On January 18, 2020, researchers of the Faculty of Pharmacy and Research Center for Natural and Applied Sciences received awards from the Colegio Medico-Farmaceutico de Filipinos during its January 18, 2020 (Saturday) awarding ceremonies.

Conferred with the Scientific Research Awards were Mr. Roi Martin B. Pajimna, MSc; Prof. Mary Jho-Ann T. Corpuz, PhD (Chair of the Department of Pharmacy); and Assoc. Prof. Oliver B. Villaflores, PhD (Department of Biochemistry).

Corpuz’s researches are into the preclinical studies, pre-formulation, and formulation of natural products. Also, Corpuz has worked on studies pertaining to cancer chemopreventive potentials of natural products in-vitro and in-vivo.

Meanwhile, Villaflores’s interests lie on the isolation of natural products, neurodegenerative diseases, angiogenesis, and bioactive peptide isolation.