AGNES L. CASTILLO, Ph.D. is recognized as one of the 25 recipients of the Philippine Men and Women of Science award by the DOST in 2015. She was also a DOST-SEI SCHOLARSHIP Awardee in 2010-2012 and received the DOST ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AWARD in July 2013. Currently, she is a faculty member of the UST Faculty of Pharmacy and The Graduate School and a resident researcher at the UST Research Center for the Natural and Applied Sciences. In Dec 2014, Dr. Castillo was also chosen as the recipient of the Dr. Alfredo C. Santos Award which is given to young PhD natural product scientists by the Natural Products Society of the Philippines (NPSP). Her works on the pharmacology of natural products and its development like Tinospora lotion and drug delivery systems have been published in Scopus-indexed, peer-reviewed national and international journals and had won research paper/poster contests.
Dr. Castillo is a registered pharmacist and a botanist and a member of the PPhA, PACOP, NPSP, NRCP, and ACCP. She is also the current Coordinator for Internationalization, Mobility, and Linkages at the Faculty of Pharmacy. She has several research projects funded by CHED, PITAHC, and NRCP. She received the Professional Advancement Grant under the K to 12 Transition Program to pursue the Clinical Summer Pharmacy Program of the College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois Chicago (USA) in May 2017. She was one of the recipients of the Gold Series Award AY 2014-2016 and International Publication Award AY 2014-2017 given by the Office of the Vice-Rector for Research and Innovations (OVRRI), the University of Santo Tomas on March 16, 2018.