YSRAEL, Mafel C.

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Prof. Mafel C. Ysrael, PhD

mafel.ysrael@ust.edu.ph | mcysrael@ust.edu.ph

Academic Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 1997
  • Master of Science, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 1989
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Santo Tomas – Manila, Philippines, 1972

Research Highlights

  • Chemical and biological studies of Ipomoea muricata (Tonkin) for potential drug use
  • Chemical and biological profiles of selected and endemic plant species for potential medicinal or nutraceutical value

UST FACULTY Phar BioChem - YSRAEL Mafel C (2016, Researcher Profile)

Research Interests

  • Natural products chemistry and their biological properties, i.e. anti-inflammatory, anticancer, smooth muscle modulating activities and metabolic modifying actions
  • Neutraceuticals and functional foods

Major Recognitions

  • Consistently received the UST Gold Series Award for research publications given every two academic years, from 1994-2006
  • PCHRD grantee for “Sub-chronic Toxicity Studies of VCO in Sprague-Dawley Rats” (2012-2013)
  • PCHRD grantee for “Anticancer, Anti-infective, Anti-inflammatory and Toxicity Studies and Chemical Profiling of the Expressed Juice of the Bark of Scyphiphora hydrophyllacea”(2013-2015)
  • CHED-PHERNET grantee for “Philippine Coffee Varieties as a Genoprotective Agent in Urban Environments” (2013.)

Professional Activities

  • Managing Editor, Acta Manilana 2013-present
  • Member, Philippine Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as board members 2000-2002 and 2007-2013 and the PRO in 2002-2004 and secretary in 2004-2006.
  • Member, Natural Products Society of the Philippines as president in 2005-2010 and current vice-president
  • Regular Member, National Research Council of the Philippines
  • Selected Publications
  1. Gargantiel MF & Ysrael MC. (2014 March). “Antioxidant Activity And Hypoglycemic Potential of Antidesma Ghaesembilla Gaertn (Phyllantaceae) (Article).” International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research 3(3):422–431. ISSN: 2277–8616
  2. 2. Tan MA, Callanta RBP, Apurillo CCS, dela Cruz TEE, Alejandro GJD, & Ysrael MC. (2014). “Antiinflammatory and antimicrobial constituents from the leaves of Villaria odorata (Article).” Acta Manilana 62:47–52. ISSN: 0065–1370 (ÓUST Research Center for the Natural and Applied Sciences
  3. de Guzman GQ, Ysrael MC, & Dacanay ATL. (2012 October-December). “The hypouricemic effects of the lyophilized fruit juice of Morinda citrifolia and lyophilized commercial noni juice in oxonate-induced hyperuricemic rats (Research Article).” International Journal of Pharmaceutical Frontier Research 2(3):26–35. ISSN: 2249–1112
  4. Cardona CC & Ysrael MC. (2012). “Antimicrobial activity of the crude ethanol extract of the seeds of Ipomoea muricata (Jacq.) Convolvulaceae against selected clinical isolates (Article).” Acta Manilana 60:47–53. ISSN: 0065–1370 (ÓUST Research Center for the Natural and Applied Sciences)
  5. 5. Apostol JG, Gan JVA, Raynes RJB, Sabado AAS, Carigma AQ, Santiago LA, & Ysrael MC. (2012 January-March). “Platelet-Increasing Effects of Euphorbia hirta (Euphorbiaceae) in Ethanol-Induced Thrombocytopenic Rat Models (Original Research Article).” International Journal of Pharmaceutical Frontier Research 2(2):1–11. ISSN: 2249–1112 (ÓIJPFRJ)