ask theory, laboratory research, justin parreno, kam inguito

Hosted by EIC Mikael Angelo Francisco, Ask Theory shines the spotlight on Pinoy scientific brilliance, in a fun and entertaining “kwentuhan” format. Each episode of Ask Theory  features a Pinoy scientist from one of the various scientific disciplines. In a very casual conversation, guests explain what they do in simple terms, as well as share their fascinating stories: how they got into science, the challenges they face, what motivates them to pursue their fields, what future scientists from the Philippines can look forward to, and so much more.

Episode 99: Mahirap Bang Maging Pinoy Researcher Sa Ibang Bansa?

Dr. Justin Parreno is an Assistant Professor at the University of Delaware,  and is the Principal Investigator of the university’s Perreno Laboratory. He also serves as the Faculty Advisor of the university’s Filipino Students Association.

Kam Inguito is a medical student in Philadelphia. He graduated from the University of Delaware, and was the President of the university’s Filipino Student Association from 2021 to 2022.

We talked about the challenges of being a Pinoy scientist abroad, their memorable experiences as researchers, how Filipino culture factors into their personal and professional lives, the best and worst things about running a research lab, incorporating one’s scientific background into their clinical practice, and more.

How to contact Dr. Justin:

  • Website:
  • Twitter: @parrenojustin
  • Instagram: @parrenolab

How to contact Kam:

  • Twitter: @kam.inguito
  • Instagram: @kam.inguito

Listen to Ask Theory Episode 99 here:

(Full transcript to follow; watch this page for updates)

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