Jose M. Oclarit
Field of award: Applied Biochemistry
Year awarded: 1996
Division: Chemical Sciences
In recognition of his outstanding contributions in the field of Applied Biochemistry, particularly, his discoveries of two novel compounds, namely: (1) Clathrynamide A, an anticancer agent against human myeloid cells and (2) 7, 7-bis (3-indolyl)-p-cresol, a novel antibiotic against Gram-positive bacteria.
Education: PhD (Applied Biochemistry) Hiroshima University 1994; MS (Biology) University of the Philippines 1987; BS (Marine Biology) Mindanao State University 1979