Rhea G. Abisado

Field of Study / Research: PhD Microbiology

Program: Fulbright - Philippine Program - Students


Philippine Affiliation: Ateneo de Manila University Quezon City

U.S. Affiliation: University of Kansas Lawrence, KS

11/2008 – 3/2011:
Master of Science (Molecular Biology and Biotechnology; Minor in Microbiology), University of the Philippines Los Baños
Accelerated Science and Technology Human Resource Development

6/2003 – 3/2007
Bachelor of Science (Biology; Major in Microbiology), University of the Philippines Los Baños
Recipient of Panasonic Scholarship Program for Philippine Colleges and Universities
Magna Cum Laude
Phi Sigma Biological Sciences Honor Society Academic Excellence in Biological Sciences

Department of Biology, Ateneo de Manila University
Instructor (Microbiology courses)

  • Molina AJ, Abisado RG, Calugay RJ. 2016. Bioluminescent Vibrio spp. with antibacterial activity against the nosocomial pathogens Staphylococcus aureus and Klebsiella pneumoniae. AACL Bioflux 9(2):185-194. (http://www.bioflux.com.ro/docs/2016.185-194.pdf)
  • Abisado RG, Simbahan JF, Nomura N, Migo VP, Mendoza EMT, Trinidad LC. 2015. Identification and phylogenetic analysis of sulfate-reducing bacteria isolated from toxic element-contaminated sediments in the Philippines. Philippine Journal of Science 144(2):129-137.
  • Velasquez SF, Chan MA, Abisado RG, Traifalgar RFM, Tayamen MM, Maliwat GCF, Ragaza JA. 2015. Dietary Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) replacement enhances performance of juvenile Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Journal of Applied Phycology. DOI 10.1007/s10811-015-0661-y. (http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10811-015-0661-y)
  • Naguit MAA, Plata KC, Abisado RG, Calugay RJ. 2014. Evidence of bacterial bioluminescence in a Philippine squid and octopus hosts. AACL Bioflux 7(6):497-507. (http://www.bioflux.com.ro/docs/2014.497-507.pdf)
Research Involvement
  • Antibacterial Property and Anti-Quorum Sensing Activity of Crude Extracts of Bacteria
  • Formulation of Alternative Culture Media for Spirulina platensis
  • Bioremediation of Heavy Metals
  • Diversity and Molecular Phylogenetic Tree Analysis of Bacteria