Last August 15 and 16, 2013, the Institute of Biological Sciences conducted two special lectures that featured one of The UPLB Genetics Society's charter members, Dr. Leodovico Ilag. In separate lectures, Dr. Vic Ilag talked about the biochemical aspects of diabetes and the phage display of antibodies.
Dr. Vic Ilag finished BS Biology and graduated magna cum laude in 1985. He obtained a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences in 1991. He did post-doctoral work in structural biology at Purdue University. He has been involved with early stage biotechnology companies worldwide with focus on recombinant antibodies. Dr. Vic Ilag is currently based at Melbourne, Australia.
The lectures were followed by an informal gathering attended by undergraduate, and graduate students, as well as faculty members of the Institute. The event coined as the first "Kapihan" session was held last September 9.
(1) Reference: UPCA 2010 Golden Jubilarian Profiles. Lina Luna-Ilag
(2) Photo Credits: World Congress on Biotechnology 2012