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Assoc. Prof. Ross D. Vasquez, PhD

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2012
  • Master of Science, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 2005
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 1996

Research Highlights

  • Determination of fucoidan from Sargassum siliquosum with immunomodulatory, cytotoxic, hepatoprotective, anti-coagulant , larvicidal and chemopreventive activities
  • Green synthesis of silver and gold nanoparticles from polysaccharides of marine algae with antitumor potential
  • Determination of anti-aging activities of sulfated polysaccharides from marine alga

UST FACULTY Phar Sci - VASQUEZ Ross D (2016, Researcher Profile)

Research Interests

  • Biological activities of fucoidan from local marine algae
  • Green synthesis of nanoparticles and toxicity study
  • Interleukins and cytokines production in mammalian cells
  • Immunomodulatory effects of sulfated polysaccharides from local marine algae

Major Recognitions

  • Academic Excellence in Science, DOST-SEI 2012
  • DOST-PCHRD PhD Scholar, 2009-2012

Professional Activities

  • Administrator, Laboratory Equipment and Supplies Office (2009-present) University of Santo Tomas
  • Associate Member, National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP)
  • Co-Chair, Ethics Review Committee Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Reviewer, Journal of Applied (Springer); Biologia (Springer); Journal of Bioanalysis and Biomedicine (OMICS International)

Selected Publications

  • Vasquez, R.D., Ramos, J D., Apostol, J. A., Morales, M.C. 2012. “Hepatoprotective effects of aqueous sulphated polysaccharide extract from Sargassum siliquosum J. G. Agardh on Paracetamol-induced oxidative liver toxicity and antioxidant properties” International Journal of Pharmaceutical Frontier Research, 2(1), 15-27.
  • Vasquez, R. D. and Ramos, J. D., Samuel D. B. 2012. “Chemopreventive properties of sulfated polysaccharide from Sargassum siliquosum J. G. Agardh (Sargassaceae).” International Journal of Pharma and Bio Sciences 3(3), 333-345.
  • Vasquez, R.D., Garcia-Meim, R. P & Ramos, J. D. A. 2014. “Polysaccharide Extracts from Sargassum siliquosum J. G. Agardh Modulates Production of Pro-inflammatory Cytokines in LPS-induced PBMC and Delays Coagulation Time in-vitro. “Journal of Harmonized Research in Pharmacy 3(3): 101-111.
  • Garcia-Meim, R., Geotina, J. M., Llado, M. A., Regala, K., Sy, G., Tan, D., Tomagan, J. M., Flores, A. R. & Vasquez, R. D. 2014. “Larvicidal Activity of Fucoidan and Aqueous Extracts of Sargassum siliquosum J. G. Agardh Against Aedes aegypti mosquito. Asia Pacific Journal of Medical Laboratory Science 2: 9-18.