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Vivian P. Tolentino

Expertise: Biology

Affiliation

Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City

Member , Natural Products Society of the Phil (NPSP)

Board of Director (BOD), Philippine Society for Developmental l Biology (PSDB)-

Association

    • Philippine Society for Developmental l Biology (PSDB), Board of Director (BOD)
    • Phil. Soc. of Biochem. and Mol. Bio. (PSBMB), Board of Director (BOD)
    • Phil. Soc. of Biochem. And Mol. Bio (PSBMB) , Vice President
    • Microscopy Society of the Phil. , (PRO/Board of Director)
    • Natural Products Society of the Phil (NPSP) , Member
    • International Society of Plant Molecular Biology (ISPMB), Member
    • Sponsored membership by Biotechnology Action Center (BAC) of UNESCO, Member
    • Phi Sigma International Honor Society (Alpha Chi Chapter), Life Member
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) , Member
    • Rice Genetics Cooperative, Member
    • National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) , -
    • Crop Science Societies of the Philippines , -
    • Philippine Association of Plant Tissue Culture of the Philippines (PAPTC), -
    • Conservation Farming Movement (CFM), -
    • Phil. Society of Microbiologists (PSM), -
    • Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science (PhilAAS), -
    • Catholic Education Association of the Philippines (CEAP) , Member
    • Ateneo Multipurpose Cooperative (AMC), ADMU, Q.C, -
    • Arts and Sciences Credit Cooperative, ADMU , -
    • Women Association of Scientists of the Philippines, -

Award

    • Travel Grant Award on Oral Presentation, Loyola Schools , 2009 D 3-5
    • Loyola Schools Special Conference Grant for the presentation of research , Asia Pacific Microscopy Congress (APMC9), 2008 N 2-7
    • Loyola Schools Publications Award, Genetic Diversity of Phil. Allium sativum using RAPD analysis, Loyola Schools Review SOSE, 2008 Mr
    • Best Poster for Structure Prediction of Yeast Invertase by Sequence Alignment and Homology Modeling, 8th Mycological Society of the Philippines, 2006 Ap 21
    • Research Award , Loyola Schools Faculty , 2006 F 24
    • Best Poster "Linking Diverse Sciences Through Microscopy", 5th ASEAN Microscopy Conference, 2005 D 24-25
    • University Research Council Research Award , Ateneo de Manila University, 2005 F 24
    • Research Award "The Effect of Light Intensity on the Distribution of Crystal.., Loyola Schools Faculty , 2004 F 20
    • Research Award, Loyola Schools Faculty, 2004 F
    • Research Award , Loyola Schools Faculty , 2003 F 24
    • Publications Award 2002 for the article , Loyola Schools, 2003 F 24
    • Publications Award , Loyola Schools , 2002

Research

    • Developmental Morpho-Anatomy of oil cells in Moringa oleifera Lam [On-going]
    • Structural Features of the Leaves and oil cells of Pongamia pinnata (L) Merr. [On-going]
    • Anatomical Evaluation of the Leaves and oil cells of Calophyllum inophyllum L. [On-going]
    • Characterization of oil cells in Jatropha curcas [Completed]
    • Identification of Adulterants in Centella asiatica [Completed]
    • Structural responses of Cassia alata L. to different colors of light [Completed]

Papers Presented

    • Anatomical Charcterization of the oil cells and oil cavities in the fruits and seeds of Jatropha curcas L., 9th Asia-Pacific Microscopy Conference (APMC9) Jeju Island, Korea
    • Histochemical and Anatomical Characterization of Oil cells in Seeds of Pongamia pinnata (L.)Merr , 9th Asia-Pacific Congress(APMC9), Jeju Island,Korea
    • Light and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) Studies on the Late Embryogeny of Pittosporum resiniferum Hemsl, 5th ASEAN Microscopy Conference on Linking Diverse Sciences through Microscopy,Holiday Inn Galleria. One Asian Development Bank Ave. Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines
    • Isolation of Total RNA from the Medicinal Fungi Ganoderma lucidum Thom and Penicillium chrysogenum Curt Using The Modified Guanidine Method: A Comparative Approach , Centennial Celebration of the Botanical Society of America, Chico State University, Chico, California, U.S.A.
    • Structural Features of the Leaves of Pongamia pinnata (L) Merr. , Microscopy Society of the Philippines (MICROSPHIL) Annual Scientific Meeting, MAPUA, Manila, Philippines
    • Morpho-Anatomical characterization of Centella asiatica L. and its similar species used in herbal teas and drugs, Annual Convention of the Natural Products Society of the Phil (NPSP), UPLB, Laguna
    • Nucleic Acids Research for Selected Philippine Medicinal Plants: A Functional Genomics Approach, 10th NPSP Annual Convention, Escaler Hall., Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
    • RAPD analysis of the Genetic Diversity of 16 Allium sativum L. populations of Philippines , NISMED, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Q.C.
    • Genetic Diversity of Philippine Alliaceae for Selection Breeding, Philippine Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dumaquete City
    • Understanding the Developmental Anatomy and Distribution of oil cells through microscopy, Inna Kuta Beach Hotel, Bali, Indonesia
    • Light and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) Studies on the Late Embryogeny of Pittosporum resiniferum Hemsl, 5th ASEAN Microscopy Conference, Linking Diverse Sciences through Microscopy, Holiday Inn Galleria One, Asian Development Bank Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines
    • Establishing the Leaf Anatomy of Tamarindus indica Linn. (Tamarind) and its Implication to Harsh Environments, 33rd NAST Annual Scientific Meeting

