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Liporada, Jay Anne Marie P.

ZNS 112 / TTh / 1:30-3:00

FILIPINO BIOLOGISTS
Alfredo Santos
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done a lot of work in the isolation and elucidation of the phaeantharine and other
alkaloids from Philippine medical plants.

Angel C. Alcala
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worked for the conservation of tropical marine resources and invented artificial coral
reefs that are to be used for fisheries in Southeast Asia. He is known for his research of
Philippine amphibians and reptiles which led to the addition of 50 new species.

Angel Arguelles
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thought the Filipino farmers to use fertilizers and pesticides. His name was listed among
the American Men of Science

Arcelia A. Alejar
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a dedicated Filipino scientist and researcher in the field of the biological sciences.

Asuncion Raymundo Ph.D. (Microbial Genetics/Biotechnology)


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is a researcher into the chemistry of natural products. She applied biotechnology and
microbial genetics to agriculture of the Philippines. She is an Academician of NAST, the
National Academy of Science and Technology, and is on the advisory group of science
and technology to the Office of the President.

Augustin Doronilla
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a biologist noted for his active involvement in restoring ecological balance in Philippine
mining areas.
Baldomero Olivera, Jr.
- conducted research in the fields of molecular biology and biochemistry and he has
isolated key DNA enzymes. His discovery of Conus peptides may lead to drugs for pain
and
nervous
system
disorders.
Baldomero
Olivera,
Jr.
Research in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology.

Benito S. Vergara
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is an expert on the flowering response of rice to photoperiodism and physiology. His


research has led to improvement of deep water rice, rice that is tolerant to floods and
cold
temperatures,
and
increased
production. Benito
S.
Vergara
Leading authority on the flowering response of rice to photoperiodsm and physiology
and
improvement
of
deep
water
rice
- He authored a numbered of technical materials on rice science

Benjamin D. Cabrera M.D., M.P.H

has been involved in medical parasitology and public health and has published over 100
scientific studies. He has developed innovative drug treatments for mosquito-borne
diseases. He earned the Philippine Legion of Honor for his work with filariasis, a
parasitic disease. He also worked on controlling Ascariasis, a human disease caused by
a parasitic roundworm.

Bernadette D.L. Libranda-Ramirez


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promoted the development of genetics in the Philippines.

Bienvenido O. Juliano
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developed a method of evaluating grain quality and is a senior consultant for the
Philippine Rice Research Institute.

Carmen Velasquez Ph.D. (Parasitology)


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has studies parasites and their hosts in the fish, or fish parasitology. She discovered 32
species and one genus of digenetic trematodes on fish populations. She also discovered
two new trematode species on birds and five on mammals. She also discovered a
parasitic copepod and two new species of nematodes.

Clara Y. Lim-Sylianco
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Filipino scientist who worked on mutagens, antimutagens, and bioorganic mechanisms.

Clare R. Baltazar, Ph.D. (Systematic Entomology)


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Her numerous works on Philippine insects particularly on Philippine Hymenoptera are


very significant to science for they lay the basis for future biological control in the
Philippines. Her book "Philippine Insects" is the first definitive text on Philippine insects.

Dioscoro S. Rabor
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is a prominent Philippine zoologist and conservationist for more than half of the 20th
century.

Dioscoro Umali
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is known for breeding improved varieties of food grains, legumes, fruits, and ornamental
plants. He was an active advocate rain fed and upland agriculture, social forestry,
environmental conservation, and rural poverty alleviation programs.

Edgardo Gomez Ph.D. (Marine Biology)


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researches marine ecosystems and is a well-known marine biologist. His work on coral
reefs led to saving the true giant clam from extinction.

Eduardo Quisumbing Ph.D. (Plant Taxonomy, Systematics and Morphology)


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is an authority of Philippine plants. He has published numerous papers, many


concerning medicinal plants, like orchids.

Emerita De Guzman
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noted for her research on the propagation of pure makapuno trees.

