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Dr. Paul Medina

Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry& Molecular Biology, UP College of Medicine

Brief Biography:

Dr. Paul Medina, who earned both his Master’s and PhD degrees in Biology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He investigated how to modify flower pigments and he identified genes involved in homologous chromosome pairing during meiosis. After his graduate training, Dr. Medina took a postdoc position at the Neuroscience Center of the UNC School of Medicine, where he developed a novel forward genetic screen to identify genes involved in neuron development using fruit flies. He studied one of those genes and worked out a model on intracellular organelle transport. As the Science Education & Outreach Coordinator for the UNC School of Medicine Graduate Program, Dr. Medina gained extensive experience in mentoring graduate students and postbacs in their research, and in coaching them in their difficult graduate courses. He has also spent a considerable time teaching subjects like Genetics, Cancer Biology and Molecular Biology at UNC and Duke. Recently, he handled Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Microbiology classes at UP Baguio as a DOST-Balik Scientist. Dr. Medina’s research interests are varied, and include drug discovery, nutraceuticals and biotechnology.

Academic positions:

Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, UP College of Medicine

Research interests:

Genetics, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Aging, Cancer, Neuroscience and Biotechnology

What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:

I fully support Webmed Centrals's philosophy of open access to published scientific research. It is only through an open access model that we can guarantee that scientific findings will reach everyone who would have an interest in them, and thus facilitate the rapid progress in the different scientific disciplines.