Liezel Tamon


College / University

University of the Philippines Diliman

Highest Degree

Bachelor of Science

Major Subjects

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology




Lab Experience

Molecular cloning, semi-quantitative RT-PCR, DNA, RNA and protein extraction, Western blot, Bradford assay, luciferase assay, transient transfection of mammalian cells, light and fluorescence microscopy, testing CRISPR/Cas9 system efficiency through surveyor assay, basic microbiology techniques, sub-sampling (i.e. coning and quartering).

Projects / Research

  • 04/2014 – 05/2015: “Co-regulation of KRAS and ONECUT2 Oncogenes by Shared MicroRNAs, hsa-miR-181a-5p and hsa-miR-15a-3p” (Unpublished)
  • 05/2010 – 01/2011: “Isolation and Characterization of Actinomycetes with Antimicrobial Activity from Sediments in Barangay San Jose, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines” (Unpublished)

Scholarships / Awards

2016 – 2017: Stipend by the International Max Planck Research School
2015: Winner, Sanger Institute Prize Competition


So far, I have been involved in projects that aim to elucidate mechanisms of oncogenesis. Certainly, studying the basic science of diseases is a track that I want to pursue but eventually I do want to expand my expertise to include translational research – often termed as “bench to bedside” work. Cancer is definitely among my top topics to focus on but I’m also very curious about diseases of the immune and nervous systems, and diseases caused by viruses.