Regina C. So
Field of award: Chemistry
Year awarded: 2011
Division: Physical Sciences
In recognition of her significant contributions in the design and faster synthesis of biologically important unique sphinganine-contaning glycosphingolipid analogs used in elucidating the relationship between the structure of glycosphingolipids and the type of immune response they generate. Presently, her research group delves on the preparation of novel functionalized materials for natural products separation, environmental and biomedical sensors and devices. She and co-workers are developing molecularly imprinted polymers (MIPs) as functional materials for the separation of artemisinin, as catalysts for the production of monolaurin, and as sensors for the detection of environmental pollutants and histamine, as well as fluorescent films and modified-cationic polythiophenes for sensors to detect tuberculosis.
Current Position: Associate Professor
Office Address: Department of Chemistry, School of Science and Engineering, Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights
Education: PhD (Organic Chemistry), University of Connecticut 2003; BS (Chemistry), De La Salle University 1996