To serve as the principal academic, administrative and research leader and chief executive officer of the Institute. To implement approved policies.

Executive Committee

To assist the Director in the implementation of plans, programs and policies adopted by the IB regular faculty and for the coordination, administration, and supervision of the internal and external operations of IB. To be represented by the elected Heads (preferably with a PhD degree) of each Academic Group and Deputy Directors as Ex-officio members. The term of office of elected Academic Group Heads is co-terminus with the Director, i.e., from August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2021 or unless sooner terminated. The Deputy Directors are appointed by the Director on a yearly basis.

Ian Kendrich C. Fontanilla, Ph.D.
Director, Institute of Biology
Chair, Institute of Biology Executive Committee
Brian S. Santos, Ph.D.
Deputy Director for Academic Affairs (DDAA)
8740145 Michael C. Velarde, Ph.D.
Deputy Director for Research & Extension (DDRE)
Marie Christine M. Obusan, Ph.D.
Deputy Director for Administration (DDA)
Erika Marie A. Bascos, Ph.D.
Developmental Biology Academic Group (DBAG) Head
Jonas P. Quilang, Ph.D.
Genetics Academic Group (GAG) Head
Gil M. Penuliar, Ph.D.
Microbiology and Cell Biology Academic Group (MCBAG) Head
Elena S. Catap, Ph.D.
Physiology Academic Group (PAG) Head
Mariano Roy M. Duya, Ph.D.
Ecology and Taxonomy Academic Group (ETAG) Head



To coordinate and facilitate the recording of minutes of faculty meetings as well as the record of attendance, and submit a copy to the IB Office for filing purposes.

Chairs: Mr. Jordan Ferdin A. Halili and Ms. Charmaine R. Peredas
Members: All Instructors