The UP Marine Science Institute houses laboratories led by some of the country’s brightest scientists. With Dr. Deo Florence Onda as the Institute’s Deputy Director of Research, twenty-two research groups work together to push the frontiers of marine science. The laboratories fall under three divisions: the Marine Physical Sciences Division (headed by Dr. Caroline Marie B. Jaraula), the Marine Biotechnology Division (headed by Dr. Irene B. Rodriguez), and the Marine Biology Division (headed by Dr. Wilfred John E. Santiañez).


Dr. Wilfred John E. Santiañez
Division Head