Ian Kendrich C. Fontanilla, Ph.D.

Associate Professor 5 | UP Scientist I | Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Genetics Academic Group Head
Ph.D. Genetics, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom, 2010
Research Lab: sample




Molecular phylogenetics; Malacology



(31) De Chavez ERC, Fontanilla IKC, Batomalaque GA, Chiba S. 2015. A new Helicostyla species (Bradybaenidae: Helicostylinae) from Patnanungan Island, Philippines. Asia Life Sciences 24(1): 37-49.

(30) Young PNY, Fontanilla IKC. 2014. Biodistribution of the informal group Basommatophora in the Philippines. Science Diliman 26(1): 53-76.

(29) Luczon AU, Fontanilla IKC, Ong PS, Basiao ZU, Sumaya AMT, and Quilang JP. 2014. Genetic diversity of the critically endangered Philippine Eagle Pithecophaga jefferyi (Aves:Accipitridae) and notes on its conservation. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 6(10):6335–6344

(28) Luczon AU, Fontanilla IKC, Ong PS, Basiao ZU, Sumaya AMT, and Quilang JP. 2014. Genetic diversity of the critically endangered Philippine Eagle Pithecophaga jefferyi (Aves:Accipitridae) and notes on its conservation. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 6(10):6335–6344

(27) Fontanilla IKC, Sta Maria IMP, Garcia JRM, Ghate H, Naggs F, Wade CM. (in press) Restricted genetic variation in populations of Achatina (Lissachatina) fulica outside of East Africa and the Indian Ocean islands points to the Indian Ocean islands as the earliest known common source. PLoS ONE.

(26) Embrador MDM, Gan AGDC, Guanzon CMSM, Romilla CJM, Luber RP, Fontanilla IKC. (in press) Testing the utility of two mitochondrial genes (Cytochrome c oxidase I and 16S rRNA) as DNA barcodes for the family Muricidae (Gastropoda, Mollusca). The Philippine BIOTA.

(25) De Chavez ERC, Fontanilla IKC, Batomalaque GA, Chiba, S. (in press). A new Helicostyla species (Bradybaenidae: Helicostylinae) from Patnanungan Island, Philippines. Asia Life Sciences.

(24) Constantino-Santos DMA, Basiao ZU, Wade CM, Santos BS, Fontanilla IKC. 2014. Identification of Angiostrongyluscantonensis and othernematodes using the SSU rDNA in Achatinafulica populations of Metro Manila. Tropical Biomedicine 31(2): 327–335.

(23) Fontanilla IKC, Torres AF, Cañasa JADG, Yap SL, Ong PS. 2014. State of animal DNA barcoding in the Philippines: A review of COI sequencing of Philippine native fauna. Philippine Science Letters 7(1): 104-137.

(22) Batomalaque, G.A., Sales, P.R.L. and Fontanilla, I.K.C. 2013. DNA barcoding using cytochrome oxidase I (COI) of the pulmonate gastropods from Batan Island, Batanes, Philippines. Asia Life Sciences 22(2): 341-357.

(21) Luczon AU, Torres AF, Quilang JP, Ong PS, Fontanilla IKC. 2013. DNA barcoding of birds in the University of the Philippines Diliman campus, with emphasis on striated grassbirds Megalurus palustris. Philippine Journal of Science 142(1):1-11.

(20) Fontanilla IKC, Wade CM. 2012. First report of Angiostrongylus cantonensis in the Giant African Land Snail Achatina fulica in French Polynesia detected using the SSU rRNA gene. Tropical Biomedicine 29(4): 642-645.

(19) Sinfuego, V.dP. and Fontanilla, I.K.C. 2011. Comparison of the hatchability and culture efficiency of four natural culture media on the development of Drosophila melanogaster. The Philippine BIOTA XLIV(October): 34-45.

(18) Jumawan, J.C., Vallejo, B.M., Herrera, A.A., Buerano, C.C. and Fontanilla, I.K.C. 2011. DNA barcodes of the suckermouth sailfin catfish Pterygoplichthys (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) in the Marikina River system, Philippines: molecular perspective of an invasive alien fish species. Philippine Science Letters 4(2): 103-113.

(17) Aquino L.M., Tango J., Canoy R.J., Fontanilla I.K.C., Basiao Z.U., Ong P.S., Quilang J. 2011. DNA barcoding of fishes of Laguna de Bay, Phillipines. Mitochondrial DNA 22(4): 143-153.

