Carabaos (Bubalus bubalis) play a significant role in the Philippines’ rural economy. It is utilized as a source of draft power in farming, meat, and milk production. However, carabaos are also intermediate hosts for some parasites, such as Schistosoma japonicum. To capitalize on carabaos for their economic benefits, it is critical that we also develop vaccines to prevent carabaos from serving as conduits for spreading infectious parasites that can affect human health.
Innovative Research Laboratory
The Innovative Research Laboratory aims to conduct research to develop products and processes that address the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) and the Philippines’ National Economic Agenda.