Sex: Male


  • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, M.S. in Biology (Genetics), 2003
  • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Doctor of Philosophy in Biology (Genetics), 2008
  • University of the Philippines in the Visayas, Miag-ao, Iloilo, B.S. in Fisheries, cum laude, 1994

Field of Specialization:

Population Genetics, Fish Molecular Genetics and Systematics, Aquatic Biology


Banez, R.A., Lopez, N.C., Barraquio, W.L., Casauay, A.A., Quilang, J.P. , (2003) Aerobic heterotrophic bacteria in the sediment of caged and uncaged sites in Lake Taal, Batangas, Philippines. University of Southern Mindanao R & D Journal

Somridhivej, B., Wang, S., Sha, Z., Liu, H., Quilang, J., Xu, P., Li, P., Liu, Z., (2008) Characterization, polymorphism assessment, and database construction for microsatellites from BAC end sequences of channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus): A resource for integration of linkage and physical maps. Aquaculture Volume 275

Quilang, J.P., de Guzman, M.C., de Hitta-Catalan, M.H., Rubio, R.O., Jacinto, S.D, Santiago, E.C., Cao, E.P., (2008) Effects of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) on root meristem cells of common onion (Allium cepa L.) and on early life stages of zebrafish (Danio rerio). Philippine Journal of Science Volume 137, No. 2

Quilang, J.P., Basiao, Z.U., Pagulayan, R.C., Roderos, R.R., Cao, E.P., (2008) Low isozyme variation in native and transplanted populations of the endemic Philippine silver perch, Leiopotherapon plumbeus (Kner, 1864), from three lakes in the Philippines. The Philippine Agricultural Scientist Volume 91

Roderos, R.R., Barrios, E.B., Quilang, J.P., Basiao, Z.U., Pagulayan, R.C., (2007) Meristic and morphometric variation in the silver perch, Leiopotherapon plumbeus (Kner, 1864), from three lakes in the Philippines. Journal of Applied Ichthyology Volume 23

Quilang, J., Wang, S., Li, P., Abernathy, J., Peatman, E., Wang, Y., Wang, L., Shi, Y., Wallace, R., Guo, X., Liu, Z., (2007) Generation and analysis of ESTs from the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica Gmelin and identification of microsatellite and SNP markers. BMC Genomics Volume 8, No. 157


  • U.P. Centennial Distinguished Professorial Chair in Biology (Biodiversity), Energy Development Corporation , 2009
  • Most Outstanding Ph.D. Graduate of the College of Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman , 2008
  • Fulbright Research Scholar at the Fish Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory , Auburn University, Alabama, U.S.A., 2007 My-2006 Ag
  • Best Poster, 41st Annual Biota National Convention and Scientific Sessions, Zamboanga City, 2006 Ap 6-8
  • Most Outstanding MS Biology Graduate , Institute of Biology, UP Diliman, 2003
  • 2nd Best Research Paper, 7th Zonal R & D Review, DOST-PCAMRD, 2003