Scientist Profile

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Ernesta G. Quintana

Expertise: Biological Sciences, Cultural Management (Medicinal Plants), Botany

Affiliation

Project Leader, National Integrated Research Program for Medicinal Plants (NIRPROMP) Agricultural Component, College og Agriculture, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City

Association

    • Philippine Health Research and Development Foundation-DOST, Member, Board of Directors
    • National Research Council of the Philippines, Regular Member
    • Ornamental and Medicinal Plants Commodity Team, PCARRD , Member
    • Spices, Aromatics and Medicinal Plants Research and Development Committee, UPLB-CA, Member/Chairman
    • Southeast Asian Regional Conference on Natural and Herbal Products (BIOSEARCH), Member, Organizing Committee
    • Agriculture Component, NIRPROMP, Project Director/Leader
    • Technical Working Group (Book II) Philippine Pharmacopoeia Project, Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD), Member
    • UP Botanical Society, Member/Vice-President
    • Phycological Society of the Philippines, Member/Corresponding Secretary
    • Phi Sigma Biological Honor Society, Member/Recording Secretary
    • Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture, Member
    • Philippine Association of University Women, Member
    • Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science, Member
    • Philippine Society for Microbiology, Member
    • Philippine Association of Plant Taxonomists, Member

Employment

    • National Integ. Research Prog. for Medicinal Plants (NIRPROMP) Agricultural Component, UPLB-CA, Adjunct Research Professor; Project Leader,, 2003 - 2008
    • UPLB, College of Agriculture, Project Leader, Agriculture Component, NIRPROMP, 1978 - to date
    • University of the Philippines Los Baños, College of Agriculture, Professor III, 2000 Jl 1-2002 N 4
    • UPLB, College of Agriculture, Professor I, 1997 Ja 1-2000 Je 30
    • UPLB, College of Agriculture, Associate Professor IV, 1995 O 16-1996 D 31
    • UPLB, College of Agriculture, Associate Professor III, 1993 Je 1-1995 O 15
    • UPLB, College of Agriculture, Associate Professor II, 1988 F 1-1993 My 30
    • UPLB, College of Agriculture, Associate Professor I, 1982 Je 1-1988 Ja 31
    • UPLB, College of Agriculture, Assistant Professor IV, 1980 D 1-1982 My 31
    • UPLB, College of Agriculture, Assistant Professor III, 1979 My 1-1980 N 30
    • UPLB, College of Agriculture, Assistant Professor II, 1974 N 1-1979 Ap 30
    • UP Diliman, College of Fisheries, Assistant Professor I, 1973 Mr 1-1974 O 31
    • UP Diliman, College of Fisheries, College Secretary, 1971 S 12-1974 O 31
    • UP Diliman, College of Fisheries, Instructor, 1972 Ap 1-1973 F 28
    • UP Diliman, College of Fisheries, Instructor, 1963Jl 23-1971 Je 30
    • UP Diliman, College of Fisheries, Assistant Instructor, 1962 N 9-1963 Je 30
    • UP Diliman, College of Fisheries, Assistant Fishery Technician, 1962 Jl 12-1962 N 8
    • UP Diliman, Natural Science Research Council, Research Assistant, 1960 Jl 1-1962 Je 30
    • UP Diliman, College of Lib. Arts, Graduate Assistant, 1958 Jl 1-1960 Ap 5
    • UP Diliman, College of Lib. Arts, Research Assistant, 1958 Je 1-1958 Je 30
    • UP Diliman, Natural Science Research Council, Graduate Assistant, 1957Je 10-1958 My 31
    • UP Diliman, Natural Science Research Council, Student Assistant, 1956 Jl 1-1957 My 31

Award

    • Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award (Together with other NIRPROMP researchers.), Office of the President, 1988
    • 50 Men and Women of Science (Together with other NIRPROMP researchers.), Department Of Science and Technology, 2008
    • Outstanding Published Paper Award (Co-author), National Aacademy Science and Technology, 1993

