Leslie Michelle M. Dalmacio

Leslie Michelle M. Dalmacio

Field of award: Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Year awarded: 2012

Division: Biological Sciences

Citation:

In recognition of her significant researches focusing on the human microbiome and probiotics studies, decease which helped elucidate the community structure and role of these microorganisms in health and disease. Her involvement in the studies of probiotic bacteria, their isolation, identification, and utilization through metagenomics led to the discovery of microorganisms and potential probiotics missed out by previous culture-based studies that were present in some of our traditional fermented foods. Her molecular epidemiology study on an emerging hepatitis virus, Hepatitis G, showed co-occurrence of this infectious agent with Hepatitis B or C in the country, warranting an improvement in the screening of blood and blood products for blood banking.

Current Position: Associate Professor

Office Address: Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, College of Medicine, University of the Philippines Manila
Education: PhD (Molecular Biology and Biotechnology), University of the Philippines Los Baños 2011; MS (Biochemistry), University of the Philippines Manila 2001; BS (Biology), University of the Philippines Los Baños 1994
Curriculum Vitae: lmdalmacio-cv