Brian Santos

Faculty Profile

Brian S. Santos, M. Sc.

Instructor 7

Institute of Biology

College of Science

University of the Philippines, Diliman

Courses handled

Biology 1

Biology 11

Biology 140

Biology 180

Research Activity

• Project Staff: Genetics for sustainable milkfish aquaculture industry: Development of molecular markers for broodstock management of milkfish. DOST-GIA Funded: June 2012 – May 2015.


Santos, Brian S; Romana-Eguia, Maria Rowena R; Basiao, Zubaida U; Ikeda, Minoru; 2015. Development and characterization of nine novel microsatellite markers for the milkfish Chanos chanos. Conservation Genetics Resources 7 (2) 451-453.

Constantino-Santos, DMA; Basiao, ZU; Wade, CM; Santos, BS; Fontanilla, IKC; 2014. Identification of Angiostrongylus cantonensis and other nematodes using the SSU rDNA in Achatina fulica populations of Metro Manila. Tropical Biomedicine 31 (2) 327-335.

Santos, Brian; 2014. Distribution patterns of tiger beetle species in the Philippines and Southeast Asia. Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 2 (4) 271-275.

Cao, Ernelea P; Constantino-Santos, Daisy May; Ramos, Lara Anjela P; Santos, Brian S; Quilang, Jonas P; Mojica, Ruel M; 2014. Molecular and morphological differentiation among Coffea (Rubiaceae) varieties grown in the farms of Cavite Province, Philippines. Philippine Science Letters 7 (2) 387-397.

Constantino-Santos, Daisy May A; Santos, Brian S; Soriano, Johanne Myrrh E; Dy, Jon Stewart H; Fontanilla, Ian Kendrich C; 2014. Philippine Survey of Nematode Parasite Infection and Load in the Giant African Snail Achatina fulica indicate Angiostrongylus cantonensis infection in Mindanao. Science Diliman 26 (2) 327-335.

Santos, Brian S; Quilang, Jonas P; 2012. Genetic diversity analysis of Arius manillensis (Siluriformes: Ariidae) using the mitochondrial control region. Mitochondrial DNA 23 (2) 45-52.

Valenzuela, Athena Jan F; Santos, Brian S; Quilang, Jonas P; Cao, Ernelea P; 2012. Comparative Use of Meristic and Geomorphometric Analyses of Vegetative and Floral Characters in Studying Intraspecific Variation in Portulaca grandiflora (Hook). Science Diliman 23 (2) 41-53.

Santos, Brian S; Quilang, Jonas P; 2012. Geometric Morphometric Analysis of Arius manillensis and Arius dispar (Siluriformes: Ariidae) Populations in Laguna de Bay, Philippines. Philippine Journal of Science 141 (1) 1-11.

Quilang, Jonas P; Santos, Brian S; Ong, Perry S; Basiao, Zubaida U; Fontanilla, Ian Kendrich C; Cao, Ernelea P; 2011. DNA Barcoding of the Philippine endemic freshwater sardine Sardinella tawilis (Clupeiformes: Clupeidae) and its marine relatives. The Philippine Agricultural Scientist 94 (3) 248-257.

Santos, Brian S; Quilang, Jonas P; 2011. DNA barcoding of Arius species (Siluriformes: Ariidae) in Laguna de Bay, Philippines using the cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene. The Philippine Agricultural Scientist 94 (2) 205-210.

Santos, Brian S; Fontanilla, Ian Kendrich C; Quilang, Jonas P; 2011. Geometric Morphometric Analysis and Gill Raker Count Variation of Populations of the Endemic Philippine Silver Perch, Leiopotherapon plumbeus (Perciformes: Terapontidae). The Philippine Agricultural Scientist 93 (4) 406-419.

Awards and Recognitions

2013 Visiting Fellowship, University of Nottingam, UK

2013 Paper Qualifier, AFMA R&D Paper Award, Department of Agricultural Research-Bureau of Agricultural Research

MS Biology 2011, 2012 College of Science Most Outstanding MS Graduate

BS Biology 2009, cum laude