Prof. Doralyn Dalisay was recognized for her outstanding accomplishments in the field of Microbiology by the Philippine Academy of Microbiology (PAM). She was conferred as Diplomate of PAM during the 47th Philippine Society for Microbiology (PSM) Annual Convention and Scientific Meeting held on July 19- 20, 2018 at The Oriental, Taysan Hill, Sto. Niño, Legazpi City, Albay.
Prof. Dalisay was one of the new seven Diplomates to receive the honor. The other Diplomates were from from University of Philippines (Diliman, Manila and Bagiuo), University of Santo Tomas and private industries. Also conferred were two Fellows from De La Salle University and University of Technology Malaysia.
The Philippine Academy of Microbiology (PAM) was established in 1994 and is the certification arm of the Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc., (PSM). There are nearly 70 PAM members who are distinguished experts in Microbiology from the academe, research institutions, and the industry. The categories for PAM membership are Diplomate and Fellow. Membership is through nomination and to be accepted, nominees should have the following credentials: winning national or international awards in the field of microbiology; and, publication of peer-reviewed research articles in scientific journals.
Dr. Doralyn Dalisay graduated from University of San Agustin, Iloilo with a degree in Pharmacy (cum laude) and earned her Master of Science in Biology at the University of the Philippines in the Visayas. She obtained her PhD in Microbiology at University of New South Wales, Australia. Dr. Dalisay received a postdoctoral fellowship to specialize on marine natural products chemistry at University of California, San Diego, USA. Dr. Dalisay was been engaged in several drug discovery scientific research undertakings at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, USA. She returned to the Philippines as Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Balik Scientist in June 2015 to establish research program on natural products drug discovery at the Center for Chemical Biology and Biotechnology (C2B2) in University of San Agustin.
She is a pioneering scientist to work on the biodiversity, biological activities and chemistry of marine sediment-derived actinobacteria from Philippine archipelago, that could one day help to find new antibiotics and potentially address the problem of drug-resistant pathogenic bacteria. Dr. Dalisay has worked extensively on the development of culture dependent strategies to access the vast biodiverse actinobacteria from different environmental samples in the Philippines. Her group explored the Philippine archipelago for the presence of promising actinobacteria found in the marine sediment samples collected in different islands in the country. Her laboratory at C2B2 now houses a library of more than 2,000 highly diverse marine sediment-derived actinobacteria isolates that serves as “BioBank for Drug Discovery Research” in the country.
Dr. Dalisay has published research papers in high impact journals. Her publication received more than 1500 citations. She has won a number of awards in recognition for her research, publications and patents. Her research program at the Chemical Biology and Biotechnology in University of San Agustin is supported by National Research Council of the Philippines-Department of Science and Technology (NRCP-DOST), United States Agency for International Development, Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for Development (USAID-STRIDE) Program and University of San Agustin.
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