Department of Medical Microbiology


The Department of Medical Microbiology shall be at the forefront of scientific advances and technological developments in public health and medical microbiology. It shall be the Center of Excellence in microbiology education, training and research.


The Department of Medical Microbiology shall constantly provide the highest quality of advanced instruction, professional education, training, basic and applied research and community service and thereby produce outstanding scholars, practitioners and leaders in public health and medical microbiology.

Degree Progams

Doctor of Public Health
Master of Science in Public Health (Medical Microbiogy)

Training Programs

  1. Postgraduate Course in Diagnostic Mycology
  2. Food and Water Bacteriology


  • A Study on Emerging Foodborne Bacterial Pathogens in the Philippines
  • Prevalence of Yersinia enterocolitica in some Philippine Foods
  • Assessment of the Relevance of the BSPH Curriculum
  • Public Health Aspect of the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Coal-Fired Thermal Power Plant in Pinamucan, Batangas, Philippines
  • Characterization and Determination of the Cytokine and Macrophage Stimulating Activities of the Polysaccharide Fractions of Momordia charantia (Ampalaya)
  • Public Health and Epidemiological Research Needs and Issues Regarding Coconut Oil and Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Clinical Trial of Auranofin gold Compound in HIV-1 Infected Filipinos
  • Risk Assessment of Genetically Modified Organism (GMOs) and Potentially Harmful Exotic Species (PHES) Related to Agriculture and Fishery
  • Development of Alamar Blue-based Test an Alternate Method in Human Proliferation Assay
  • Salmonella typhi Flagellar Antigen Edible Vaccine
  • Development of Mini-ELISA for the Determination of Clinically Important Antigens and Antibodies
  • Seroepidemiology of HAV infection in Metro Manila
  • Development of Serotyping Reagents for the Detection of Cholera Species HIV-1 Tat Gene-based Edible Vaccine in Tomatoes
  • A Comparative Study on the Mycobacterial effect of Using 5% Sodium Hypochlorite and 2% Glutaraldehyde in Sputum Processing for Acid Fast Bacili Detection
  • In-Vitro and In-Vivo studies on the Anti-TB Properties of Aistonia Scholaris (Dita), Alphonseae Arboraea(Anonaceae), Diclodiscus Paniculatus (Tillaceae) and Pisonia Umbrelifera (Nyctaginaceae)
  • A Phase III, Double-blind Randomized Group Study to Compare the Protective Immune Response to Older Adults after Immunization with either Engerix-B HBV Vaccine of Recombinant HBV Surface Antigen Co-administered with Dynavax Immunostimulatory Phosphotionat
  • In-vitro Screening for the Anti-Dengue Activity of Vitex negundo (Lagundi)
  • A Phase IV, Single blind randomized, multicentric study
  • In-vitro Screening for Anti-TB Activity of Psidium guajav(guava)and Anona muricata (guyabano)
  • A Study on the Activity of Crude and Protein Extracts of Medicinal Plants on HIV-1 Replication in Latently-infected cells
  • Isolation and Identification of Shiga-toxin E. coli(STEC) in feed samples from the Philippines

