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Alice Alma C. Bungay, DVM, MVS, FVPH
Associate Professor
Department of Medical Microbiology

Dr. Alice Alma C. Bungay is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) graduate from the University of the Philippines and currently an Associate Professor 1 in the Department of Medical Microbiology, College of Public Health. She is currently the Officer-in-Charge of the department. Dr. Bungay obtained her Master of Veterinary Studies (Public Health) from Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand under the New Zealand Overseas Development Assistance-Postgraduate Scholarships (NZODA-PGS). She is currently a Diplomate in Veterinary Public Health and a candidate to become a Fellow of the Philippine College of Veterinary Public Health. She was a recipient of several scholarships and fellowships which include: International Cancer Research Technology Transfer (ICRETT), Union Internationale Contre Le Cancer (UICC), Southeast Asian Medical Information Center –International Medical Foundation of Japan (SEAMIC-IMFJ, Japan Science Technology (JST), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum (DKFZ), German Academic Exchange (DAAD) and Fulbright Scholarships where she was a Senior Fulbright Visiting Lecturer and Researcher at Washington State University in Pullman, WA, USA. She is a technical and peer reviewer of journal articles in Acta Medica Philippina, Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease (APJTD) and research projects of the Philippine Council for Aquatic and Agriculture Research and Development (PCAARD), Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD). She was invited as Guest Lecturer on Food Safety, Graduate School of Human Sciences, in Osaka University. Her research interests include “emerging” foodborne pathogens, food safety and hazard analysis, antibiotic residues in meat samples, microbial zoonoses, laboratory animals/laboratory animal models, mycology, nutrition and microbiome and the role of probiotics in health and disease, among others. Some of her studies were published in PLoS One, Genes, Genomes and Genetics (G3), Eukaryotic Cell (EC), American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and Annual Research and Review in Microbiology. She is a contributor/senior author in a chapter of a book on “Sarcocystis”, Parasitology in the Philippines. She was formerly a member of the Ethics Board and Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC), National Institutes of Health, UP Manila (UP-NIH). She was awarded by the UP College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Association (UPCVMAA) as the Outstanding Alumni in Education in October 2012. She is currently the recipient of Dr. Crispin Villanueva Professorial Chair in 2015.



  • Bungay AAC.. Sarcocystis spp. Parasitology in the Philippines (formerly Philippine Textbook of Medical Parasitology).. 3 rd edition.UP Press (Chapter in a Book). (2015); ;
  • 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
  • Bungay AAC.. Guidelines on Animal Care and Use in Research and Instruction,. (IACUC Committee Members as authors, UP-NIH. (2013); ;
  • 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
  • Bungay, AA.. Food Technology and Globalization; Chapter on Risk Assestment in Food Safety and Technology. . (2006); ;
  • Zhang J, Silao FGS, Bigol UJ, Bungay AAC, Nicolas MG, et al.. Calcineurin is required for pseudohyphal growth, virulence and resistance in Candida luisitaniae.. PLoS One (2012). ; 7 (8);
  • 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). ; ;