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Galileo Estopare Araguirang

Galileo Estopare Araguirang

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Temperature sensing in plants

Current Position: 

I am currently a PhD student in Prof. Philip Wigge’s Lab in IGZ under the International Max Planck Research School- Primary Metabolism and Plant Growth (IMPRS-PMPG) PhD program.


  • MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (Minor in Botany), Graduate School, University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), Philippines (2015-2018); Academic Adviser: Maribel L. Dionisio-Sese, D. Sc.
  • MSc Thesis, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany (2017); MSc Thesis Host Professor: Prof. Dr. Alfred Batschauer
  • Winter School on Quantitative Systems Biology, International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Miramare, Trieste, Italy (2016)
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology (Major in Cell and Molecular Biology), Cum laude (With Distinction), Institute of Biological Sciences, UPLB (2009-2013)


  • Research Assistant, Yuki Nakamura Laboratory, Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (July 2018- July 2019)
  • TIGP Summer Intern, Yuki Nakamura Laboratory, Taiwan International Graduate Program-International Internship Program (TIGP-IIP), Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (May- June 2018)
  • Teaching Assistant/Graduate Student Apprentice, UP Graduate Mentoring Apprenticeship Program (GMAP), Faculty Mentor: Maribel L. Dionisio-Sese, D. Sc. (January-April 2018) Courses Taught/Assisted: Elementary Plant Physiology (Undergraduate) and Plant Photophysiology (Graduate)
  • MSc Thesis Student, Molecular Plant Physiology and Photobiology Laboratory, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany (2017)
  • University Research Associate, National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, UPLB (2014)
  • University Research Associate, Under Professor Emeritus Macrina Tamayo- Zafaralla, Institute of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, UPLB (2013- 2014)

Awards and Achievements:

  • Recipient of the UP COOPERATE Scholarship Grant for MSc Thesis in Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany (2017)
  • Recipient of the Winter School On Quantitative Systems Biology Travel Grant in Trieste, Italy (2016)
  • DOST-ASTHRDP-NSC Scholarship Award for MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology  (2015-2017)
  • Cum laude (With Distinction), BS Biology Major in Cell and Molecular Biology (2013)
  • Recipient of the University President’s Medal for Academic Excellence, UPLB (2013)
  • Recipient of the Medal for Academic Excellence from the College of Arts and Sciences, UPLB (2013)
  • Recipient of the Medal for Academic Excellence from the Institute of Biological Sciences, UPLB (2013)
  • Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Scholarship Award for BSc Biology (2012-2013)
  • Consistent University Scholar and College Scholar, UPLB (2009-2013)