• Immunopharmacology Research Laboratory 2019


    Joyce A. Ibana, Ph.D. (Head)
    Associate Professor 3
    Ph.D. Microbiology and Immunology
    Reproductive Immunology, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Drug Discovery
    Ivan Imperial, M.D.
    Ph.D. Biology Student
    Michael Angelo Nicdao
    Ph.D. Biology Student
    Giann Dellosa
    MS Biology Student
    Janina Guarte
    MS Microbiology Student
    Troyss Pilapil
    MS Microbiology Student
    (Research Institute for Tropical Medicine)
    Maevel Romero
    MS Microbiology Student
    Ronald Lanze Malicse
    BS Biology Student
    Jean Phillip Ambata
    BS Biology Student
    Justine Karl Patrick Dantes
    BS Biology Student


    Sandra Jelyn Cutay
    MS Microbiology
    Entrepreneur/Graphic Artist
    Science Researcher
    Edjohn Aaron Macauyag
    MS Microbiology
    Department of Biotechnology and Advance Science
    Graduate School of Engineering
    Osaka University
    Malem Flores
    MS Microbiology
    PhD Student
    Biomedical Science and Translational Medicine
    Universita’ degli Studi di Brescia
    Ryan John Pascual
    MS Aquaculture student, VLIRUOS scholar
    Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
    Ghent University
    Remo Vittorio Thaddeus Abella
    BS Biology
    MD Student
    University of the Philippines, College of Medicine
    Bernard Dominic Magan
    BS Biology
    Research Assistant
    APAC Bioskills Corporation
    Michael Jonathan Palad
    BS Biology
    MD Student
    Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health
    Glenmarie Angelica Perias
    BS Biology
    MD-PhD student
    University of the Philippines, College of Medicine
    Carl Adrian Roma
    BS Biology
    MD student
    University of the Philippines, College of Medicine
    John Clyde Co Soriano
    BS Biology
    MS-PhD program in Life Science and Technology
    Tokyo Institute of Technology
    Vincent David I. Alejandro Jr.
    B.S. In Information Technology
    Content Editor
    Reed Elsevier
    Fredmore Orosco
    Ph.D. Biology
    Marine Science Institute
    Francis Fontanilla
    MS Biology
    Technical Service Scientist
    Qiagen Business Services

    Student Achievements:

  • The Immunopharmacology Laboratory operates a Microbiology, Cell Biology, Immunology, and Molecular Biology laboratory in a facility primarily based at the Institute of Biology. We also conduct experiments in our collaborators’ laboratories and core facilities at the College of Science, University of the Philippines, Diliman

    • Imperial, ICVJ, Dellosa, GKY, and Ibana JA Is the value of anti-SARS-CoV-2 IgA antibody detection underappreciated in our current COVID-19 pandemic response? Philippine Science Letters 2020 13 (2) 95-100; available online: July 31, 2020
    • Nicdao, MAC, Co Soriano, JC, Rivera, WL, and Ibana JA. The ciprofloxacin resistance of Lactobacillus species isolated from probiotic food products in the Philippines is due to mutations in gyrB and parC genes. Philippine Science Letters Special Issue of Microbiology 2020.
    • Ibana, JA, Sherchand, SP, Fontanilla, FL, Nagamatsu, T, Schust, DJ, Quayle, AJ, & Aiyar, A. Chlamydia trachomatis-infected cells and uninfected-bystander cells exhibit diametrically opposed responses to interferon gamma. Scientific Reports 2018 May 31; 8, 8476.
    • Albritton, H.L., Kozlowski, P.A., Lillis, R.A., McGowin, C.L., Siren, J.D., Taylor, S.N., Ibana, J.A., Buckner, L.R., Shen, L. and Quayle, A.J., 2017. A novel whole-bacterial enzyme linked-immunosorbant assay to quantify Chlamydia trachomatis specific antibodies reveals distinct differences between systemic and genital compartments. PLoS One, 12(8), p.e0183101.
    • Marquez, C.M.D., Ibana, J.A. and Velarde, M.C., 2017. The female reproduction and senescence nexus. American Journal of Reproductive Immunology, 77(5).
    • Ibana JA. Towards Excellence in Science Research: A UP Research Guidebook, Copyright 2017 University of the Philippines “Chapter 6 : Gaining competency in science research” page 96.
    • Ibana, J., Romero, M. and Michael, A.N., 2017. P-328 Therapeutic Effects of 1-Methyl Tryptophan and Lactobacillus Spp. on AOM/DSS-Induced Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) Mouse Model. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, 23, pp.S104-S105.
    • Imperial, I.C. and Ibana, J.A., 2016. Addressing the antibiotic resistance problem with probiotics: reducing the risk of its double-edged sword effect. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7.
    • Sherchand, S., Ibana, J.A., Quayle, A.J. and Aiyar, A., 2016. Cell Intrinsic Factors Modulate the Effects of IFNγ on the Development of Chlamydia trachomatis. Journal of Bacteriology & Parasitology, 7(4).
    • Sherchand SP, Ibana JA, Zea AH, Quayle AJ, Aiyar A. The High-Risk Human Papillomavirus E6 Oncogene Exacerbates the Negative Effect of Tryptophan Starvation on the Development of Chlamydia trachomatis. PLoS One. 2016 Sep 22;11(9)
    • Ibana, J.A., Cutay, S.J., Romero, M. and Schust, D.J., 2016. Parallel Expression of Enzyme Inhibitors of CD8T Cell Activity in Tumor Microenvironments and Secretory Endometrium. Reproductive Sciences, 23(3), pp.289-301.