Three Thomasians were feted in the 47th Annual Convention and Scientific Meeting of the Philippine Society of Microbiology, Inc., held from July 19-20, 2018, at the Oriental Hotel in Legazpi City, Albay.
Recognized as Outstanding Microbiologist is Graduate School Professor Irineo J. Dogma, Jr., PhD, a faculty member since 1978. Dr. Dogma was recognized for his contributions to the field of microbiology, particularly on the biology of Chytridiomycetes and other zoosporic fungi. Incidentally, he is also one of the founding members of the Philippine Society for Microbiology, which was established in 1971. Earlier this year, Dr. Dogma was recognized as one of the outstanding faculty members of the UST Graduate School.
During the same event, Asst. Prof. Donna May dela Cruz-Papa, PhD of the Department of Biological Sciences of the College of Science was sworn in as a Diplomate of the Philippine Academy of Microbiology (PAM).
Meanwhile, installed as Fellow of the PAM was Prof. Esperanza C. Cabrera, PhD, an alumna of the University’s BSc Medical Technology and PhD Biological Sciences programs. Dr. Cabrera is currently a University Fellow at De La Salle University, Manila.
Drs. Papa and Cabrera join UST’s list of Diplomates and Fellows in PAM, which include Prof. Thomas Edison dela Cruz, Dr. rer. nat. (Fellow), Prof. Gina R. Dedeles, PhD (Diplomate), Dr. Dogma (Fellow), Prof. Delia C. Ontengco, PhD (Fellow), and the late Assoc. Prof. Edward A. Quinto, MSc (Diplomate). The PAM is an elite group of microbiologists whose members are selected after a rigorous screening process. Among the current efforts of the PAM is the passage of House Bill 2023, also known as the Microbiology Bill, sponsored by Rep. Joaquin, Chipeco, Jr.
Reported by Prof. Rey Donne Papa, PhD
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