Camar P. Ameril is an assistant professor at Mindanao State University-Marawi City. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in microbiology at the University of the Philippines-Los Baños, Laguna, and will be completing his dissertation experiments as a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He is working on recombinant antibodies and phage display for therapeutic and diagnostic applications in humans and animals.
He obtained his M.Sc. in Environmental Sanitation at Ghent University, Belgium, and his M.Sc. in Biology at Mindanao State University-Marawi City. Aside from teaching biology courses, he is actively involved in antimicrobial resistance and Lake Lanao research. He is also involved in various volunteer activities and community outreach programs organized by civic organizations and societies. As a Fulbright Scholar, he is passionate about sharing his Maranao culture, a minority tribe in Mindanao, Southern Philippines. He wants to inspire the Maranao youth to promote a culture of peace and pursue a career in science.
Being a youth and peace advocate, he wants to continue the “Youth Awareness Workshop” they have started with his small organization, the Al-Muhsinon Solidarity Action (AMSA). Part of this is career talk and tree planting activities in remote areas of the Lanao regions.