Dr. Edito Garcia, born on September 16, 1921, a Professor of Parasitology at the UP Institute of Public Health, has done research in the areas of immunology and parasitic infections. Dr. Garcia has been conducting studies on the immunology of Schistosomiasis Japonica particularly on the improvement of vaccines since 1979. A hypothesis has been formed which enabled Dr. Garcia and his associates to discover an immunologic mechanism which leads to granulocytic modulation and consequently disease abatement in schistosomiasis. To date 18 scientific papers on the advancement of this study have been published in foreign journals and a vaccine against infection is being formulated.
Dr. Garcia’s most significant awards includes Distinguished Alumnus award for medical research, UP in 1977, San Miguel Brewery Professorial Chair in1982 and the NRCP Achievement award for research on immunology in 1984.