Lourdes Cruz Biography, Contribution To Science

Lourdes Cruz is a Filipino scientist and chemist who received the National Scientist of the Philippines award in 2006.

Personal Information
Full Name – Lourdes J. Cruz
Birth Date : May 19, 1942 (age 79 years)
Birthplace : Philippines

College : University of the Philippines, Diliman (1962)
Course : Chemistry
Master : Biochemistry, University of Iowa (1966)
Doctorate : Biochemistry, University of Iowa (1968)

Career Highlights
* Professor and Chair, UP Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
* Founder, Rural Livelihood Incubator which aims to provide jobs and livelihood opportunities to people

Contribution to Science
* Conducted research on the biochemistry of toxic peptides from the venom of fish-hunting Conus marine snails
* Studied the role of conotoxins as tools for examining the activity of the human brain

Book(s) Published
The Role of Biochemistry in Food and Energy Production: Proceedings of the Fourth FAOB Symposium and IUB Symposium No. 135 Held in Manila, Philippines, 21-24 October, 1984

2006 – National Scientist of the Philippines
1986 – Outstanding Women in the Nation’s Service Award (Biochemistry)
1982 – National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) Achievement Award in Chemistry
1981 – Outstanding Young Scientist Award from the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)

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See also: List of Famous Filipino Authors and Their Books

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