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Jose Ma. M. Angeles, RMT, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor

Dr. Jose Ma. M. Angeles is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Parasitology, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila. He is a registered medical technologist, having received his BS degree in Medical Technology at the Manila Central University. He finished his Master in Public Health at the College of Public Health, University of the Philippines Manila in 2008 and then his Ph.D. in Animal and Food Hygiene at the National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine in 2012. He has also received trainings from the Schistosomiasis Laboratory, Biomedical Research Institute in Maryland, USA and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK. He was a recipient of Post-Doctoral Fellowships from the Association for Preventive Medicine of Japan in 2013 and from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) in 2014-2016.

Dr. Angeles has conducted several researches in molecular biology and serological diagnostics of schistosomiasis both for humans and animal reservoir hosts. He is currently working on microsatellite studies for zoonotic schistosomiasis among various geographical isolates and different mammalian hosts. He was part of the research collaboration who received a research grant from the Global Health Innovative Technology (GHIT) Fund of Japan for the development of rapid diagnostic test for schistosomiasis. He’s also commissioned by the World Health Organization Western Pacific Regional Office (WHO WPRO) for the evaluation of recombinant antigens for the diagnosis of Schistosoma mekongi human infection. He has published several research papers in international peer-reviewed journals with high impact factors. He was also a contributor of a chapter about animal schistosomiasis in the book entitled “Schistosomiasis, Epidemiology, Diagnosis and Treatment” published in New York. He has also given oral and poster presentations in local and international scientific conferences and meetings. He is a member of various international professional organizations including Global Schistosomiasis Alliance, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP), Japanese Society of Tropical Medicine (JSTM), Japanese Society of Veterinary Science (JSVS) and Japanese Society of Parasitology (JSP).



  • Dang TMA, Angeles JM, Moendeg KJ, Macalanda AMC, Nguyen TT, Higuchi L, Nakagun S, Kirinoki M, Chigusa Y, Goto Y, Kawazu SI. Analyses of the expression, immunohistochemical properties and serodiagnostic potential of Schistosoma japonicum Peroxiredoxin-4. Parasites and Vectors. (2020); ;
  • Angeles JM, Mercado VP, Rivera PT. Behind enemy lines: immunomodulatory armamentarium of the schistosome parasite. Frontiers in Immunology. (2020); 11; 1018
  • Angeles JM. Goto Y, Kirinoki M, Lenardo LR, Moendeg, KJ, Ybanez AP, Rivera PT, Villacorte EA, Inoue N, Chigusa Y, Kawazu S. Detection of canine Schistosoma japonicum infection using recombinant thioredoxin peroxidase-1 and tandem repeat proteins. The Journal of Veterinary Medical Science. (2019); 81 (10); 1413-1418
  • Fornillos RJC, Fontanilla IKC, Chigusa Y, Kikuchi M, Kirinoki M, Kato-Hayashi N, Kawazu S, Angeles JM, Tabios IK, Moendeg KJ, Goto Y, Tamayo PG, Gampoy EF, Pates I, Chua JC, Leonardo LR. Infection rate of Schistosoma japonicum in the snail Oncomelania hupensis quadrasi in endemic villages in the Philippines: need for snail surveillance technique. Tropical Biomedicine. (2019); 36(2);
  • Macalanda AC, Angeles JM, Moendeg KJ, Dang-Trinh MA, Higuchi L, Kirinoki M, Chigusa Y, Leonardo LR, Villacorte EA, Rivera PT, Goto Y, Kawazu S. Schistosoma japonicum cathepsin B as potential diagnostic antigen for Asian zoonotic schistosomiasis. Parasitology Research. (2019); ;
  • Angeles JM, Leonardo LR, Goto Y, Kirinoki M, Moendeg KJ, Suganuma K, Villacorte EA, Rivera PT, Inoue N, Chigusa Y, Kawazu S. Positivity of Schistosoma japonicum eggs in dogs and water buffaloes in the Philippines and its implications to public health. Japanese Journal of Veterinary Parasitology. (2018); 17 (1); 20-24
  • Macalanda AMC, Angeles JM, Moendeg KJ, Dang TMA, Higuchi L, Inoue N, Xuan X, Kirinoki M, Chigusa Y, Leonardo LR, Villacorte EA, Rivera PT, Goto Y, Kawazu S. Evaluation of Schistosoma japonicum thioredoxin peroxidase-1 as a potential circulating antigen target for the diagnosis of Asian schistosomiasis. The Journal of Veterinary Medical Science. (2018); 80 (1); 156-163
  • Dang TMA, Angeles JM, Moendeg KJ, Macalanda AMC, Higuchi L, Oto C, Kirinoki M, Chigusa Y, Kawazu S. Utilization of real time PCR for the assessment of egg burden in the organs of Schistosoma japonicum experimentally infected mice. Experimental Parasitology. (2018); 189; 61-65
  • Moendeg, K. J., Angeles, J. M. M., Nakao, R., Leonardo, L. R., Fontanilla, I. K. C., Goto, Y., Kirinoki, M., Villacorte, E.A, Rivera, P.T., Inoue, N., Chigusa, Y. & Kawazu, S. Geographic strain differentiation of Schistosoma japonicum in the Philippines using microsatellite markers. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, e0005749. (2017); 11 (7);
  • Leonardo LR, Chigusa Y, Kikuchi M, Kato-Hayashi N, Kawazu SI, Angeles JM, Fontanilla IK, Tabios IK, Moendeg K, Goto Y, Fornillos RJ, Tamayo PG, Chua JC. Schistosomiasis in the Philippines: challenges and some successes in control. South East Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health. (2016); 47(4); 651-666
  • Usui M, Masuda-Suganuma H, Fukumoto S, Angeles JM, Hakimi H, Inoue N, Kawazu S. Effect of thioredoxin peroxidase-1 gene disruption on the liver stages of the rodent malaria parasite Plasmodium berghei. Parasitology International. (2015); 64(3); 290-294
  • Angeles JM, Leonardo LR, Goto Y, Kirinoki M, Villacorte EA, Hakimi H, Moendeg KJ, Lee S, Rivera PT, Inoue N, Chigusa Y, Kawazu S. Water buffaloes as sentinel animals for the surveillance of zoonotic schistosomiasis. Bulletin of the World Health Organization. (2015); 93(7); 511-512
  • Hakimi H, Goto Y, Suganuma K, Angeles JM, Kawai S, Inoue N, Kawazu S. Development of monoclonal antibodies against Plasmodium falciparum thioredoxin peroxidase 1 and its possible application for malaria diagnosis. Experimental Parasitology. (2015); 154; 62-66
  • Moendeg KJ, Angeles JM, Leonardo LR, Goto Y, Kirinoki M, Villacorte EA, Rivera PT, Inoue N, Chigusa Y, Kawazu S. Development and optimization of cocktail-ELISA for a unified diagnosis of zoonotic schistosomiasis in multiple host species. Parasitology Research. (2014); 114(3); 1225-1228