Research

    • The taxonomy, distribution and seasonal occurrence of the marine edible algae of Ilocos Norte, Philippines [Completed]
    • Development of appropriate cultural management and postharvest handling practices to improve yield and quality of selected medicinal plant species [On-going]
    • Survey of folk uses of potential medicinal crops [Completed]
    • Fixed oil content of Quisqualis indica L. fruits as affected by storage [Completed]
    • Volatile oil yield of Vitex Negundo L. as affected by age of harvest, drying method and storage [Completed]
    • Herbal practices of the mangyans of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines [Completed]
    • The effect of storage on the pesticidal activities of Tagetes Erecta L. and Tinospora rumphii Boerl. against plutella xylostella (Diamondback moth) [Completed]
    • Survey on the use of plant materials for pest control in selected areas in the Philippines [Completed]
    • The effect of storage on the pesticidal property of tinospora rumphii Boerl. against plutella xylostella L. (Diamondback moth) [Completed]
    • Screening for natural potato tuber sprout inhibitor using plants of the Labiatae family [Completed]
    • Suppression of sprouting in Irish potato tubers by crude oils from plants [Completed]
    • Single leaf cuttings as propagating materials of derris sp [Completed]
    • Effect of planting method on root yield of derris philippinensis [Completed]
    • Responses of potato (Solanum tuberosum) to various patchouli [Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth] oil treatments [Completed]
    • Leaf yield response of ampalaya (Momordica Charantia L. cv Makiling) to pinching and flower removal [Completed]

Papers Presented

    • Collection and Evaluation of Patchouli [Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth.], FCSSP 9th Annual Scientific Conference. Banga, Aklan
    • Single leaf cuttings as propagating materials of Derris sp, FCSSP 9th Annual Scientific Conference. Banga, Aklan
    • Effect of planting method on root yield of Derris philippinensis, FCSSP 10th Annual Scientific Conference. Puerto Princesa, Palawan
    • Collection and Evaluation of Priority Essential Oil-bearing Plants, FCSSP 10th Annual Scientific Conference. Puerto Princesa, Palawan
    • Responses of potato (Solanum tuberosum) to various patchouli [Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth] oil treatments, ASOMPS VIII. Melaka, Malaysia
    • Non-aerated Hydroponic Culture of Pansit-pansitan [Peperomia pellucida (L) HBK], PAASE-NAST Science Congress. STTC, UP Diliman
    • Leaf Yield Response of Ampalaya (Momordica charantia L. cv Makiling) to Pinching and Flower Removal, Asean Agricultural Congress. Westin Philippine Plaza Hotel
    • Morphological Characteristics of 8 Mulberry Clones in the Philippines, 8th Annual Scientific Meeting. MSAC. La Trinidad, Benguet
    • Locality Sources of Medicinal Plants in Davao and Prescribing Pattern of Herbolarios in the Region. Pilot Training on the Proper Use of Medicinal Plants for Primary Health Care (PHC), Carmen, Davao; Lucena City; Tacloban City
    • Locality Sources of Medicinal Plants and Prescribing Pattern of Herbolarios in Island Provinces of Region IVa. Pilot Training on the Proper Use of Medicinal Plants for Primary Health Care (PHC), Quezon City, Iloilo City, Zamboanga City, Kamalig, Albay and San Fernando, La Union
    • Locality Sources of Medicinal Plants and Prescribing Pattern of Herbolarios in Region II. Pilot Training on the Proper Use of Medicinal Plants for Primary Health Care (PHC) , Tuguegarao, Cagayan; Cotobato, City; Cebu City; San Fernando, Pampanga; Cagayan de Oro City
    • Survey, collection and identification of potential pesticidal plants, Second National Review and Planning Workshop on Botanical Pesticides. PCARRD, Los BaƱos, Laguna
    • Propagation methods for Tsaang gubat [Carmona retusa (Vahl) Masam.] - an anti-diarrheal, ASOMPS VII. Bandung, Indonesia
    • Promising plants for fertility regulation, UNESCO Symposium, INNOTECH, Diliman, Quezon City
    • Insecticidal action of Curcuma longa, Plant Protection Congress. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    • The Phytoplankton Population of Napot Point, Morong, Bataan, 7th Annual Meeting, Phil. Soc. Microbiol., P.J. Hall, NIST, Manila

Education

    • University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, Doctor of Phylosophy in Botany (32 credit units), 1963-1965
    • University of the Philippines Diliman, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, Master Scince in  Botany, 1961
    • University of the Philippines Diliman, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines, Bbachelor of Science in Botany, 1957