Emil Q. Javier, Ph.D. (Plant Breeding and Genetics)

his expertise is in agronomy, especially the production, seed creation and management
of tropical grasses and legumes, and the usage and grazing administration of indigenous
Imperata grassland.

Evelyn Mae T. Mendoza


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has performed research in plant biochemistry, particularly in the makapuno phenotype of


coconut and the nutritional worth of certain legumes indigenous to the Philippines,
cassava, and sweet potatoes. She also studied the resistance of certain plants to pests
or disease.

Fabian M. Dayrit
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famous for his studies on the phytochemistry of well-known Philippine medicinal plants.

Fe Del Mundo
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he is a pediatrician who created incubator. Studied immunization in children as to what


age they should be immunize.

Felix Maramba
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He made medicine that can turn rice hulls into energy to be used by farm machines. He
made charcoal and coconut oil fed machines. He was the one who introduced soap from
lie or lihiya. He introduced Biogas.

Filomena F. Campos, Ph.D. (Plant Breeding / Cytogenetics)


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is acknowledged for her works on cotton research in the Philippines leading to the
improvement of a collection of technology on cotton production accomplished in a
comparatively short period of three years

Flordeliz R. Uyenco (Microbiology)


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An exemplary science professor and researcher, held the distinguished position of


Curator of the ASEAN Microbiological Center at University of the Philippines Natural
Science Research Institute. Worked on Biomass Production of Microbial Protein from
Some Agricultural Wastes

Francisco Fronda
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recognized as the Father of Poultry Science in the Philippines

Gavino C. Trono, Ph. D. (Marine Botany, Seaweed Biodiversity, Taxonomy, Ecology


and Culture)
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he developed pond and open-water culture and practical applications and management
of stocks of economically all-important seaweed varieties of the Philippines which
benefited seaweed farmers in coastal regions. The two-volume books entitled "Field
Guide and Atlas of the Seaweed Resources of the Philippines" are the most definitive
books on seaweed of the Philippines.

Gisela Padilla-Concepcion, Ph.D. (Chemistry)


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has made important efforts and achievements in the discipline of marine natural
chemical substances as team leader of diverse research programs to discover original
marine substances with anticancer, antibacterial, anti tuberculosis, antimalarial, antiinflammatory.

Gregorio T. Velasquez, Ph.D. (Phycology)


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was an innovator in Philippine phycology. He conducted the first intense survey of the
local Myxophyceae or blue-green algae and dedicated more than thirty years of
successful work to the study of Philippine algae, receiving worldwide recognition.

Jose Rodriguez
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controlling leprosy in the Philippines and in Asian countries.

Josefa Eusebio
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recognized for her innovation and creativity in her study to diminish malnutrition in the
Philippines.

Joventino D. Soriano, Ph.D. (Cytogenetics and Mutations Research)


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is accepted for his advanced studies on plant cytogenetics and mutations and research
which have been published in international journals. By using radiation and chemical
mutagens. Dr. Soriano advanced the interpretation of the mutation process.

Juan Salcedo
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enriched rice for beri-beri which contains Vitamin B.

Julie Barcelona
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multi-awarded botanist recognized for her outstanding contributions to the field of biology
specifically on plant systematics

Leon Ma. Guerrero


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Father of Philippine Pharmacophytology

Leonard Co
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botanist and plant taxonomist who during his lifetime was considered the "foremost
authority in ethnobotany in the Philippines."

Lina Villacarlos
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has a profound appreciation for fungis role in nature. She discovered and name a new
breed of parasitic fungus, Entomorphthora leyteensIsEntomorphthora for the family it
falls under (Entomorphthorales)fungi with parasitic relationship to insects and
leyteensis for the place where the breed was discovered (Leyte). Dr. Villacarlos is also
responsible for the discovery of three other kinds of fungi in the same familythe Batkoa
amrascae, the Entomophaga bukidnonensis, and the Entomorphthora philippinensis.

Lourdes J. Cruz Dr. Cruz


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has made significant contributions to the biochemistry of toxic peptides from the venom
of Fish-Hunting Conus Marine Snails. Her studies led in part to the biochemical
characterization of over 50 biologically active peptides from Conus venom.

