De Castro, Ma. Ellenita G.
De La Salle University
Ma. Ellenita Gibe De Castro is currently holding a rank of Assistant Professorial Lecturer 2 at the Biology Department. At present, she is completing a dissertation research entitled " Ecophysiology and Silvicultural Requirements of a Nickel Hyperaccumulating Plant, Brackenridgea palustris ssp. foxworthyi as a Potential Bioremediation Agent" to obtain her doctoral degree in Biology. Among her field of interests include phytoremediation, mycoremediation, impacts of environment of embryonic development and environmental rehabilitation. She was part of the recently completed research project entitled Screening of Indigenous Plant as Biodiesel Feedstock under the CHED-PHERNet Sustainability Studies Program and at present she is actively involved in a research projects entitled "The feasibility of using bamboo as a low-cost, environment-friendly alternative to polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes in hydrophonic vegetable production", an interdisciplinary research funded by the DLSU University Research Coordination Office (URCO). Since 2014, Ms. De Castro already co-authored a total of nine (9) papers in various ISI and Scopus-listed journals and had presented several papers in local conferences. With regards to her administrative capacity, Ms. De Castro serves as the Senior Project Technical Staff at the Program Management Unit of CHED-PHERNet Sustainability Studies Program specifically tasks to liase DLSU to CHED Main Office, a task she performs since 2009.
phytoremediation, mycoremediation, impacts of environment of embryonic development and environmental rehabilitation.