Wilfredo B. Barrera Jr.

Mr. Wilfredo B. Barrera Jr., MSc

Instructor I
Adviser, SLSU-Haynayanon (2017-2018)
BS Biology Extension Facilitator (2017-2018)

Areas of Research Interest: Genetics and Plant Breeding, Molecular Biology, Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Management

Contact Information: wbarrera@slsu.edu.ph
Public Pages: Academia |  Research Gate

Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics
Cognate: Plant Breeding and Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (2018-present)
University of the Philippines Los Baños (College, Laguna, Philippines) 

Master of Science in Genetics 
Cognate: Plant Genetic Resources Conservation and Management (2016)
University of the Philippines Los Baños (College, Laguna, Philippines) 
Received: Southern Luzon State University-Faculty and Staff Development Program (SLSU-FSDP) Scholarship
International Rice Research Institute MS Thesis Scholarship/Grant

Bachelor of Science in Biology (2012)
Southern Luzon State University (Lucban, Quezon, Philippines)

Special Awards/ Prizes

ASEAN-India Research Training Fellowship, Department of Science and Technology Government of India, July 08-October 26, 2019

Fellow2018 Food and Security Center Summer School, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service) and Universidad de Costa Rica, November 12-30, 2018 

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) MS Thesis Scholarship, IRRI Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines, May 2015–May 2016

Subjects Taught

Genetics
Cell and Molecular Biology
Plant Systematics
Biochemistry

Research and Publications

Research Projects

Wilfredo B. Barrera Jr., CN Neeraja, Sonali Bej, Suman Karre. (2019 October 26). Expression analyses of zinc metabolism genes in the promising biofortified rice genotypes. Research funded by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

Selected Research Publications

Barrera WB, Dela Viña C, Vispo NA, Singh, RK (2019). Genetic diversity using single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) and screening for salinity tolerance in rice germplasm at the reproductive stage. Plant Genetic Resources: Characterization and Utilization, 17(6):522-535. doi: 10.1017/S147926211900034. 

Barrera WB, De guzman VJG, Mergilla RR. (2019). Functional adaptations of Begonia oxysperma A.DC and Begonia ramosii Merr. (Begoniaceae) revealed through morpho-anatomical analyses. Philippine Journal of Systematic Biology, 13(1):13-27. Doi: 10.26757/pjsb2019a13003. 

Barrera WB, Jaluague JCA, Albaño SDC, Jalbuena GLL. (2017). New Distributional Record and Intra-specific Variation of Cerberus schneiderii in Iyam River, Lucena City, Quezon, Philippines. Philippine Journal of Systematic Biology, 11(1): 29-36. 

Barrera WB. (2015). Mitotic Activity in Root Meristem of Endemic Plant Aglaia luzonensis (Vidal) Merr. & Rolfe. Tilamsik: The Southern Luzon Journal of Arts and Sciences, 8(2). 27-34. 

Barrera WB. (2018). Phenotypic Distribution of ABO Blood Groups between Cosmopolitan and Regional Population of Lucban, Quezon. Tilamsik: The Southern Luzon Journal of Arts and Sciences, 9(2):11-19.

Research Presentations

Barrera WB. “Food and Nutrition Security in the Philippines: Status, Challenges, and Strategies”. Bioseminar 2019-Biology Majors Association of the Philippines. De La Salle University, Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines. March 16, 2019. 

Barrera, WB. Rapid Bio-assessment of Aquatic Macroinvertebrates: Its Implication to Stream Health and Water Quality of Lucban and Bunggo River, Quezon, Philippines. University of the Philippines Baguio. May 31-June 3, 2018

Barrera, WB. Pollen Fertility and Viability, and Allium cepa Assays. Philippine Society for Developmental Biology 3rd Workshop. Department of Biology, Ateneo de Manila University. October 21-22, 2017.

De Guzman VJG., Mergilla RMR., Barrera WB. “Local Adaptations of Begonia spp. along Environmental Gradients of Mt. Banahaw de Lucban”. 35th Symposium and Annual Meeting of the Association of Systematic Biologists of the Philippines. May 28-31, 2017. University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City, Philippines.

Barrera WB., De la Viña CV., Vispo NA., Singh RK. “Screening for Salinity Tolerance in Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Germplasm at Reproductive Stage and Assessment of Genetic Diversity Using SNPs”. Biology Student Summit 2017. April 01, 2017. Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Sta. Mesa, Manila.

Barrera WB., De la Viña CV., Vispo NA., Singh RK. “Salinity Tolerance in Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Germplasm at Reproductive Stage and Genetic Diversity Using SNPs”. 8thPhilippine Society for Developmental Biology Annual National Convention. October 22, 2016. Adamson University, Ermita, Manila, Philippines.

Barrera WB., Jaluague JC., Albaño SD., Jalbuena GL. “New Distributional Record and Intra- specific Variation of Cerberus in Iyam River, Lucena City, Quezon, Philippines”. 1stPhilippine Symposium on Freshwater Biodiversity and Ecosystems”. June 7-10, 2016. University of Santo Tomas, España, Manila, Philippines.

Extension Services & Volunteer Work

Barrera, WB. “Itaktak mo: A Seminar and Workshop on Waste Segregation”. November 29, 2017. Brgy. Kulapi, Lucban, Quezon.

Barrera, WB. Echo-seminar on “Philippine Systematic Biology: Its Relevance in Times of Societal and Environmental Challenges”. August 10, 2017. College of Arts and Sciences, Southern Luzon State University, Lucban, Quezon

Barrera, WB. Community Development Seminar on Water Sanitation. December 11, 2017. Sitio Umban, Brgy. Tinamnan, Lucban, Quezon.

Professional Organizations

Mycological Society of the Philippines (MSP) Member (2015-present)
Philippine Society for Developmental Biology Inc. (PSDB) Member (2016-present)
Press Relation Officer (2016-present)
Association of Systematic Biologists of the Philippines (ASBP) Member (2017-present)
Association of Fellows, Scholars, Trainees, and Residents in IRRI (AFSTRI) Member (2015-present)
 

Updated: April 17, 2018

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