Edito G. Garcia

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This is a photo of a NAST Academician, who earned numerous awards because of his immense contributions on the field of immunology and parasitology. Photo courtesy of National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).

Dr. Edito G. Garcia was born on September 16, 1921. He was a Professor Emeritus at the UP Institute of Public Health, and has done valuable work in the areas of immunology and parasitic infections. Since 1979, Dr. Garcia has been conducting studies on the immunology of Schistosomiasis Japonica especially on the development of vaccines. A hypothesis has been developed and this enabled Dr. Garcia and his associates to identify an immunologic mechanism, which leads to granuloma modulation and consequently disease abatement in schistosomiasis. [1]

To date, 18 scientific papers on the progress of this research have been published in foreign journals.

Awards and Recognition

  • Distinguished Alumunus Award, University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society (1977)
  • Holder, San Miguel Brewery Professorial Chair for Public Health, San Miguel Brewery (1982)
  • Achievement Award (Research on Immunoparasitology), National Research Council of the Philippines (1984)


  1. "Dr. Edito G. Garcia." National Academy of Science and Technology, https://members.nast.ph/index.php/list-of-nast-members/details/1/51. Accessed on December 22, 2020.



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