Lourdes J. Cruz
Field of award: Biochemistry
Year awarded: 1981
Division: Chemical Sciences
Dr. Cruz has made significant contributions to the biochemistry of conotoxins, the toxins of the venom of the marine snail Conus geographus. Her studies led in part to the biochemical characterization of the three homologous highly toxic monomeric peptides with internal disulfide bonds: Conotoxin GI, Conotoxin GIA and Conotoxin GII.
Current Position: President
Office Address: National Research Council of the Philippines, Bicutan, Taguig
Education: PhD (Biochemistry) University of Iowa 1968; MS (Biochemistry) University of Iowa City 1966; BS (Chemistry) University of the Philippines 1962