RAMOS, John Donnie A.

RAMOS, John Donnie A.

Prof. John Donnie A. Ramos, Ph.D., was a recipient of the Prize for Young Scientist in the Philippines from The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) in 2010, and the Outstanding Young Scientist Award in Molecular Biology/ Immunology from the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) in 2005. Dr. Ramos was appointed for two terms as the dean of the University of Santo Tomas College of Science from 2013-2019.  He was elected as the president Biology Teachers Association (BIOTA) of the Philippines (2019-2021), and the president of the Philippine Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PSBMB) from 2014-2015.  Dr. Ramos is an international assessor of the ASEAN Universities Network – Quality Assurance (AUN-QA) and a member of the Commission on Higher Education (CHEd) Technical Panel for Biology and Molecular Biology. His research interests include molecular cloning, recombinant protein expression and immunological characterization of allergens, and the elucidation of immuno-pathological and genetic mechanisms of allergic diseases. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed ISI/Scopus-indexed scientific papers. He is the coordinator and author of Exploring Life Through Science, a series of junior and senior high school textbooks, laboratory manuals and teacher’s guide.  Dr. Ramos received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Molecular Biology from the National University of Singapore as a research scholar. Currently, he holds a rank of full professor in Molecular Biology, Genetics and Immunology University of Santo Tomas.

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Academic Qualifications

Research Highlights

Research Interests

Academic Qualifications

Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular Biology, National University of Singapore – Singapore, 2004
  • Master of Science in Biological Sciences, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 1996
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Philippine Normal University – Manila, Philippines, 1992

Research Highlights

  • Molecular cloning, recombinant protein expression and immunological characterization of allergens for diagnosis and immunotherapy of allergies
  • Genetic marker identification using single nucleotide polymorphism analyses of allergy candidate genes
  • Development of diagnostic kits for allergic diseases through monoclonal and polyclonal antibody production
  • Immuno-pathological and genetic mechanisms of allergic diseases
  • Screening of natural products as acaricides

Research Interests

Molecular allergology diagnostics and therapeutics

    1. Molecular cloning, recombinant protein expression and immunological characterization of allergens for diagnosis and immunotherapy of allergies
    2. Genetic marker identification using single nucleotide polymorphism analyses of allergy candidate genes
    3. Development of diagnostic kits for allergic diseases through monoclonal and polyclonal antibody production
    4. Microbiome dysbiosis in allergic diseases
    5. Immuno-pathological and genetic mechanisms of allergic diseases in animal models
    6. Screening of natural products as acaricides

Courses Handled

Major Recognitions

Professional Activities

Courses Handled

Graduate Level

  • Advanced Immunology
  • Advanced Genetics
  • Advanced Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Current Techniques in Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics

Undergraduate Level

  • Fundamental Genetics
  • Animal Physiology
  • Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • Immunology
  • General Zoology
  • Biological Sciences 1 and 2

Major Recognitions

  • TWAS Prize for Young Scientist in the Philippines, The World Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Science and Technology (2010)
  • Outstanding Young Scientist (in Molecular Biology/Immunology), National Academy of Science and Technology (2005)
  • Grand Prize, NAST-DuPont Far East, Inc. Talent Search for Young Scientists, National Academy of Science and Technology (2004)
  • Finalist, The Asian Wall Street Journal – Hewlett Packard Young Inventors Award, Singapore (2004)
  • PSBMB Service Award, Philippine Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2016)
  • Outstanding Researcher (Gawad San Alberto Magno), University of Santo Tomas (2008)

Professional Activities

  • Dean, University of Santo Tomas College of Science (2012-2019)
  • Member, Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Technical Committee for Biology and Molecular Biology (2015-present)
  • International Assessor, ASEAN Universities Network Quality Assurance (2018- present)
  • President, Biology Teachers Association (BIOTA) of the Philippines (2019-2021)
  • President, Philippine Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2014-2015)
  • Treasurer, Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD) Scholars Society (2012-2013)
  • Board Representative (Luzon), Outstanding Young Scientists, Incorporated (2007-2008)
  • Coordinator, Exploring Life Through Science Series (Junior and Senior High School) Textbooks, Laboratory Manuals, and Teaching Guides of Phoenix Publishing House.
  • Editorial Board Member, AABE Journal, Asian Association for Biology Education (2019-present)
  • Editorial Board Member, Acta Manila Journal (2017-present)

