Scientist Profile


Romulo De Castro

Biochemist, Balik Scientist Awardee (2009)

Expertise: Computational Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Immunology, Bioinformatics


Senior Scientific Curator, Immune Epitope Database La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, La Jolla, CA

Scientist/Consultant, Content Development Pathway Genomics Corporation, San Diego, CA


    • Balik Scientist Awardee, DOST, 2009


    • University of California, San Diego, Clinical Trials Administration, 2004
    • University of Texas Medical Branch, Texas, USA, PhD in Human Biological Chemistry & Genetics, 1999
    • University of the Philippines, BS in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, 1991


    • Y Xu, G., McAdoo, D.J., Hughes, M.G., Robak, G., de Castro, R., (1998) Considerations in the determination by microdialysis of resting extracellular amino acid concentrations and release upon spinal cord injury
    • Neuroscience Volume 86, No. 3
    • Vita, R., Vaughan, K., Zarebski, L., Salimi, N., Fleri, W., Grey, H., Sathiamurthy, M., Mokili, J., Huynh-hoa Bui, Bourne, P.E., Ponomarenko, J.V., de Castro, R. Jr., (2006) Curation of complex, context-dependent immunological data
    • BMC Bioinformatics Volume 7, No. 1
    • McADOO, D.J., Hughes, M.G., Guo-Ying Xu, Robak, G., de Castro, R., (1997) Microdialysis Studies of the Role of Chemical Agents in Secondary Damage upon Spinal Cord Injury
    • Journal of Neurotrauma Volume 14, No. 8
    • de Castro, R., Burns, C.L., McAdoo, D.J., Romanic, A.M., (2000) Metalloproteinase increases in the injured rat spinal cord
    • Neuroreport Volume 11, No. 6
    • Blythe, M.J., Qing Zhang, Kerrie Vaughan, de Castro, R. Jr., Salimi, N., Huynh-Hoa Bui, Lewinsohn, D.M., Ernst, J.D., Peters, B., Sette, A., (2007) An analysis of the epitope knowledge related to Mycobacteria
    • Immunome Research Volume 3, No. 1
    • de Castro, R. Jr., Tajrishi, R., Claros, J., Stallcup, W.B., (2005) Differential responses of spinal axons to transaction: influence of the NG2 proteoglycan
    • Experimental Neurology Volume 192, No. 2
    • de Castro, R., Hughes, M.G., Xu, Y., Clifton, C., Calingasan, N.Y., Gelman, B.B.., McAdoo, D.J., (2004) Evidence that infiltrating neutrophils do not release reactive oxygen species in the site of the spinal cord injury
    • Experimental Neurology Volume 192, No. 2
    • de Castro, R., Alcock, N.W., McAdoo, D.J., (1999) Sampling of low molecular weight iron by microdialysis following spinal cord injury
    • Journal of Neuroscience Research Volume 57, No. 5