Rachel June R. Gotanco
Field of award: Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Year awarded: 2010
Division: Biological Sciences
In recognition of her pioneering and outstanding research in the field of molecular biology specifically on DNA marker development and their application in the understanding of the ecology and evolution of marine organisms and their management. Her publications have contributed immensely to current knowledge on patterns of diversity and population connectivity for various reef-associated species (Linckia, Tridacna); stock delineation of milkfish; and species boundaries and phylogeny of spiny lobsters.
Current Position: Assistant Professor
Office Address: Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines, Quezon City
Education: PhD (Marine Science) University of the Philippines, Diliman 2010; MS (Molecular Biology and Biotechnology), University of the Philippines, Diliman 2001; BS (Molecular Biology & Biotechnology), University of the Philippines, Diliman 1995