Dr. Feranil recently joined the Department of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine as a Research Associate. Before his current appointment, he worked in the same capacity at the Children’s Research Institute, Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. In the Philippines, he worked in various capacities in both the corporate world and the academia. He has vast experience working with many animal species primarily looking at ovarian function and female infertility, which has significance to both human and animal health. Expanding his research interest to the genetic basis of hypertension and salt sensitivity provided Dr. Feranil the chance to help in the conceptualization and development of innovative in vivo methodologies to further understand kidney function. He helps in the on-going validation of a newly developed acute gene silencing technique that involves gene-specific siRNA infusion into the subcapsular space of the kidney. This novel technique offers the advantage of a localized and continuous gene silencing in one or both kidneys and, more importantly, precludes the development of compensatory mechanisms that may be seen in classical knockout mouse models.
Education & Training:
- 1987-1993: University of the Philippines Los Baños - Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
- 1999-2002: University of the Philippines Los Baños - Master of Science (Veterinary Anatomy and Pathology)
- 2002-2005: Hiroshima University - Doctor of Philosophy (Immunohistochemistry)
Feranil JB, Maala CP. 2001. Scanning electron microscopy of the hair of the Tamaraw (Bubalus mindorensis Heude 1888) and Murrah buffalo (Bubalus bubalis Linn.). Philippine Journal of Veterinary Medicine 38:57-64.
Feranil JB, Isobe N, Nakao T. 2004. Changes in the thecal vasculature during follicular atresia in the ovary of swamp buffalo. Journal of Reproduction and Development 50:315-321.
Feranil JB, Isobe N, Nakao T. 2004. Cell proliferation in the atretic follicles of buffalo and cattle ovary. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 39:405-409.
Feranil JB, Isobe N, Nakao T. 2005. Apoptosis in the antral follicles of swamp buffalo and cattle ovary: TUNEL and Caspase-3 histochemistry. Reproduction in Domestic Animals 40:111-116.
Feranil JB, Isobe N, Nakao T. 2005. Expression of gap junction protein connexin 43 during follicular atresia in swamp buffalo ovary. Journal of Reproduction and Development 51:675-681.
Feranil JB, Isobe N, Nakao T. 2005. Immunolocalization of von Willebrand factor and vascular endothelial growth factor during follicular atresia in the swamp buffalo ovary. Journal of Reproduction and Development 51:419-426.
Sato E, Feranil JB. 2010. Civet and civet coffee production: its influence and research conducted in the Philippines (in Japanese). Sustainable Livestock Production and Human Welfare 64(9):907-910.