Felix Eduardo R. Punzalan

Felix Eduardo R. Punzalan

Field of award: Chemistry

Year awarded: 2005

Division: Health Sciences


In recognition of his significant research contributions to cardiology specifically in the improvement of cardiovascular health (both preventive and curative). His research on low density lipoprotein receptor (LDLR) gene mutation among Filipinos with familial hypercholesterolemia that involves the evaluation of other family members. He was also responsible for the first documented local genetic research on a cardiovascular topic that receives recognition from Philippine Heart Association.

Education: MS (Clinical Epidemiology) University of the Philippines 2002; MD University of Santo Tomas 1989; BS (Biology) University of Santo Tomas 1985