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Mario Antonio L. Jiz

Biotechnologist, Young Investigator Award for Clinical Research (2008)

Expertise: Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Pathobiology, Diseases, Immunology

Affiliation

Staff Scientist, Department of Immunology, Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Employment

    • Brown University, Providence, RI, Teaching Assistant, Bio 53 (Introduction to Immunology)., Fall 2008
    • Brown University, Providence, RI, Teaching Assistant, Bio 286 (Molecular Mechanisms of Disease)., Spring 2007
    • RITM, Research Technician, 2002-2004

Award

    • Fulbright Scholarship, US Department of State, 2005-2009
    • Young Investigator Award for Clinical Research, Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI, 2008
    • Travel Award, XVII International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria,Jeju, South Korea , 2008 S
    • Undergraduate Scholarship, DOST, 1997-2001
    • Cum laude, BS Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of the Philippines

Papers Presented

    • Pilot scale production, characterization, and antibody responses to the Schistosoma japonicum vaccine candidate paramyosin , 17th International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria, Jeju, South Korea
    • Pilot-scale expression and purification of Schistosoma japonicum paramyosin, 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Education

    • University of the Philippines, Manila, B.S. Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, 2001
    • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, Doctor of Philosophy in Pathobiology, 2009

Publication

    • Leenstra, T., Acosta, L.P.,Hai-Wei Wu, Langdon, G.C., Solomon, J.S., Manalo, J.L., Li Su, Jiz, M., Jarilla, B., Pablo, A.O., MacGarvey, S.T., Olveda, R.M. Friedman J.F., Kurtis, J., (2006 Ja) T-Helper-2 Cytokine Responses to Sj97 Predict Resistance to Reinfection with Schistosoma japonicum
    • Infection and Immunity Volume 74, No. 1
    • Jiz, M., Friedman, J.F., Leenstra, T., Jarilla, B., Pablo, A., Langdon, G., Pond-Tor, S., Wu, H.W., Manalo, D. Olveda, R.M. , (2009) Immunoglobulin E (IgE)Responses to paramyosin Predict Resistance to Reinfectioin with Schistosoma japonicum
    • Infection Immunity Volume 77
    • Coutinho, H.M., Leenstra, T., Acosta, L.P., Su, L., Jarilla, B., Jiz, M.L., Langdon, G.C., Olveda, R.M., Kurtis, J.D., Friedman, J.F., (2006) Pro-inflammatory cytokines and C-reactive protein are associated with the Context of Schistosoma japonicum infection
    • American Journal of Medical Hygiene Volume 75
    • Coutinho, H.M., Acosta, L.P., McGravey, S.T., Jarilla, B., Jiz, M.L., Pablo, A., Su, L., Manalo, D.L., Olveda, R.M., Kurtis, J.D., Friedman, J.F., (2006) Nutritional status improves after treatment of Schtosoma japonicaum - Infected children and adolescents
    • Journal of Nutrition (American Society for Nutrition) Volume 136
    • Olson, C.L., Acosta, L.P., Hochberg, N.S., Olveda, R.M., Jiz, M., McGarvey, S.T., Kurtis, J.D., Bellinger, D.C., Friedman J.F., (2009 O 20) Anemia of inflammation is related to cognitive impairment among children in Leyte, the Philippines
    • PLoS Negl Trop Dis. Volume 3, No. 10
    • Coutinho, H.M., Acosta, L.P., Wu, H.W., McGarvey, S.T., Su, L., Langdon, G.C., Jiz, M.A., Jarilla, B., Olveda, R.M., Friedman, J.F., Kurtis, J.D. , (2007 Ja 15) Th2 cytokines are associated with persistent hepatic fibrosis in human Schistosoma japonicum infection
    • Journal of Infectious Disease Volume 195, No. 2
    • Jiz, M.A.L. (Kurtis, J.D. as adviser), () Vaccine development for schistosomiasis japonica: paramyosin as a leading candidate
    • Thesis
    • Xu, J., Acosta, L.P., Hou, M., Manalo, D.L., Jiz, M., Jarilla, B., Pablo, A.O., Olveda, R.M., Langdon, G., McGarvey, S.T., Kurtis, J.D., Friedman, J.F., (2010) Seroprevalence of Cysticercosis in Children and Young Adults Living in a Helminth Endemic Community in Leyte, the Philippines
    • Journal of Tropical Medicine Volume 2010
    • Agrawal, N., Acosta, L.P. Jiz, M.A. et al., (2010) Reduction in hookworm infection after Praziquantel treatment among children and young adult
    • American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Volume 83, No. 2

Trainings

    • WHO TDR Diploma Course on Product Research & Development to Meet Public Health Needs, 2009 O-N, Nagasaki University, Japan
    • Schistosoma Life Cycle Maintenance Training, 2008 O, Biomedical Research Institute, Rockville, MD, USA
    • 17th International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria, 2008 S 29-O 3, Jeju, South Korea
    • 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2007 N 4-8, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania