Kathleen Pornobi

Asst. Prof. Kathleen O. Pornobi, MSc

Assistant Professor III

Chairperson, BS Biology (2017-2019)

Research Interests: Parasitology; Public Health

Contact Information: kordonez@slsu.edu.ph

Public Pages: Research Gate | Academia

Educational Background

Master of Science in Zoology (2016)

University of the Philippines Los Baños (College, Laguna, Philippines)

Received: Southern Luzon State University-Faculty and Staff Development Program (SLSU-FSDP) Scholarship

Bureau of Agrarian Research Thesis Grant

Bachelor of Science in Biology (2010)

Southern Luzon State University (Lucban, Quezon, Philippines)

Subjects Taught

Animal Physiology


Developmental Biology

General Zoology

Comparative Anatomy (code in the new BS Biology curriculum)


Microbiology and Parasitology

Science, Technology and Society

Research and Publications

Selected Research Publications

Cawas, JR, Quisao, CJ, Castillo, DS and Pornobi, KO. 2019. Prevalence of Angiostrongylus cantonensis among different species of snails in the village of Bagong Sikat Munoz, Nueva Ecija, Philippines and its associated risk factors for zoonotic transmission. J Parasit Dis. https:// doi.org/10.1007/s12639-020-01200-0

Afable, AL, Coquilla, KJDB, Battad II, ZG and Pornobi KO. (2019). Detection of Potentially Zoonotic Cryptosporidium and Giardia among Livestock in Sariaya, Quezon, Philippines. Pertanika J. Trop. Agric. Sc. 42 (2): 557 - 568 (2019)

Ordonez, KN, Lim, YAL, Goh, XT and Paller, VGV. (2018). Parasite Contamination of freshly harvested vegetables from selected organic and conventional farms in the Philippines. Pertanika J. Trop. Agric. Sc. 41 (4): 1741-1756 (2018)

Ordonez, KN, Babia, SA and Paller, VGV (2017). Prevalence of intestinal parasites among school-aged children of selected barangays in Lucban, Quezon. TILAMSIK: The Southern Luzon Journal of Arts and Sciences: 9(1); ISSN: 1656-1953 (Print); 2467-6209 (Online)

Abuel, M, Bugtong, R and Ordonez, KN (2017). Contamination rate of soil-transmitted helminths on soils from selected elementary schools in Lucban, Quezon, Philippines. TILAMSIK: The Southern Luzon Journal of Arts and Sciences, 9, 63–80.

Research Presentations

8th Philippine Society of Parasitology: Responding to the Challenges in the Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases: March 12, 2016

7th ASEAN Congress of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: March 17-19, 2016

6th Scientific Meeting of The Philippine Society of Parasitology in De La Salle University, Manila: March 15, 2014

6th ASEAN Congress of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology in Intercontinental Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: March 5-7, 2014

Research Trainings

Wildlife and Medicine: A conservation medicine symposium & workshop in University of the Philippines, Los Banos, Laguna: March 13-14, 2019

Training Course on Quantitative and Spatial Parasitology: Applications in Epidemiology and Ecology: Animal Biology Division, IBS, UPLB: July 1-5, 2019

Training Course on Environmental Parasitology: Capacity Building on Collection, Isolation and Identification of Parasites from Environmental samples: Animal Biology Division, IBS, UPLB, July 4-8, 2016

Molecular technique training at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, August 11- November 11, 2015

Extension Services & Volunteer Work

Project Staff, Bulati ay Iwasan, Kalusugan ay Ingatan. An extension project of Natural Sciences Department August 2018 to present.

Professional Organizations

Updated: March 15, 2020