Why Microbiology and Science Matters to Us (Interview with Dr Lhen Parungao Balolong)

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Have you ever met a microbiologist? Do you even know what a microbiologist is? A microbiologist is a scientist who studies how very small organisms create such big impact on the world. And boy what a privilege to interview Dr Lhen Parungao Balolong. She is currently a Professor of Microbiology, Virology and Immunology at the Department of Biology
and a University Scientist serving as the Associate Dean for Research and Public Service of the College of Arts and Sciences, University of the Philippines Manila.
In this episode we talked about how science and microbiology is field open to all, and no longer a male-dominated profession. We also talked about the practical aspects of her research, in particular how they help advocate for disease prevention and environmental monitoring, such as for HIV and even COVID!

Listen to this interview as we try to dissect Lhen’s world,, and break it down for you to make it simple and for you to appreciate the importance of microbiology in our every day life….

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