Pierangeli G. Vital, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor 6
Microbiology Academic Group Member
Ph.D. Biology (Microbiology), University of the Philippines Diliman, 2013
piervital@hotmail.com
Research Lab: Environmental Microbiology Laboratory

TEACHING

Bio 120
Bio 141
Bio 163
Micro 211
Micro 261

RESEARCH

I am particularly interested in Environmental and Food Microbiology. My newly established research lab is the Environmental Microbiology Laboratory, concerned with investigation of microorganisms from the natural environments. EML aims to describe microbes from air, soil and water; to study the interrelationships of microorganisms with the physical and chemical conditions and other biotic components; and to address environmental issues related to the field of Microbiology. Research microorganisms range from algae to bacteriophages to bacteria, including Escherichia coli, Enterococcus, and Salmonella. Research activities include prevalence of microorganisms in fresh produce, agricultural irrigation waters, and bioaerosols from various air pollution sources; antimicrobial properties and activities of extracts; microbial risk assessment; and diversity of microalgae.

CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS

Joseth Jermaine M. Abello
Jude Christian E. Francisco
Cielo Emar M. Paraoan
Katherine L. Pintor
Kuselah Mae M. Tayaban
Enrico S. Zara

PUBLICATIONS