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Dr. Baldomero Olivera, Jr. is recognized for his significant studies and accomplishments in the field of biochemistry and molecular biology, specifically the discoveries of numerous Conus peptides which are now in various phases of clinical trials as highly specific drugs for pain, epilepsy, and other disorders of the nervous system. His researches on marine gastropods and his keen sense of observation have led to the elucidation of the mechanism of action, functions, and classification of the neuroactive Conus peptides into families and superfamilies. Dr. Olivera serves as an inspiration to Filipino biochemists and other scientists, as he, since the early stages of his career, has contributed significantly to the growth of molecular biology and biotechnology with his isolation and characterization of the key enzymes such as DNA ligase and the DNA polymerase. He has been very generous in sharing his expertise with students, research assistants and faculty members of various universities; he has helped obtain fellowships for their training here and abroad, and has maintained a partnership and collaboration with the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute in the country for more than three decades.

Sex: Male

Education:

  • California Institute of Technology, USA, Ph.D. in Biophysical Chemistry, 1966
  • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, B.S. Chemistry, 1960
  • Stanford University, Post-Doctoral (Biochemistry), 1968
  • Cornell University, USA, M.S., 1958

Field of Specialization:

Biochemistry, Molecular Neuroscience, Molluscan Biodiversity, Toxinology and drug discovery, Neuropharmacology

Sex: Female

Education:

  • Pennsylvania State University, USA, Ph.D. in Sociology and Demography
  • Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands, Diploma in International Relations and Development.
  • Population Institute, College of Social Science and Philosophy, University of the Philippines (UP), Diliman, Quezon City, Master of Arts in Demography
  • University of the Philippines, Statistical Center, UP Manila, Bachelor of Science in Statistics

Field of Specialization:

Statistics, Sociology, Demography

Sex: Male

Education:

  • University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), College, Laguna, Bachelor Science in Entomology, 1958
  • University of Hawaii (UH), East-West Center scholar, Hawaii, USA, Master Science in Agronomy, 1963
  • University of Hawaii, Hawaii, USA, Doctor of Philosophy in Soil Science (specialization in weed science and herbicide degradation in soils), 1970

Field of Specialization:

Rice Research and Development, Rice Technology , Agriculture, Agronomy, Soil Science

Sex: Male

Education:

  • Mindanao Stae University (MSU), Iligan City, Bachelor of Science Marine Biology, 1979
  • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Medical Science in Biology, 1987
  • Hiroshima University, Japan, Doctor Philosophy in Applied Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 1994

Field of Specialization:

Applied Bochemistry and Molecular Biology; Bioactive Compounds / Molecular Biology, Bioactive Compounds, Biology, Biological Sciences

Sex: Male

Education:

  • University of the Philippines, Manila, M. D., 1956
  • Western Reserve University Medical School, Cleveland, USA, Postgraduate Course (Surgical Anatomy and Cardiac Resuscitation), 1959
  • Temple University, Philadelphia USA, M. S. (Proctologic Surgery), 1961

Field of Specialization:

Proctologic Surgery