Department of Biochemistry

Department of Biochemistry

Degree Program

Recognitions

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Degree Program

Recognitions

Certified

Level III Accreditation

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Vision & Mission

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Vision & Mission

Vision

The Department of Biochemistry of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Santo Tomas envisions itself as a premier Biochemistry institution in Asia, committed to the professional and moral formation of her stakeholders for social transformation.

Mission

The Department of Biochemistry of the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Santo Tomas dedicates to generate, advance, and transmit knowledge to form competent and compassionate Biochemistry professionals committed to the service of the Church, the nation, and the global community.

Updates

Administrators and Faculty Members

Administrators and Faculty Members

Asst. Prof. Minerva L. Daya, PhD, Chair

mldaya@ust.edu.ph

Mr. Alecks Megxel L. Abordo, BS

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Ms. Gladys I. Bathan, MS

Master of Science in Biochemistry, minor in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Mr. Paolo Robert P. Bueno, BS

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Asst. Prof. Maritess D. Cation, MS, MBA

Master of Science in Chemistry Education

Master of Business Administration

Ms. Stephanie L. Chua, MS

Master of Science in Chemistry

Asst. Prof. Angelica Bernadette C. Crisostomo, MBioEd

Master of Biology Education

Asst. Prof. Minerva L. Daya, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Asst. Prof. Ruel Valerio R. de Grano, MS, MTheo

Master of Science in Chemistry Education

Master of Theology

Mr. Mark Kevin P. Devanadera, BS

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Ms. Maria Salvacion A. Esmalla, MS

Master of Science in Chemistry

Mr. Dalton R. Fortin, MS

Master of Science in Chemistry

Asst. Prof. Leonardo Jr. A. Guevarra, MSc

Master of Science in Biochemistry

Mr. Alexis M. Labrador, MS

Master of Science in Molecular Medicine

Mr. Clemonne John S. Madarang, MS

Master of Science in Chemistry

Ms. Therriz Mae P. Mamerto, BS, BBS

Bachelor of Science in Biochemisrty

Bachelor of Biomedical Science

Mr. John P. Paulin, MS

Master of Science in Chemistry

Asst. Prof. Gardee T. Peña, MS

Master of Science in Chemistry, minor in Agricultural Chemistry

Ms. Maricel C. Ranido, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Genetics

Prof. Librado A. Santiago, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science

Asst. Prof. Myla R. Santiago-Bautista, MS

Master of Science in Biology

Ms. Alifa Camille N. Santos, MS

Master of Science in Food Science

Mr. Francis Jayson B. Vallespin, BS

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry

Asst. Prof. Andrea G. Vargas, MS

Master of Science in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Assoc. Prof. Oliver B. Villaflores, PhD

Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry

History

History

The Pontifical and Royal Catholic University of Santo Tomas, the Catholic University of the Philippines, holds the distinction of being the first to introduce the degree of Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry under the Faculty of Pharmacy. On April 17, 1962, Rev. Fr. Lorenzo Rodriguez, O.P., the Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy from 1946 to 1968, chaired the Committee initiating the proposal of a 5-year curriculum leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. In 1967, 42 students graduated from the program.

In 1985, a 4-year curriculum was introduced to address the changing needs of the time. The program aims to equip the students with the understanding of the chemical and molecular principles in the study of biological systems and their applications in the allied health, biological and environmental sciences.

In 2015, the Department of Biochemistry was granted a Level 1 Program Accreditation Status by the PACUCOA and the FAAP. The department was assessed for Level 2 Program Accreditation by the PACUCOA last September 2017. In 2018, the BS Biochemistry program received its first international certification, from the ASEAN University Network Quality Assurance Group.

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