Magdalena C. Cantoria, Ph.D (Botany)


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inquiries dealt especially on the morphology, physiology and biochemistry of drug


plants. She has done underlying studies on the pharmacognosy of agar, rauwolfia,
datura, mint and Piper species

Maria Corazon de Ungria


- recognized for her contributions in forensic DNA technology.
Milagrosa R. Martinez
- is a pioneer in the field of micro-algaculture. Milagrosa researched in the field
of phycology and studied nostoc commune and chlorella.

Nemencio Mendiola
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plant breeder and created varieties of fruits vegetables and flowering plants. Practiced
genetics in pineapple.

Paulo Campos

"The Father of Nuclear Medicine in the Philippines".

Pedro B. Escuro
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has achieved fame as a plant breeder. He developed high-yield varieties of C4 rice that
was hardy against disease and pests.

Prescillano M. Zamora Ph. D. (Plant Anatomy-Morphology)


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has done work on the xylem elements of vascular plants. His research on ferns has led
to the discovery of additional species. He has also contributed to the conservation of
natural resources and environment policy research. Dr. Zamora is recognized for his
contributions to plant anatomy-morphology, pteridophyte biology, and the conservation of
environment and natural resources policy research.

Reynaldo A. Tabada
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has made contributions in air pollution and water resources.

Ramon Barba
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is a Filipino inventor and horticulturist best known for inventing a way to induce more
flowers in mango trees using ethrel and potassium nitrate. Barba was proclaimed
a National Scientist of the Philippines in June 2014.

Ricardo Lantican
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He developed pest-resistant and high-yielding varieties of mungbean, soybean, and


peanut through plant breeding. He was noted for his study on extranuclear inheritance of
susceptibility to the corn blight disease, considered first in the world.

Rhodora V. Azanza, Ph.D. (Botany)


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has made significant contributions and accomplishments in the field of biology and
ecology of destructive micro-algae, specifically her innovating studies on toxic
dinoflagellate species responsible for Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning in the Philippines

Rolu P. Encarnacion
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first researcher to formulate and develop a matematical model on storm surge prediction
in the Philippines.

Romulo Davide
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known for his contribution to Nematology

Salcedo L. Eduardo, Ph.D. (Veterinary and Medical Parasitology)


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is recognized for his outstanding researches on parasites of livestock groups with a


focus on the basic features of helminthology. His works were an important contribution in
the project of safe control activities in conservation, agriculture management and public
health.

Veronica F. Chan, Ph.D. (Microbiology)

one of the innovators in Philippine virology and immunology, Dr. Chan, under the
direction of Dr. William McD. Hammon was responsible for the first separation of dengue
viruses types 3 and 4 as the causative factor of hemorrhagic fever

Vincent Ricardo M. Daria


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recognized for his contributions in photonics and electro-optic instrumentation research.

William D. Dar
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first Filipino and first Asian to become the Director General of the ICRISAT since 2001.

William G. Padolina (Biotechnology)


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Multi-awarded in the field of Science and Technology as a teacher and administrator.


Recognized for his leadership, promotion and excellent pioneering researches in
biotechnology and chemistry of natural products