Publications/Creative Works

  • Sia Su G, Fernandez EL, Marasigan MM, Sia Su ML, Sison, M and Bungay, AA.. Isolation and colonial morphological characterization of fungal species in copper laden sediments of Calancan Bay, Marinduque.. Annual Research and review in Biology. (2014); 4 (11); 1777-1783
  • Mendoza M, Roxas E, et al. Clinical Profile of Patients Diagnosed with Leptospirosis After a Typhoon: A Multicenter Study. Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health . (2013); 44 (6); 1021-1035
  • Chen Y., Konieczka JH, Springer DJ, Bowen SE, Zhang J, Silao FGS, Bungay AAC, Bigol, UG. Nicolas, MG et. al. . Convergent evolution of Calcineurin pathway roles in thermotolerance and virulence in Candida glabrata. Genes, genomes and genetics . Genes, genomes and genetics. (2012); 2; 675-691
  • Gloriani, N.G.. Straight Talk on Biotechnology. Chapter on Food Safety. Atteneo Press Ed:B.D. Peczon and A.M. Manal.. (2008); ;
  • Gloriani, N.G. and Yasutake Yanagihara. Philippine Rats: Ecology and Management Chapter on Rodent - borne infections in the Philippine: a review of investigations and case reports on leptosperosis and hantavirus infection.. . (2008); ; 195-204
  • Gloriani N.G.,Gatchalian S, Hoet B, Bock HL. Comparison of two different formulations of a hepatitis B vaccination in Filipino Adults . Philippine Journal of Pediatrics. (2008); ;
  • Kreth HW, Lee BW, Kosuwon P, Salazar J, Gloriani, N.G., Bock HL, Meurice F. Biodrugs. Varilix: 16 years of global-experience with the first refrigerator - stable varicella vaccine. . (2008); ;
  • Cavinta, L., Ramos S. and Gloriani,N.G. . Development of an Alamar blue-based test as an alternate method in human lymphocite proliferation assays. Acta Medica Philippina. (2007); 41 (2); 25-29
  • Gloriani, N.G.. Statistical Definition of Biotechnology: Identifying Philippine Concerns - Asian Perspective. Asian Biotechnology, Innovation and Development Issues in Measurement and Collection of Statistics. . (2007); ; 31-35
  • Gloriani, NG.. Plant made pharmaceuticals (PMPs): Rabies Edible Vaccine Cusisine for the Community. Proceedings of the Rabies Forum Bridging the Gaps: Parenteral vs Oral Rabies Vaccine. . (2007); ;
  • Mendoza, B.,Chan, V., Gloriani, N.G.. Detection of Anti-HBs, Anti-HBc, and HbsAG among Pedriatric Vaccines Years after Primary Hepatitis B Immunization. Philippine Journal of Science. (2007); 136 (1); 57-63
  • Sarol LC. Victoriano A and Gloriani, N.G.. PCR Patterns of the Flagellin typhii. Acta Medica Philippina. (2006); 40 (1); 37-41
  • Bungay, AA.. Food Technology and Globalization; Chapter on Risk Assestment in Food Safety and Technology. . (2006); ;
  • Cavinta LL, Gloriani, NG, Ramos SR and Regalia RS. Studies on the Immunomodulelating activities of the Polysaccharide Extracts from Momordica Charantia (Ampalaya). Philippine Journal of Nutrition. (2004); 50 (1-2); 10-27
  • Panter, de las Llagas, Tobias. The entomopathogenic fungus Culicinomyces as a biocontrol agent for mosquitoes in Microbial Biotechnology for Sustainable Development and Productivity. Rajak R.C. (ed). . R.C. (ed). Jodhpur, India : Scientific Publishers.. (1999); ; 422-433
  • Alday, Dancel, Tobias. Itraconazole in the Treatment of Superficial Mycoses in Filipinos.. Phil. Journal of Internal Medicine.. (1988); 27 (3); 179-187
  • Chan, Madraso, Bagoyo, Delino, Tobias. Bacteriological Analysis of Drinking Water in Bagong Ilog, Pasig, Caloocan, Capri, Novaliches and Marulas, Valenzuela from December 1981 to March 1986.. Health Monitoring Component of the MWSS Sanitation Project.. (1987); ;
  • Roman D, Salvana E, Penamora M, Roxas E, Leyritana K, and Saniel M.. Trichosponosis in an AIDS Patient: Case Report and Review of the Literature. International Journal of STD and AIDS. ; ;
  • Tacastacas, Bacoro, Berba, Tobias-Altura, Sison, dela Cruz-Roa.. A 47 Year Old Male with Multiple Ulcerated Skin Plaques: A Case Report on Disseminated Histoplasmosis and a Review of Eight Previously Reported Cases of Histoplasmosis in the Philippines.. Philippine Journal of Microbiology & Infectious Diseases. ; 35 (1&2);
  • Chen Y, Yu S, Huang H, Chang Y, Lehman VN, Silao FGS, Bigol UG, Bungay, AAC, Averette A and Heitman J. . Calcineurin controls hyphal growth, virulence and drug tolerance of Candida tropicalis. Eukaryotic EC (ASM), received publication . ; ;