Pierangeli G. Vital, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor 6
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.
Joseth Jermaine M. Abello
Jude Christian E. Francisco
Cielo Emar M. Paraoan
Katherine L. Pintor
Kuselah Mae M. Tayaban
Enrico S. Zara
Garcia BCB, Dimasupil MAZ, Vital PG, Widmer KW, Rivera WL. 2015. Fecal contamination in irrigation water and microbial quality of vegetable primary production in urban farms of Metro Manila, Philippines. Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part B. 50, 734-743.
Vital PG, Dimasuay KGB, Widmer KW, Rivera WL. 2014. Microbiological quality of fresh produce from open air markets and supermarkets within the Philippines. The Scientific World Journal. Article ID 219534. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1155/2014/219534.
Vital PG, Garcia BCB, Dimasupil MAZ, Widmer KW, Rivera WL. 2014. Prevalence of Somatic Phages and Bacterial Pathogens in Agricultural Irrigation Waters within the Philippines. Park K, Han S, Kim D (eds.). In Science and Technology for Sustainability. 11: 208-218.
Widmer KW, Van Ha NT, Vinitnantharat S, Sthiannopkao S, Wangsaatmaja S, Prasetiati MAN, Thanh NC, Thepnoo K, Sutadian AD, Thao HTT, Fapyane D, San V, Vital PG, Hur HG. 2013. Prevalence of Escherichia coli in Surface Waters of Southeast Asian Cities. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology. 29(11): 2115-2124.
Vital PG and Widmer KW. 2012. Real-time PCR for the detection and enumeration of Escherichia coli in surface waters from Vietnam. Hur H and Kang S (eds.). In Science and Technology for Sustainability. 9: 48-56.
Vital PG and Rivera WL. 2011. Antimicrobial activity and cytotoxicity, and phytochemical screening of Voacangaglobosa (Blanco) Merr. leaf extract (Apocynaceae). Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine. 10: 824-828.
Vital PG, Velasco RN Jr, Demigillo JM, Rivera WL. 2010. Antimicrobial activity, cytotoxicity and phytochemical screening of FicussepticaBurm and Sterculiafoetida L. leaf extracts. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research. 4(1): 058-063.
Vital PG and Rivera WL. 2009. Antimicrobial activity and cytotoxicity of Chromolaenaodorata (L. f.) King and Robinson and Uncariaperrottetii (A. Rich) Merr extracts. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research. 3(7): 511-518.