Program Chair, Biological Engineering

Ph.D. Marine Biotechnology,  University of the Philippines, Diliman
Master of Science in Biochemistry, University of the Philippines
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of the Philippines

Phone: 247-5000 local 3300



Honors and Awards

  • 2011 Best Research Award for the Young Scientist (Merck Inc.)
  • 2006 Fellow European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), Gene Expression Analysis
  • 2004 Fellow Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Biondustries
  • 2004 Science Management Award
  • 2001 Best Scientific Poster

Research Interest

  • Biochemistry, Biomaterials and BiotechnologyBiochemistry, Biomaterials and Biotechnology


  • Chen, M.-W., Santos, H.M., Que, D.E., Gou, Y.-Y., Tayo, L.L., Hsu, Y.-C., Chen, Y.-B., Chen, F.-A., Chao, H.-R., Huang, K.-L. Association between organochlorine pesticide levels in breast milk and their effects on female reproduction in a Taiwanese population (2018) International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15 (5), art. no. 931,
  • Chen, M.-W., Castillo, B.A.A., Lin, D.-Y., Chao, H.-R., Tayo, L.L., Gou, Y.-Y., Chen, F.-A., Huang, K.-L. Levels of PCDD/Fs, PBDEs, and PBDD/Fs in Breast Milk from Southern Taiwan (2018) Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 100 (3), pp. 369-375. DOI: 10.1007/s00128-018-2278-8
  • Tang, S.-H., Domino, M.Y., Venault, A., Lin, H.-T., Hsieh, C., Higuchi, A., Chinnathambi, A., Alharbi, S.A., Tayo, L.L., Chang, Y. Bio-inert Control of Zwitterionic Poly(ethylene terephtalate) Fibrous Membranes(2018) Langmuir, . Article in Press. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b00634
  • Guzman, J.M.C.C., Tayo, L.L., Liu, C.-C., Wang, Y.-N., Fu, L.-M. Rapid microfluidic paper-based platform for low concentration formaldehyde detection(2018) Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical, 255, pp. 3623-3629. Cited 5 times. DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2017.09.080
  • Tayo, L.L., Caparanga, A.R., Doma, B.T., Liao, C.-H. A Review on the Removal of Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) using Advanced Oxidation Processes (2018) Journal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies, 21 (1), art. no. 0079, . Cited 1 time. DOI: 10.26802/jaots.2017.0079
  • Vera, J.S.D., Venault, A., Chou, Y.-N., Tayo, L.L., Chiang, H.-C., Aimar, P., Chang, Y.Self-cleaning Interfaces of Polydimethylsiloxane grafted with pH-responsive Zwitterionic Copolymers (2018) Langmuir, . Article in Press. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b01569
  • Tayo, L.L. Stimuli-responsive nanocarriers for intracellular delivery (2017) Biophysical Reviews, 9 (6), pp. 931-940. Cited 3 times. DOI: 10.1007/s12551-017-0341-z
  • Senoro, D.B., Godezano, J.B., Wan, M.-W., Tayo, L.L., Sauli, Z., Aris, H. Effects of pH and concentration on the capability of E. Coli and S. Epidermidis with bentonite clay as biosorbent for the removal of Copper, Nickel and Lead from polluted water(2017) EPJ Web of Conferences, 162, art. no. 01081, . DOI: 10.1051/epjconf/201716201081
  • Caparanga, A.R., Balatbat, A.S., Tayo, L. Effects of heavy metals (Fe3+/Cr6+) on low-level energy generation in a microbial fuel cell(2017) IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 206 (1), art. no. 012031 DOI: 10.1088/1757-899X/206/1/012031
  • Shih, Y., Venault, A., Tayo, L.L., Chen, S.-H., Higuchi, A., Deratani, A., Chinnathambi, A., Alharbi, S.A., Quemener, D., Chang, Y. A Zwitterionic-Shielded Carrier with pH-Modulated Reversible Self-Assembly for Gene Transfection(2017) Langmuir, 33 (8), pp. 1914-1926. Cited 5 times. DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b03685
  • Gou, Y.-Y., Que, D.E., Chuang, C.-Y., Chao, H.-R., Shy, C.-G., Hsu, Y.-C., Lin, C.-W., Chuang, K.P., Tsai, C.-C., Tayo, L.L. Dust levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) and polybrominated dibenzo-p-dioxins/furans (PBDD/Fs) in the Taiwanese elementary school classrooms: Assessment of the risk to school-age children (2016) Science of the Total Environment, 572, pp. 734-741. Cited 6 times. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.07.044
  • Gou, Y.-Y., Hsu, Y.-C., Chao, H.-R., Que, D.E., Tayo, L.L., Lin, C.-H., Huang, S.M., Tsai, C.-H., Shih, S.-I. Pollution characteristics and diurnal variations in polybrominated diphenyl ethers in indoor and outdoor air from vehicle dismantler factories in southern Taiwan (2016) Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 16 (8), pp. 1931-1941. Cited 7 times. DOI: 10.4209/aaqr.2016.06.0249
  • Gou, Y.-Y., Lin, S., Que, D.E., Tayo, L.L., Lin, D.-Y., Chen, K.-C., Chen, F.-A., Chiang, P.-C., Wang, G.-S., Hsu, Y.-C., Chuang, K.P., Chuang, C.-Y., Tsou, T.-C., Chao, H.-R. Estrogenic effects in the influents and effluents of the drinking water treatment plants(2016) Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 23 (9), pp. 8518-8528. Cited 7 times. DOI: 10.1007/s11356-015-5946-9
  • Laohaprapanon, S., Matahum, J., Tayo, L., You, S.-J. Photodegradation of Reactive Black 5 in a ZnO/UV slurry membrane reactor (2015) Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers, 49, pp. 136-141. Cited 15 times. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtice.2014.11.017
  • Tayo, L.L., Venault, A., Constantino, V.G.R., Caparanga, A.R., Chinnathambi, A., Ali Alharbi, S., Zheng, J., Chang, Y. Design of hemocompatible poly(DMAEMA-co-PEGMA) hydrogels for controlled release of insulin (2015) Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 132 (32), art. no. 42365, . Cited 4 times. DOI: 10.1002/app.42365
  • Bhatia, S., Kil, Y.J., Ueberheide, B., Chait, B.T., Tayo, L., Cruz, L., Lu, B., Yates, J.R., Bern, M. Constrained de novo sequencing of conotoxins (2012) Journal of Proteome Research, 11 (8), pp. 4191-4200. Cited 23 times. DOI: 10.1021/pr300312h
  • Bhatia, S., Kil, Y.J., Ueberheide, B., Chait, B., Tayo, L.L., Cruz, L.J., Lu, B., Yates III, J.R., Bern, M. Constrained de novo sequencing of peptides with application to conotoxins(2011) Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), 6577 LNBI, pp. 16-30. Cited 4 times. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-20036-6_2
  • Tayo, L.L., Lu, B., Cruz, L.J., Yates, J.R. Proteomic analysis provides insights on venom processing in conus textile (2010) Journal of Proteome Research, 9 (5), pp. 2292-2301. Cited 43 times. DOI: 10.1021/pr901032r