Education

    • University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City, Ph. D. Biology, 1994

Publication

    • Tolentino, V.P., Zamora, P.M., (1998) Development of the female gametophyte of Pittosporum resiniferum Hemsl. (Pittosporaceae)
    • Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology Volume 20
    • Tolentino, V.S., (2006 Jl 12-13) Evaluation of leaf epidermal characteristics of some Plumeria species
    • Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines, 28th NAST Annual Scientific Meeting Volume 10, No. 2
    • Panes, V.A., Yap, K.J., Yu I.L.,Tolentino, V.S., (2008) Interspecific Genetic Variation And Phylogenetic Relationships of Six Members of the Genus Allium L. (Alliaceae) in the Philippines Inferred from RAPD-PCR and Morphometrics
    • Loyola Schools Review Volume 7
    • Panes, V.A., Lasala, R.A, Tolentino, V.S., Chan, M.A., (2007) Genetic Diversity of Philippine Allium sativum L.(Alliaceae) Using Random Amplified Polymorphic DNA (RAPD) Analysis
    • Loyola Schools Review Volume 6
    • Tolentino, V.S., Lasala R.S., Lei, J.D., Panes, V.A. , (2004) Effects of Light Intensity on the Distribution Patterns of Crystals in the Leaves of Azadirachta indica L.
    • Loyola Schools Review Volume 3
    • Panes, V.A., Chan, M.A., Tolentino, V.S., Lasala, R.A., (2003 D) Genomic DNA Studies Of Some Philippine Aromatic and Herbal Plants: Isolation Protocol Optimization, DNA Profiling and Characterization
    • Proceedings of the 8th Annual Convention of the Natural Products Society of the Philippines, Veniz Hotel, Baguio City, The Philippines
    • Panes, V.A., Lasala, R.S., Chan, M.A., Tolentino V.S, (2004 S ) Genetic Diversity of Sixteen Populations of Philippine Allium sativum L. (Garlic)
    • Proceedings of the 6th International Flora Malesiana Covention, TREES HOSTEL, UPLB, Laguna
    • Panes, V.A., Chan, M.A., Tolentino, V.S., Lasala, R.A., (2003 D 3-5) Investigation of the DNA of some Philippine Aromatic and Herbal Plants: Breaking New Grounds in Philippine Medicinal Plant Research
    • Proceedings of the 8th Annual Convention of the Natural Products Society of the Philippines, Veniz Hotel, Baguio City, Philippines
    • Tolentino, V.S., Zamora, P.M. , (2002) Morpho-Anatomy of the fruit of Pittosporum resiniferum Hemsl. (Petroleum Nut)
    • The Philippine Scientists, University of San Carlos, Cebu City Volume 39
    • Tolentino, V.S., Zamora P.M., (2002 Je) Late Embryogeny of Pittosporum resiniferum Hemsl. (Petroleum Nut Plant)
    • The Philippine Journal of Science Volume 131, No. 1
    • Tolentino, V.S., Zamora, P.M. , (2001 Je) The Microsporangium and the Development of the Male Gametophyte of Pittosporum resiferum Hemsl. (Petroleum Nut Plant)
    • The Philippine Journal of Science Volume 130, No. 1
    • Tolentino,V.P, (2011 JL 13-14) Establishing the Leaf Anatomy of Tamarindus indica Linn. (Tamarind) and its Implication to Harsh Environments
    • Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology. Abstracts of Papers Volume 33, No. 1
    • Tolentino,V.P, (2009) The Fruit Anatomy of Moringa Oleifera Lam: A Potential Plant for Healthy Active Ageing
    • Transactions of the National Academy of Science and Technology. Abstracts of Papers Volume 31, No. 1

Trainings

    • Centennial Celebration of the Botanical Society of America , 2006 Jl 29-Ag 2-, Chico State University, Chico, California, U.S.A.
    • 5th ASEAN Microscopy Conference on Linking Diverse Sciences through Microscopy, 2007 N 24-25, ,Holiday Inn Galleria. One Asian Development Bank Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines
    • 9th Asia-Pacific Microscopy Conference (APMC9), 2008 N 2-7, Jeju Island, Korea
    • Philippine Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2004 D 3-4, Dumaquete City
    • 8th Annual Convention of the Natural Products Society of the Philippines, 2003 D 3-5-, Veniz Hotel, Baguio City, Philippines
    • 10th NPSP Annual Convention, 2005, Escaler Hall., Ateneo de Manila University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City