(16) Arcellana, A.E.S., Guzman, R.M.S. and Fontanilla, I.K.C. 2011. Distribution of MN blood groups in local populations in the Philippines. Journal of Genetics 90: e90-e93.

(15) Matias, A.M.A. and Fontanilla, I.K.C. 2011. Optimizing the utility of Allium cepa L. var. aggregatum (sibuyas Tagalog) for the Allium test by elucidating its mitotic periodicity and rhythmicity under varying light conditions. Science Diliman 23(1): 43-51.

(14) Quilang J.P., Santos B.S., Ong P.S., Basiao Z.U., Fontanilla I.K.C., Cao E.P. 2011. DNA barcoding of the Philippine endemic freshwater sardine Sardinella tawilis (Clupeiformes: Clupeidae) and its marine relatives. Philippine Agricultural Scientist 94(3): 16-25.

(13) Aquilino, S.V.L., Tango, J.M., Fontanilla, I.K.C.,Pagulayan, R.C., Basiao, Z.U., Ong, P.S. and Quilang, J.P. 2011. DNA barcoding of the icthyofauna of Taal Lake, Philippines. Molecular Ecology Resources.

(12) Ong, P.S., Luczon, A.U., Quilang, J.P., Sumaya, A.M.T., Ibañez, J.C., Salvador, D.J. and Fontanilla, I.K.C. 2011. DNA barcodes of Philippine accipitrids. Molecular Ecology Resources 11: 245-254.

(11) Batomalaque, G.A., Arce, B.G.P., Hernandez, M.B.M. and Fontanilla, I.K.C. 2010. Survey and spatial distribution of shoreline malacofauna in Grande Island, Subic Bay. Philippine Journal of Science 139(2): 149-159.

(10) Luczon, A.U., Mohammad Isa, A.H.M., Quilang, J.P., Ong, P.S. and Fontanilla, I.K.C. DNA barcoding of the White-Collared Kingfisher Todiramphus chloris (Boddaert 1783) (Alcedinidae) using the mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I gene. Philippine Science Letters. 3(2): 74-77.

(9) Sutcharit, C., Naggs, F., Wade, C.M., Fontanilla, I. and Panha, S. 2010. The new family Diapheridae, a new species of Diaphera Albers from Thailand and the position of the Diapheridae within a molecular phylogeny of the Streptaxoidea (Pulmonata: Stylommatophora). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 160: 1-16.

(8) Fontanilla, I.K.C. and C.M. Wade. 2008. The small subunit (SSU) ribosomal (r) RNA gene as a genetic marker for identifying infective 3rd juvenile stage Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Acta Tropica 105: 181-186.

(7) Fontanilla, I.K.C., R.R. Matias, and G.L. Enriquez. 2001. Morphological and physiological characterization of Philippine Naegleria isolates. Philippine Journal of Science. 130(2):103-109.

(6) Guzman RMS, Gervasio RNR, Fontanilla IKC and Cao EP. 2009. Frequency distribution of blood groups ABO, Mn and Rh factor in Philippine cosmopolitan, regional, and the national populations. Science Diliman 21(2): 43-49.

(5) Fontanilla IKC, Hudelot C, Naggs F and Wade CM. 2007. Achatina fulica: its molecular phylogeny and genetic variations in global populations. The Malacologist 48:1.

(4) Pilar AVC, Mendoza JCE, and Fontanilla IKC. 2002. Survey of Protozoan Diversity, with emphasis on ciliates in the University of the Philippines, Diliman Campus. Japan Journal of Protozoology 35(supplement):12.

(3) Fontanilla IKC, Pilar AVC and Mendoza JCE. 2002. Growth of Oxytricha sp. in two different media and its assessment in cytotoxicity testing. Japan Journal of Protozoology 35(supplement):13.

(2) Fontanilla IKC, Matias RR and Enriquez GL. 2001. Sequence analysis of the 5.8 S rDNA gene and internal transcribed spacers of Philippine Naegleria isolates. In: IXth International meeting on the biology and pathogenicity of free- living amoebae proceedings (eds. S. Billot-Bonef, P.A. Cabanes, F. Marciano Cabral, and E. Pringuez). John Libbey Eurotext London pp. 243-253.

(1) Fontanilla IKC and Pagulayan IF. 1997. Detection of lectin activity from protein extracts of the foot muscle and visceral mass of Neritina pulligera Linne. In: Proceedings of the Third National Malacological Convention. Department of Science and Technology and the Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research Development pp. 52-67.