Dr. Christine C. Hernandez

Position: Professor, UP Scientist II

Education: PhD Chemistry (2006, UP Diliman)

MS Chemistry (2004, UP Diliman)

BS Chemistry (1994, UP Diliman)

Email: emailhernandez


Biorganic Chemistry and Natural Products

Isolation and structure elucidation of bioactive compounds

(anti-mitotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenic, anti-ulcer, anti-pyrexia, hypolipidemic, anti-malarial)

from Philippine medicinal plants, Identification of enzymatic inhibitors from plant extracts with potential therapeutic applications

(acetylcholinesterase, angiotensin-converting enzyme, lipase, lipoxygenase, xanthine oxidase, HMG-CoA reductase)

Identification of drug targets



Chichioco-Hernandez C, Villasenor I., Schroeder F, Paulus H, Clardy J. Stilbenoids from Hopea acuminata Merr. (in press Journal of Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants)

Apaya MK, Chichioco-Hernandez C. New steroidal saponin from Antigonon leptopus Hook Arn Pharmacognosy Magazine 10(39): S3 501-505, 2014

Paguigan ND, Castillo DBH, Chichioco-Hernandez C. Anti-ulcer activity of Leguminosae plants Arquivos de Gastroenterologia 51(1): 64-68 , 2014.

Chichioco-Hernandez C, Wudarski J, Gevaert L, Verschaeve L. Evaluation of the genotoxicity and cytotoxicity of selected Philippine medicinal plants Pharmacognosy Magazine 7(26) : 171-175, 2011.

Tarin JMK, Chichioco-Hernandez C. Gastroprotective effects of Bauhinia purpurea, Dolichos lablab and Vitex parviflora Latin American Journal of Pharmacy 30(3): 558-562, 2011.

Chichioco-Hernandez C, Villasenor I, Joseph E, Toliday N. Isolation and evaluation of the antimitotic activity of stilbenoids from Pouteria campechiana Baehni. Philippine Journal of Science 137(1): 1-10, June 2008.