Chair (Associate Professor 7)


Department of Veterinary Paraclinical Sciences

Academic Background

DVM (cum laude), 2007, University of the Philippines Los Baños
DVSc, 2015, Yamaguchi University


Parasitology; Molecular Acarology

Recent Publications

  1. Galvez, J.P.F., Lagrimas, R.D., Gonzales, R.M.C., Constante, J.L., Galay, R.L. 2020. Diagnosis and management of varroosis in European honey bees, Apis mellifera L., (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in an apiary. Phil. J. Vet. Med. 57(1):118-123.
  2. Galay, R.L., Talactac, M.R., Ambita-Salem, B.V., Chu,  D.M.M., Costa, L.M.O., Salangsang, C.M.A., Caracas, D.K.B., Generoso, F.H., Babelonia, J.A., Vergano, J.L., Berana, L.C., Sandalo, K.A.C., Divina, B.P., Alvarez, C.R., Mago, E.R., Andoh, M., Tanaka, T. 2020. Molecular Detection of Rickettsia spp. and Coxiella burnetii in Cattle, Water Buffalo, and Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus Ticks in Luzon Island of the Philippines. Trop. Med. Infect Dis. 5(2):54.
  3. Dela Cruz, A.P., Galay, R.L. Sandalo, K.A.C., Pilapil-Amante, F.M.I.R., and Tanaka, T. 2019. Molecular detection of Anaplasma spp. in blood and milk of dairy cattle in the Philippines. Turk. J. Vet. Anim. Sci. 43:540-545.
  4. Galay, R.L., Manalo, A.A.L., Dolores, S.L.D., Aguilar, I.P.M., Sandalo, K.A.C., Cruz, K.B., Divina, B.P., Andoh, A., Masatani, T., and Tanaka, T. 2018. Molecular detection of tick-borne pathogens in canine population and Rhipicephalus sanguineus (sensu lato) ticks from southern Metro Manila and Laguna, Philippines. Parasit Vectors.11:643. 
  5. Hernandez E.P., Kusakisako K., Talactac M.R., Galay R.L., Yoshii K., Tanaka T. 2018. Induction of intracellular ferritin expression in embryo-derived Ixodes scapularis cell line (ISE6). Sci. Rep. 8(1):16566. 
  6. Hernandez E.P., Kusakisako K., Talactac M.R., Galay R.L., Hatta T., Fujisaki K., Tsuji N., Tanaka T. 2018. Glutathione S-transferases play a role in the detoxification of flumethrin and chlorpyrifos in Haemaphysalis longicornis. Parasit Vectors. 11:460.
  7. Yada Y., Talactac M.R., Kusakisako K., Hernandez E.P., Galay R.L., Andoh M., Fujisaki K., Tanaka T. 2018. Hemolymph defensin from the hard tick Haemaphysalis longicornis attacks Gram-positive bacteria. J Invertebr Patho. 156:14-18. 
  8. Talactac M.R., Yoshii K., Hernandez E.P., Kusakisako K., Galay R.L., Fujisaki K., Mochizuki M., and Tanaka T. 2018. Vector competence of Haemaphysalis longicornis ticks for a Japanese isolate of the Thogoto virus. Sci. Rep. 8(1):9300. 
  9. Hernandez E.P., Kusakisako K., Talactac M.R., Galay R.L., Hatta T., Matsuo T., Fujisaki K., Tsuji N., and Tanaka T. 2018. Characterization and expression analysis of a newly identified glutathione S-transferase of the hard tick Haemaphysalis longicornis during blood feeding. Parasit Vectors, 11:91. 
  10. Kusakisako, K., Miyata, T., Tsujio, M., Galay, R.L., Talactac, M. R., Hernandez, E. P., Fujisaki, K. Tanaka, T. 2018. Evaluation of vaccine potential of 2-Cys peroxiredoxin from the hard tick Haemaphysalis longicornis. Exp App Acarol. 74:73-84. 

Project Involvement:

  1. Project leader, “Detection of resistance to multiple chemical acaricides in the cattle tick Rhipicephalus (Boophilus) microplus from Northern Luzon provinces” Funded by PCHRD Institutional Capacity Building Grant to the National Research Council of the Philippines. November 2018-October 2019.
  2. 2. Project leader, Molecular-based detection of tick-borne pathogens through PCR and survey of acaricide resistance in cattle ticks in Region IV-A (CALABARZON) Philippines Funded by University of the Philippines Balik PhD Research Grant. September 2016 – August 2018.
  3. 3. Project leader, Detection of Anaplasma DNA in milk and blood from dairy cattle in CALABARZON (Region IV-A) provinces through nested polymerase chain reaction Funded by University of the Philippines Enhanced Creative Work and Research Grant (ECWRG). August, 2017-February, 2019
  4. 4. Collaborator, “Molecular detection of tick-borne pathogens in ticks and blood of domestic and wild animals in the Philippines” A project in collaboration with Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, Joint Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Kagoshima University, Japan. Funded by Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS). March, 2016-February,2020