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Dr. Marilu Santos
PO Box 1510
Pembroke, NC 28372

Phone: 910.521.6420

Location: Oxendine Science Building, Room 2219
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I have consistently served in various university and department committees. I serve as research mentor, member of advisory board,  member/chair of search committees and peer evaluation committees, workshop presenter, faculty conciliator and volunteer in campus wide activities. I am a current member of the American Society for Microbiology where I serve as international mentor, abstract reviewer and judge for student presentations. I am an elected member of the Philippine-American Academy of Scientists and Engineers where I have served as plenary discussant. I am a Life Member of the Philippine Society for Microbiology where I serve as lead speaker for pedagogical issues. I am an active member of the Lumberton NC and Wilmington NC communities serving in cultural, financial, wellness and church groups.


Abstract Reviewer. American Society for Microbiology’s Annual Biomedical Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). November 13-16, 2013 at Nashville, TN

Reviewer. 2013. 'Antimicrobial and antioxidant properties associated with leaves of Pandanusamaryllifolius Roxb" by Melfei E. Bungihan1,5*, Maribel G. Nonato1,2, Siegfried Draeger3, Scott Franzblau4and Thomas Edison E. dela Cruz1,2. Phil Sci.Lett.

Member, Committee for Local Arrangements ( Fund-raising), NC Academy of Science (NCAS) Annual Meeting, UNCP Campus, April 5-6, 2013

Abstract Reviewer. American Society for Microbiology’s Annual Biomedical Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). November 7-10, 2012 at San Jose, CA

Mentor and Adviser for the ASM Student Membership Committee. 112th  General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. In San Francisco CA on June 19-22, 2012.

Abstract Reviewer and Judge for Poster Presentations. American Society for
Microbiology’s Annual Biomedical Conference for Minority Students
(ABRCMS). November 8-11, 2010 at Charlotte, NC

Abstract Reviewer and Judge for Poster Presentations. American Society for
Microbiology’s Annual Biomedical Conference for Minority Students
(ABRCMS). November 4 - 9, 2009 at Phoenix Arizona

Chapter Reviewer for" Microbiology for Health Career Students". Jones and Bartlett Publishing Company. 2005-2006
Participant, Cell Biology Focus Group, Annual Meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology, San Francisco CA, Dec 2005

International Mentor for the American Society for Microbiology, Microbiology Education Division since 2004 to present

Consultant, UNCP Library Mold Problem, 2003-2004

Judge, Oral Presentations. Annual Meeting of the NC Academy of Sciences.  UNC Wilmington, March 2002.
Judge Oral Presentations. 7th NC-LSAMP Regional Meeting. NC A&T
Greensboro NC April 20, 2001

Judge, Poster Presentations Regional Science Fair, UNCP Jones Building, since 1997 to 2004

Plenary Speaker, Annual Meeting of the Association of Filipino Scientists and Engineers in America, Solomon Is. MD, September 2001


Member, Summer School Task Force, Fall 2013

Faculty, Maynor Honors College, beginning Fall 2013

Member, Faculty Governance Committee, beginning Fall 2013

Member, Campus Judicial Board, beginning Fall 2013

Faculty Marshall, UNCP Winter and Spring Commencement, beginning 2012

Interviewer for UNCP Freshman Scholarships,  March 16, 2012

Member, Faculty Hearing Committee, 2010-2014

Member, Faculty Grievance Committee, 2008-2010

Faculty Conciliator for Student Grade Appeals, 2007-2009

Keynote Speaker, ASIA DAY. “Impact of Science on Globalization”. UNCP University Center Annex. Nov 19, 2008

Research Mentor, Chancellors Scholars, 1999-2001

Research Mentor, UNCP Honors College 2008-2009

Research Mentor, Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement(RISE) Program, 2006-2009

Deputy Chair, Faculty Grievance Committee 2005-2007

Member, Search Committee for Dean of Honors College, 2005

Member, UNCP Speakers Bureau since 2005

Faculty Representative at the Student Publications Board 2002-2004

Member, Graduate Faculty, beginning August 2003

Member, Student Welfare Committee 2002-2004

Member, Faculty Evaluation Review Sub Committee 2003-2005

Member, Advisory Board of the UNCP Honors College 2003-2005

Member, Sub Committee for Enrollment, 1997-1999

Speaker, UNCP Faculty Development Day. “Peer-Learning Strategies”. Science  Building, August 2006

Grad Finale Greeter, 2000-2007
Member, UNCP Wellness Committee, 2000 -2008

Member, UNCP Title 111 Grant Writing Committee, 1998-1999

Member, UNCP Diversity Task Force, 2002-2003

Yoga Community Classes for UNCP Football Team,  Students, Staff and Faculty during Exam Stress Break. 2003- present

Biology Department

Chair, Peer Evaluation Committee for Dr. Zeigler (2007), Dr. William Ezell (2011), and Dr. Maria Santisteban ( 2012),

Member, Peer Evaluation Committee for Dr. Maria Pereira (2004), Dr. Leon Jernigan (2005), Dr. Jeremy Sellers (2006), Mrs. Mary Ash (2008), Dr. Cornelia Tirla ( 2010)
Chair, Search Committee for Microbiology Position, 2007
Member, Search Committee for Immunology Position, 2005

Chair, Search Committee for Developmental Biologist Position, 2003

Member, Biotech Steering Committee, 2003-2007
Member, Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) Committee, 1997-1999

Member, Biology Academic Planning Committee, 2000-2001

Member, Biology Laboratory Designs Committee, 2002-2003

Member, Biology Computer Needs Committee, 2001-2002

Volunteer, Registration, Summer 00 and Fall 2000 and Spring 2001

Volunteer, Advisement Day, Fall 2011

Biology Faculty Representative, UNCP Open House and Pembroke Day, 2005- 2006

Seminar Speaker, Science Seminar, UNCP, Spring 1997 to 2002

External Service

Advisory Board State Employees Credit Union, Lumberton NC, 2006- 2010

Yoga/Meditation Class for Surviving Sisters Hospice SERMC ; (2009), Palmers Inc Program for At- Risk Youth,  Pembroke NC (2003) , Cancer Survivors at Gibson Cancer Center Lumberton NC (2010)

Organizer. Fitness Marathon for Annual Fund Raiser for the St Jude Children’s Cancer Clinic, Lumberton NC 2003 – present

Annual Fund - raiser, Leukemia and Lymphoma Regatta, Southport NC, 2005- present

Eucharistic Minister, St Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Lumberton NC, 1997-   2004

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