University of Philippines Diliman


Dr. Galay, an associate professor at the UP Los Baños College of Veterinary Medicine, currently works on ticks and tick-borne diseases. Dr. Galay has led several research projects dealing with molecular detection of various tick-borne pathogens in livestock and companion animals. His work has led to discoveries on animal parasitic diseases, a significant contribution to his area of research. He is awarded as one of the Outstanding Young Scientists of 2020.

Sex: Male

Education: Yamaguchi University, Doctor of Philosophy in Veterinary Sciences, April 2011 - March 2015

Field of Specialization:






University of the Philippines Manila


Sex: Male


University of the Philippines, Philippine General Hospital Fellowship Training in Interventional Cardiology, 2016-2018

University of the Philippines, Philippine General Hospital Fellowship Training in Adult Cardiology, 2013-2016

University of the Philippines, Philippine General Hospital Residency

Training in Internal Medicine, 2009-2012

Doctor of Medicine 2004-2008

De La Salle University, BS Human Biology, 2002-2004

Field of Specialization: 

Internal Medicine (General Medicine)



Phillip A. Alviola is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Biological Sciences, University of the Philippines Los Banos, and a bat ecologist with over 20 years experience and a publication track record of more than 40 research articles in scientific journals. He is a recipient of the DOST-NAST Outstanding Young Scientist in 2017, and received a commendation by the Philippine Senate (under House Resolution No. 141) in 2019 as one of the eight Filipinos included in the top 100 scientists in the Asia-Pacific Region. His area of expertise includes Ecology of Philippine Wildlife, Mammalian Ecology and Taxonomy, Cave Ecology, Conservation Biology, and Ecology of Bat Zoonotics. Prof. Alviola conducts bat zoonotic research since 2007 with various international virologists, which resulted in the discovery of several novel virus genotypes including coronavirus, hantavirus, and gammaherpes virus from Philippine bats. Prof. Alviola’s work in mammalian ecology and taxonomy has resulted in publication of 16 scientific papers in international peer-reviewed journals including description of 12 new mammal species in the Philippines

Sex: Male


  • Master of Science in Wildlife Studies, University of the Philippines Los Banos
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of the Philippines Los Banos

Field of Specialization


Biodiversity Monitoring

Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Ecology


Sex: Female


Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School

Doctor of Philosophy in Transdisciplinary Global Health Solutions, University of Amsterdam & University of Barcelona, Netherlands, Spain, Belgium

Master of Science in Microbiology, University of the Philippines Diliman

Bachelor of Science in Biology, University of the Philippines Diliman

Field of Specialization

Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing

Antimicrobial Resistance

Microbial Molecular Biology

Diagnostic Microbiology

Molecular Bacteriology

Infectious Diseases Epidemiology

Claro N. Mingala

Sex: Male


Postdoctoral Fellowship, Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, 2016

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Agriculture, 2011

Doctor of Philosophy in Infectious Diseases – Molecular Immunology and Microbiology, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan, 2009

Master of Veterinary Studies (Preventive Veterinary Medicine), Central Luzon State University, 2002

Bachelor of Science in Animal Husbandry, Central Luzon State University, 1992

Field of Specialization

Veterinary Immunology, Epidemiology, Virology

Infectious Diseases

Molecular Biology and Diagnostics

Vaccine and Drug Development