Emerencia B. Duran

Field of award: Biophysics

Year awarded: 1991

Division: Physical Sciences


In recognition of her significant contributions in the fields of radiation biology, biophysics, and health physics (environmental radioactivity). Results of her researches have been useful in understanding the role of the fibrinolytic system in hemorrhagic tendency as seen in radiation sickness. Her works have been useful also in determining levels and sources of radioactivity in the Philippine environment as well as the radiation doses received by Filipinos.

Education: PhD (Biophysics) University of Rochester 1982; MS (Radiation Biology) University of Rochester 1979; BS (Chemistry) College of the Holy Spirit 1973