John Michael L. Lastimoso

University Research Associate
MSc in Marine Science
(Marine Biology) student

The Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines

JM is the in-house research assistant under the Marine Phycology Laboratory. His main interests are on seaweed taxonomy, culture, and biogeography research. He is currently exploring the diversity of the poorly studied algal family Sphacelariaceae in the Philippines, as well as establishing baseline information on the life history of select seaweed species in culture. He also maintains the reference culture collections of the laboratory as well as the specimens at the G.T. Velasquez Phycological Herbarium.


  • BSc in Biology, 2017

    University of the Philippines Visayas