Associate Professor Marilen P. Balolong, new Diplomate of the Philippine Academy of Microbiology (PAM)

Associate Professor Marilen P. Balolong, new Diplomate of the Philippine Academy of Microbiology (PAM)

To quote: "A UP Manila faculty was recently bestowed a Diplomate title by the Philippine Academy of Microbiology (PAM). Associate Professor Marilen P. Balolong, of the Department of Biology of the College of Arts & Sciences, received the conferment during the 45th Annual Convention and Scientific Meeting and 7th Asia Pacific Biotechnology Congress, July 20-24, 2016, at the Vigan Convention Center, Vigan City, Ilocos Sur.

Dr. Balolong was one of two UP faculty to receive the honor. The other was Dr. Jessica Simbahan of BIOTECH-UP Los Baños.

The PAM is the certification arm of the Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc., (PSM). It consists of members distinguished in the field of microbiology in the academe, research institutions, and the industry. There are two categories of PAM members--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".

Article link: http://www.upm.edu.ph/node/1858