Claro N. Mingala


  • Scientist II
  • Lead Researcher, Biosafety & Animal Health Unit
  • Chief, Livestock Biotechnology Center



SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW, DA-Biotechnology Program, Department of Agriculture, Philippines (2011)
“Genotyping and molecular characterization of NRAMP1/-2 genes as location of markers for resistance and/or susceptibility to Mycobacterium bovis in swamp and riverine water buffaloes”

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Infectious Diseases – Molecular Immunology and Microbiology)
Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan (March 25, 2009)
Dissertation: “Comparative immuno-epidemiological assessment of swamp and riverine type water buffaloes”

MASTER OF VETERINARY STUDIES (Preventive Veterinary Medicine)
Central Luzon State University (April 11, 2002)
Project: “Development of Buffalo Health and Productivity Information System for the Philippine Carabao Center”



  • Veterinary Immunology, Epidemiology, Virology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Molecular Biology and Diagnostics
  • Vaccine and Drug Development



Mingala CN, Balbin MM, Belotindos LP. 2013. Application of loop mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) in the screening of caprine arthritis encephalitis virus (CAEV) and molecular characterization of CAEV species present in the Philippines – DOST / NAST (Project Leader)

Padiernos RBC, Parungao A, Mingala CN. 2013. Comparison of transformation efficiency of in-house and commercial bacterial competent cells using heat shock and electroporation

Miano LAC, Lazaro JV, Mingala CN. 2013. Microscopic and PCR Detection of Fasciola gigantic among Filled-Collected Gastropods in Philippine Carabao Center Dairy Assisted Cooperatives in Nueva Ecija


Austria JNB, Oriente MT, Domingo CYJ, Mingala CN. 2013. Synovial fluid subjected to single polymerase chain reaction using F3, B3 from CAE LAMP primers and nested polymerase chain reaction for detecting caprine arthritis-encephalitis. Unpublished

Garcia GG, Del Pilar RA, Marcelo GV, Tolentino JG, Belotindos LP, Mingala CN. 2013. Evaluation of treatment alternatives against respiratory bacterial pathogens of small and large ruminants – Submitted to Veterinary Research Forum

Ruba AM, Abalos RP, Salvador RT, Balagan EJ, Mingala CN. 2013. Comparison of Flotac and centrifugal fecal flotation techniques in detecting gastrointestinal parasites of buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) of PCC assisted dairy coopertaives in Nueva Ecija. Unpublished