Jan Lorie M. Robil

Field of Study / Research: PhD Biological Sciences

Program: Fulbright - Philippine Program - Students


Philippine Affiliation: Ateneo de Manila University Quezon City

U.S. Affiliation: University of Missouri Columbia, MO

M.Sc. Biology (2013)
Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City

B.Sc. Biology (2008)
Southern Luzon State University, Lucban, Quezon

Scholarship and Grant
DOST, BCDA-Funded Research Fellowship at Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Nara Japan. March 31 – July 31, 2015

DOST-PCIEERD Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development Program
Graduate Scholarship for Masters Degree, Ateneo de Manila University, 2009-2011

Research and Publication
  • Robil JL. and Tolentino V. 2015. Histological localization of tannins at different developmental stages of vegetative and reproductive organs in Medinilla magnifica (Melastomataceae). FLORA - Morphology, Distribution and Functional Ecology of Plants, 217 (2015), 82-89. doi:10.1016/j.flora.2015.10.003
  • Robil JL., Tolentino V. Foliar Anatomy of Jade Vine, Strongylodon macrobotrys A. Gray (Fabaceae): Implications of Ground and Vascular Tissue Organization to Growth and Development (Submitted and waiting for decision)
  • Aida M., Yamaguchi K., Robil JL. Phenotypic and Genotypic Assessment of Interactions between CUC and CRC genes during Gynoecium Development in Arabidopsis thaliana (Manuscript in preparation)
  • Robil JL., Tolentino V., Qureshi A., Valdez F., Suñga R., Galvan C. Endothecium in Anthers of Medinilla spp. (Melastomataceae): Significance to Understanding of Melastome Stamen Evolution (Manuscript in preparation)
  • Department of Biology, School of Science and Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University Instructor (2013-present) Teaching Assistant (2012-2013)
  • Philippine Society for Developmental Biology, Inc. Secretary (2014-present) Member (2009-present)
Research and Special Interests
  • Research Interest: Genetic regulation of plant development; plant morphogenesis with special interest in carpel and fruit development; embryogenesis
  • Special Interest: Cartooning and illustration; print and digital design; layout and desktop publishing