Jaime C. Montoya
Field of award: Microbiology
Year awarded: 1998
Division: Health Sciences
In recognition of significant researches in the field of microbiology through the advancement of our understanding of the immune host defense against tuberculosis through the concept of protective antibody clones directed against specific Mycobacterium tuberculosis epitopes that will prevent the development of neurologic seqeulae in tuberculosis meningitis, the development of new and rapid diagnostic tests for pulmonary and extra-pulmonary tuberculosis and the discovery of newer and more effective modalities of treatment particularly for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in the form of new combination chemotherapy and immunotherapy.
Education: MS (Clinical Tropical Medicine), University of London 1989; MD University of the Philippines 1985; BS (Biology) University of the Philippines 1981