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Sabit M, Wong C, Andaya A, Ramos JDA. Multiple sensitization profiles of SPT-positive Filipinos to airborne pollen in Metro Manila, Philippines. Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology, 2020. 16:74.
  • Bajao JEM, Ramos JDA. cDNA Cloning and Characterization of the House Dust Mite Allergen Sui p 2. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 2020. 16(2): 222-234.
  • Ortiz PA, Ramos JDA, Yarden A, Yu GFB, Macaulay JO. K-12 Education in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: A Parallel Session at the IUBMB/PSBMB 2019 “Harnessing Interdiscplinary Eucation in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology” Conference. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Eduction, 2020. 48 (6): 21453.
  • Albano PM, Ramos JDA, et al. Human papillomavirus serologic profile of selected Filipinos with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine, 2019. 53: 273-279.
  • Ngu MAV, Bergantin JH, Ramos JDA. A Lateral Flow Immunoassay Kit for the Detection of Tropical House Dust Mite Blomia tropicalis. Sensors and Transducers Journal, 2019. 232(4): 1-7.
  • Ngu MAV, Bergantin JH, Ramos JDA. Development of a gold nanoparticle-labeled sandwich format lateral flow immunoassay kit for the detection of tropical house dust mite Suidasia pontifica. Protein Peptide Letters, 2019. 26: 356-362.
  • Medina LR, Malainual N, Ramos JDA. Genetic Polymorphisms and Allergenicity of Blo t 5 in a House Dust Mite Allergic Filipino Population. Asian Pacific Journal of Allergy and Immunology, 2017 Dec. 35(4): 203-211. (Indexed by Clarivate Analytics with IF of 1.011)
  • Albano PM, Holzinger D, Salvador C, Orosa J, Racelis S, Leano M, Sanchez D, Angeles LM, Halec G, Schmitt M, Ramos JDA, Pawlita M. Low prevalence of human papillomavirus in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in the northwest region of the Philippines, PLOS One 2017 Feb, 12(2):e0172240, doi:101371/journal.pone.0172240.
  • Sabit M, Ramos JDA, Alejandro GJ, and Gala C. Seasonal distribution of airborne pollen in Manila, Philippines, and the effect of meteorological factors to its daily concentrations. Aerobiologia 2016, 32 (3):375-383.
  • de Guia RM, Echavez MDJ, Gaw ELC,  Gomez MRR, Lopez KAJ, Mendoza RCM , Rapsing JMC, Retreta DP, Tubog CMB, Ventolero MH, Yao CL, Ramos JDA. Multifactor-dimensionality reduction reveals interaction of important gene variants involved in allergy. International Journal of Immunogenetics 2015, 42 (3):182-9 (online publication 16 April 2015).
  • Sabit M, Ramos JDA, Alejandro GJ, and Gala C. Seasonal distribution of airborne pollen in Manila, Philippines, and the effect of meteorological factors to its daily concentrations. Aerobiologia 2015 (DOI 10.1007/s10453-015-9414-2).
  • de Guia RM, Echavez MDJ, Gaw ELC, Gomez MRR, Lopez KAJ, Mendoza RCM , Rapsing JMC, Retreta DP, Tubog CMB, Ventolero MH, Yao CL, Ramos JDA. Multifactor-dimensionality reduction reveals interaction of important gene variants involved in allergy. International Journal of Immunogenetics 2015, 42 (3):182-9.
  • Yap JM, Ching MW, Cabanilla CQ, Ramos JDA, Santos KC. Multiple house dust mite allergen-sensitization profiles in children with allergic asthma. Journal of Allergy and Therapy 2014, 5(3):1-6.
  • Cabauatan CR, Lupinek C, Scheiblhofer S, Weiss R, Focke-Tejkl M, Bhalla PL, Singh MB, Knight PA, van Hage M, Ramos JD, Valenta R. Allergen microarray detects high prevalence of asymptomatic IgE sensitizations to tropical pollen-derived carbohydrates.J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2014 Mar;133(3):910-4.
  • Pineda MRB, Ramos JDA. Comparative Immunomodulatory Activity of Ascaris Suum Eggs and Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus Extract in BALB/C Mice: Cytokine and Immunoglobulin Regulations. Journal of Allergy and Therapy 2012, 3:119, 2-9.
  • Cabauatan RC, Ramos JDA. Immunoglobulin E-binding reactivities of natural pollen grain extracts from selected grass species in the Phils. Asia Pacific Allergy 2012, 2:136-143.
  • De Guia R, Ramos JDA. The -590C/T IL4 single-nucleotide polymorphism as a genetic factor of atopic allergy. International Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Genetics 2010, 1(1):67-73.
  • Cheong N, Ramos JDA, Tang CY, Chng HK, Yao R, Liang Z, Lee BW, Chua KY. Mite amylase from Blomia tropicalis (Blo t 4): differential allergenicity linked to geographical regions. International Archives of Allergy and Immunology 2009, 149:25-32.

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