga A. Hara
    PhD in Biology (on-going)
    Field of Specialization: Microbiology and Parasitology

    Mr. Wilson R. Jacinto
    PhD in Biology (candidate)
    Field of Specialization: Microbiology and Parasitology

    Ms. Myra N. Lagat
    PhD in Biology (on-going)
    Field of Specialization: Ecology

    Dr. Ronaldo D. Lagat
    Assistant University Registrar
    PhD in Biology
    Field of Specialization: Taxonomy and Systematics

    Dr. Janet P. Macawile
    BSD Laboratory Supervisor
    PhD in Biology
    Field of Specialization: Public and Community Health
    E-mail: jpmacawile@dlsud.edu.ph

    Dr. Melanie P. Medecilo
    Director, University Research Office
    PhD in Biology
    Field of Specialization: Taxonomy and Systematics

    Dr. Airill L. Mercurio
    Chair, BSD
    PhD in Biology (candidate)
    Field of Specialization: Ecology

    Ms. Reny C. Obra
    Supervisor, DLSU-D Centennial Botanic Gardens
    PhD in Biology (on-going)
    Field of Specialization: Taxonomy and Systematics

    Mr. Marlon C. Pareja
    Director, Environmental Resources Management Center
    PhD in Biology (candidate)
    Field of Specialization: Histology, Cell Biology, Genetics and Molecular Biology

    Dr. Jonathan S. Rubio
    PhD in Environmental Science
    Field of Specialization: Ecology

    Dr. Cristina C. Salibay
    PhD in Biology
    Field of Specialization: Microbiology and Parasitology

    Ms. Jonnacar S. San Sebastian
    PhD in Biology (on-going)
    Field of Specialization: Histology, Cell Biology, Genetics and Molecular Biology

    Ms. Hazel Anne L. Tabo
    PhD in Biology (on-going)
    Field of Specialization: Cell and Molecular Biology and Parasitology

    Mr. Norbel A. Tabo
    DrPH Medical Microbiology (candidate)
    Field of Specialization: Microbiology and Immunology

    Mr. Mario S. Torres
    Director, Admission Office
    PhD in Biology (on-going)
    Field of Specialization: Ecology

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Contact



Biological Sciences Department
100A COS Building
DLSU - Dasmariñas
Cavite, Philippines 4115

For questions and inquiries:
email us at BSD Secretariat

Trunkline:
Cavite +63 (46) 481.1900 local 3134
Manila +63 (2) 779.5180