UP NISMED Welcomes Two New Staff

UP NISMED is glad to welcome Mr. Joeriggo M. Reyes, or Joe, and Mr. Jude Krisson C. Toledo to its High School Chemistry Group.

Joe is a Master of Science in Marine Science graduate of UP Diliman and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from UP Manila. Prior to joining UP NISMED, Joe was a long-time staff of the Philippine Genome Center - Core Facility for Bioinformatics where he worked on genomics and bioinformatics projects. He also served as research staff in a UPLB-based project looking at glycoproteomics profiles of lung cancer tissues in Filipino patients. Joe is a self-taught programmer, using Python and R for work, and recently, Scratch for teaching coding to his kids.


Jude earned his bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering and master’s units in Metallurgical Engineering at the University of the Philippines – Diliman. As an undergrad, he was an active volunteer in a youth organization that promotes public understanding of science, technology, and the environment. During his volunteer years, he found passion in science education through actively taking part in the organization’s events that aim to bring out science appreciation, innovation, and leadership by making science learning fun, enjoyable, and memorable for the youth. He hopes to inspire, develop, and hone future scientists by serving the youth. Moreover, Jude is also a former band vocalist and choir member. He loves outdoor activities such as cycling, roller-skating, and playing sports such as badminton, table tennis, and volleyball. As an island boy, he also loves swimming and skin diving.