BRANCHES OF BIOLOGY

Comparative anatomy The scientific study of similarities and differences in


the bodily structures of distinct types of animals.
Entomology The scientific study of insects.
Ethology The scientific study of animal behavior.
Herpetology The scientific study of reptiles and amphibians.
Ichthyology The scientific study of fish.
Mammalogy The scientific study of mammals.
Nothology The study of hybrids.
Ornithology The scientific study of birds.
Primatology The scientific study of primates.
Veterinary science Animal medicine.
Zoology The study of animals.
Malacology Branch of zoology that deals with mollusks.
Biogeography The study of the geographic distributions of living organisms.
Developmental biology The study of the processes by which an organism
changes from a single cell into a mature, multicellular individual.
Epigenetics The study of heritable changes in phenotype caused by
mechanisms other than the alteration of nucleotide sequences.
Evolutionary biology The branch of biology concerned with the modes of
origin of new forms of life.
Ichnology The study of the fossilized traces of past animal activity, such as
footprints, burrows, trails, and borings.
Morphology The branch of biology concerned with the form and structure of
living organisms.
Paleontology The study of prehistoric life by means of fossils.
Aerobiology The study of airborne organic particles.
Astrobiology The branch of biology concerned with the effects of outer space
on living organisms and with the search for extraterrestrial life.
Bioclimatology The study of the influence of climate on living organisms.
Building biology The study of the indoor living environment
Chronobiology The study of time-dependent phenomena in living organisms.
Conservation
biology
The
branches
of
biology
concerned
with habitat preservation, the prevention of extinction, and conservation of
biodiversity.
Cryobiology The study of the effects of low temperatures on living organisms.
Ecology The study of the interaction of organisms with each other and with
their environment.
Geobiology A science that combines geology and biology to study the
interactions of organisms with their environment.

Limnology The study of the physical and biological conditions of freshwater,


particularly of lakes and ponds.
Biochemistry The study of life at the chemical level, in particular the
chemistry of proteins, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids.
Bioengineering A hybrid field of scientific research that uses the principles of
biology and the techniques of engineering to produce useful products.
Molecular biology The branch of biology that studies the formation, structure,
and function of macromolecules found in living organisms, particularly nucleic acids
and proteins.
Cytology The study of living cells, in particular, their physiological properties,
structures, organelles, and method of division.
Histology The study of the microscopic structure of cellular tissue.
Microbiology The branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their
effects on other organisms.
Palynology The study of fine organic particulate matter, such as pollen grains
and spores, present in air, water or sedimentary deposits.
Protistology The study of protists.
Bacteriology The study of bacteria.
Anatomy The study of the macroscopic structure of multicellular organisms.
Embryology The study of embryos.
Endocrinology The study of the endocrine glands.
Epidemiology The study of the incidence of disease within populations, and
of optimal measures for its control.
Esthesiology The scientific study of sensation.
Genetics The study of heredity, especially the mechanisms of hereditary
transmission and variation of inherited characteristics.
Immunology The study of the structure and function of the immune system,
innate and acquired immunity, the bodily distinction of self from nonself, and
laboratory techniques involving the interaction of antigens with specific antibodies.
Koniology The study of dust in relation to its effects on health.
Mastology The scientific study of the breasts.
Medicine The art and study of the prevention, cure, and alleviation of disease,
and the care of the injured.
Neurology The branch of biology that studies the nervous system and its
diseases.
Parasitology The study of parasites.
Pathology The study of the nature of disease and its causes, processes,
development, and consequences.
Physiology The study of the physical function of living organisms.
Pharmacology The science and study of drugs.
Psychology The study of human behavior.
Splanchnology The study of the internal organs.
Surgery The branch of medicine dealing with operative procedures.

Toxicology The study of toxins.


Urology The study and treatment of disorders of the urogenital organs.
Virology The study of viruses.
Botany The study of plants.
Marine biology The study of marine organisms.
Mycology (/mike-AWL--jee/) The study of fungi.
Biophysics The science of the application of the laws of physics to biological
phenomena.
Biotechnology The exploitation of biological processes such as genetic
manipulation of micro-organisms for the production of antibiotics, hormones, etc.
Cell biology The study of cell structure and function, and it revolves around
the concept that the cell is the fundamental unit of life.
Evolution The process by which different kinds of living organisms are
thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the historyof the
earth (Darwinism).
Photobiology The scientific study of the interactions of light and living
organisms.
Phycology The scientific study of algae.
Plant physiology A sub-discipline of botany concerned with the functioning,
or physiology, of plants.
Radiobiology A branch of biology that involves the study of the action of
ionizing radiation on living things.
Structural biology A branch of molecular biology, biochemistry, and
biophysics dealing with the molecular structure of biological macro-molecules.
Theoretical biology (aka Mathematical biology) An interdisciplinary
scientific research field with a range of applications in biology, biotechnology, and
medicine.