Rio John T. Ducusin

Rio John T. Ducusin

Field of award: Veterinary Science

Year awarded: 2004

Division: Agricultural Sciences


In recognition of his significant contributions to the field of veterinary internal medicine specifically by developing a simplified method for measuring phagocytosis in which the relationship phagocytosis and intra- and extra-cellular calcium ions under natural conditions of parturient paresis in cows have been clarified. This method is also used in exploring the feasibility of using alternative form of medicine in ruminants: the ozone therapy. His accomplishments as a research scientist have contributed significantly to the advancement of animal production and medicine, drug and animal diagnosis.

Current Position: Professor

Office Address: Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, stuff College of Veterinary Medicine, University of the Philippines Los Banos

Education: PhD (Veterinary Sciences), Gifu University 2003; M (Agriculture), University of Sydney 1991; D (Veterinary Medicine), University of the Philippines 1987

Curriculum Vitae: ducusin_johnlloyd