CASTILLO, Agnes L.

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Asst. Prof. Agnes L. Castillo, RPh, PhD

arcastillo@ust.edu.ph | agnes.castillo@ust.edu.ph | agnes_412@yahoo.com

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacy, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2012
  • Master of Science, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2006
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2002
  • Bachelor of Science in Botany, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2000

Research Highlights

  • IL-1,6,8 and MCP-1 Modulation and Anti-scabies activities of Tinospora rumphii Boerl lotion in Sarcoptes scabeie var hominis –infected patients
  • Tinospora cordifolia Lotion: An Antiscabies agent in Sarcoptes scabiei var hominis– Infected Pediatric Patients: A Pilot study

Research Interests

Major Recognitions

  • Recipient of The Dr. Alfredo C. Santos Award for young PhD Scientist, Dec 2014 (Natural Products Society of The Philippines)
  • DOST-SEI Scholarship and Academic Excellence Award July 2013

Professional Activities

  • Member, Philippine Pharmaceutical Association
  • Member, Philippine Association of Colleges of Pharmacy
  • Member, Community Pharmacist Association of the Phil
  • Member, Natural Products Society of the Phil.
  • Associate Member, National Research Council of the Phil.
  • Reviewer, Alcohol and Alcoholism published by the Oxford University Press

Selected Publications

  • M.V. Dazal, E. Gonzales, A. K. Sabino, R. G. Salazar, B. M. Samar, M. Y. San Juan, A. Castillo, 2015. Controlling Biofilm Formation by Inhibiting the Quorum-Sensing 2. Activity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa using the Ethanolic Extracts of Piper nigrum (Piperaceae) Fruit, Punica granatum (Lythraceae) Pericarp, and Pisum sativum (Fabaceae) Seed “. Intl Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Drug Research Vol 7, Issue 4 pp. 349-353.
  • AL Castillo, JDA Ramos, JL De Francia, PF Quilala, MU Dujunco , 2014. “Immunomodulatory Effects Of Tinospora Cordifolia Lotion On Interleukin-1, Interleukin-6 And Interleukin-8 Levels In Scabies-Infected Pediatric Patients: A Single Blind, Randomized Trial”. Intl Journal of Pharmaceutical Science and Drug Research Vol 6 Issue 3 pp. 204-210.
  • A Castillo, M Osi, JD Ramos, J De Francia, M Dujunco, P Quilala, 2013. “Efficacy and Safety of Tinospora cordifolia Boerl Lotion in Sarcoptes scabiei var hominisInfected Pediatric Patients: A Single blind, Randomized Controlled Trial”.Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapeutics, Vol.4 Issue 1 pp.39-46.
  •  TPerez-Chua, A Paliza, A Castillo, 2012.”Randomized Assessor Blind Clinical trial on the safety and efficacy of the Aromatic oil shampoo vs 1%Permethrin shampoo in the treatment of pediculosis capitis”. Philippine Journal of Dermatological Society   Vol. 21 Issue 2 pp. 23- 29.