Daisy May C. Santos, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 5
Microbiology and Cell Biology Academic Group Member
Ph.D. Biology, University of the Philippines Diliman, 2019
Email: daconstantino@up.edu.ph
Research Lab:


Bio 11 (Fundamentals of Biology 1)
Bio 150.1 (Fundamentals of Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory)
Bio 200 (Undergraduate Thesis)
Bio 299 (Research in Biology)
Bio 300 (M.S. Thesis)
Bio 395 (Advanced Studies in Biology)


Plant Genetics and Molecular Biology


Miguel Mondragon – M.S. Biology (2022)
Nick Rainier Santos – Ph.D. Biology


1) Identification of Angiostrongylus cantonensis and other nematodes using SSU rDNA in Achatina fulica populations of Metro Manila. Constantino-Santos, D.M.A., Basiao, Z.U., Wade C.M., Santos B.S., and Fontanilla I.K.C. Tropical Biomedicine. 2014. 31(2): 1-9.

2) Molecular and morphological differentiation among Coffea (Rubiaceae) varieties grown in the farms of Cavite Province, Philippines. Cao, E.P., Constantino-Santos, D.M.A., Ramos, L.A.P., Santos, B.S., Quilang, J.P., Mojica, R.M. Philippine Science Letters. 2014. 7(2): 387-397.

3) Pollen morphometrics of four coffee (Coffea sp.) varieties grown in the Philippines. Chong, S.M., Constantino-Santos, D.M.A., Cao, E.P. Philippine Journal of Crop Science. 2014. 39(2): 81-86.

4) Philippine survey of nematode parasite infection and load in the Giant African Snail Achatina fulica reveals Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection in Mindanao. Constantino-Santos, D.M.A., Santos, B.S., Soriano, J.M.E., Dy, J.S.H., Fontanilla, I.K.C. Science Diliman. 2014. 26(2): 72-84.

5) Simple sequence repeat analysis of selected NSIC-registered coffee varieties in the Philippines. Santos, D.M.C., Besa, C.F.F., Victoria A.J.A., Cao, E.P.C. Science Diliman. 2016. 28(1): 5-16.

6) Genome-wide profiling and characterization of terpene synthase-linked simple sequence repeats in Coffea canephora Pierre ex A. Froehner for identification of potential markers for aroma in Philippine-grown coffee varieties. Santos, D.M.C., Victoria, A.J.A., Besa, C.F.F., Cao, E.P.C. Philippine Journal of Science. 2019. 148(SI): 267-273.

7) SSR analysis of Coffea liberica var. liberica and Coffea liberica var. dewevrei in the Philippines. Santos, D.M.C. and Cao, E.P. Philippine Agricultural Scientist. 2020. 103(4): 357-361.

8) Sequence analysis of select terpene synthase genes in Philippine coffee. Mondragon, M.V. and Santos, D.M.C. Philippine Journal of Science. 2021. 150(6A): 1549-1571.

9) Bioinformatics survey for candidate resistance genes in the Coffea canephora Ck-1 gene region. Yu, P.L.S., Santos, N.R.S., Santos, D.M.C., Cao, E.P.C. Science and Engineering Journal. 2021. 14(2): 226- 234.

10) In silico physical mapping of resistance and resistance-associated genes in the SH3 gene region of the Coffea canephora genome. Nagano, T.F.S., Santos, N.R.S., Santos, D.M.C., Cao, E.P.C. Philippine Journal of Science. 2022. 151(1): 107-126.