JOSEPH M. BONIFACIO

Senior Science Research Specialist

Virology Department

Joseph Bonifacio has been with RITM since 2009. He was assigned as section head of the NRL Rotavirus and Other Enteric Viruses in 2012, and under his supervision, he successfully set up laboratory operations for supporting the country’s National Rotavirus Surveillance. He is currently a member of the diarrheal diseases study group at RITM and academic reviewer for the journal PLOSone and Journal of Medical Virology. He has published peer-reviewed research papers for evaluating the impact and effectiveness of monovalent rotavirus vaccine in the country, seroprevalence study of Hepatitis B and participated in the Global Rotavirus Surveillance Network using quantitative molecular testing. His recent publications involve detection of a new Norovirus variant and global trend of Norovirus genotype distribution. Epidemiology and genomics of viral gastroenteritis diseases are his current

CAREERRESEARCH PROGRAMONGOING RESEARCHCONTACT
EDUCATION
  PROGRAM/COURSE/SPECIALIZATION UNIVERSITY YEAR COMPLETED ACADEMIC HONOR/S
UNDERGRADUATE Medical Technology / Nurse UST/DCSLC 2016/2018  
MEMBERSHIIP IN LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL BODIES RELEVANT TO THE RESEARCH INTEREST
NAME OF ORGANIZATION YEARS OF INVOLEMENT NATURE OF INVOLVEMENT
PLOSone   Academic Reviewer
Journal of Medical Virology   Guest Reviewer
Diarrhea Study Group   Assistant program lead
Acute Respiratory Infection COVID-19 Diarrheal Diseases Viral Hepatitis
RESEARCH TITLE FUNDING AGENCY COLLABORATOR/S EXPECTED DURATION
GENETIC DIVERSITY OF NOROVIRUS DIARRHEA AMONG CHILDREN LESS THAN 5 YEARS OF AGE IN THE PHILIPPINES
THROUGH AMPLIFICATION OF POLYMERASE AND CAPSID REGION, 2016-2018
CDC CDC 2020-present
ETIOLOGY OF NON-ROTAVIRUS-ASSOCIATED GASTROENTERITIS PATHOGEN AMONG HOSPITALIZED CHILDREN DOH   2018-present
PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS AND EVOLUTION OF ROTAVIRUS GENOTYPES IN THE PHILIPPINES DOH University of Ljubljana 2017- present
SEROLOGIC RESPONSE MONITORING AND DETECTION OF NEUTRALIZING ANTIBODIES AMONG RITM HEALTHCARE WORKERS GIVEN COVID-19 VACCINES RITM, Tohoku University Tohoku University 2021-present
SUSTAINABILITY OF SALIVA AS AN ALTERNATIVE CLINICAL SPECIMEN FOR THE DETECTION OF SARS-COV-2 PCHRD   2020-present
NOROVIRUS ACUTE GASTROENTERITIS AND ASYMPTOMATIC INFECTION WITHIN HOUSEHOLD Tohoku University Tohoku University 2013-present