Publication

    • Quintana, E.G., (2006) Growing and postharvest handling of ampalaya (Momordica charantia L. cv Makiling) leaves - Anti-diabetes for mild non-insulin dependents
    • PCHRD-DOST, NIRPROMP
    • Quintana, E.G., (2006) Growing and postharvest handling of akapulko [Senna alata (L) Roxb.] leaves - Anti-fungal
    • PCHRD-DOST, NIRPROMP
    • Quintana, E.G., (2006) Growing and postharvest handling of lagundi (Vitex negundo L.) leaves - Expectorant and bronchodilator)
    • PCHRD-DOST, NIRPROMP
    • Quintana, E.G., (2006) Growing and postharvest handling of niyug-niyogan (Quisqualis indica L.) fruits - Anthelmintic
    • PCHRD-DOST, NIRPROMP
    • Quintana, E.G., (2006) Growing and postharvest handling of sambong [Blumea balsamifera (L.) D.C.] leaves - Diuretic and anti-urolithiasis
    • PCHRD-DOST, NIRPROMP
    • Quintana, E.G., (2006) Growing and postharvest handling of tsaang gubat [Carmona retusa (Vahl.) Masam] leaves - Anti-colic and anti-motility
    • PCHRD-DOST, NIRPROMP
    • Quintana, E.G., (2006) Growing and postharvest handling of ulasiman bato [Peperomia pellucida (L.) Kunth.] aerial parts - Anti-hyperurecemia
    • PCHRD-DOST, NIRPROMP
    • Quintana, E.G., (2006) Growing and postharvest handling of yerba buena (Mentha cordifolia Opiz.) leaves - Analgesic
    • PCHRD-DOST, NIRPROMP
    • Quintana, E.G., (2008) Gabay sa pagtatanim ng halamang gamot: Akapulko [Senna alata (L) Roxb.]- para sa sakit sa balat
    • PCHRD-DOST, National Integrated Research Program for Medicinal Plants (NIRPROMP)
    • Quintana, E.G., and Mabesa R. C., (2008) Gabay sa pagtatanim ng halamang gamot: Ampalaya (Momordica charantia L. cv Makiling) - para sa diabetes
    • PCHRD-DOST, NIRPROMP
    • Quintana, E.G., (2008) Gabay sa pagtatanim ng halamang gamot: Lagundi (Vitex negundo L.) - para sa ubo at asthma
    • PCHRD-DOST, NIRPROMP
    • Quintana, E.G., (2008) Gabay sa pagtatanim ng halamang Gamot: Sambong [Blumea balsamifera (L.) D.C.] - pampa-ihi at pantunaw ng bato
    • PCHRD-DOST, NIRPROMP
    • Quintana, E.G., (2008) Gabay sa pagtatanim ng halamang gamot: Tsaang gubat [Carmona retusa (Vahl) Masam.] - para sa kabag
    • PCHRD-DOST, NIRPROMP
    • Quintana, E.G., (2008) Gabay sa pagtatanim ng halamang gamot: Yerba buena (Mentha cordifolia Opiz.) - panlunas sa kirot
    • PCHRD-DOST, NIRPROMP
    • Quintana, E.G., (2008) Pag-aani at pangangalaga ng aning halamang gamot
    • PCHRD-DOST, NIRPROMP
    • Galutira-Quintana, E.G., Velasquez, G.T., (1964) The taxonomy, distribution and seasonal occurence of the marine edible algae of Ilocos Norte, Philippines
    • Philippine Journal of Science Volume 93, No. 4
    • Quintana, E.G., (1979) Survey of folk uses of potential medicinal crops
    • In: Proc. 28th PHILAAS Annual Convention
    • Segura, M.E.A., Quintana, E. G., Concha, J. A., Dizon Y. L. and Loredo R. D., (1980) Effect of storage on niyug-niyogan (Quisqualis indica L.)
    • Proc. Fourth Asian Symposium on Medicinal Plants and Spices (ASOMPS IV)
    • Quintana, E.G., Saludez, J.D., Batoon, M. P. and Generalao, M. L., (1982) Agricultural production of selected medicinal plants: Propagation to postharvest handling
    • Monitor (4)
    • Quintana, E.G., Teodoro P. R. and Concha, J. A., (1983) Fixed oil content of Quisqualis Indica L. fruits as affected by storage
    • Acta Horticulturae 132
    • Quintana, E.G., Serrano, J. V. and Deseo, M. A., (1984) Volatile oil yield of Vitex Negundo L. as affected by age of harvest, drying method and storage.
    • ASOMPS V Program and Abstracts.
    • Quintana, E.G., (1984) Medicinal plants
    • Philippine Science Encyclopedia: Agriculture and Forestry. N.D. Bondad, ed. National Research Council of the Philippines
    • Quintana, E.G. and Garan, N. J., (1984) Herbal practices of the mangyans of Oriental Mindoro, Philippines
    • ASOMPS V Program and Abstracts.
    • Quintana, E.G., (1986) Cultural management of selected plants used for dental care
    • 74th Annual World Dental Congress. Federation Dentaire International (FDI). Book of Abstracts.
    • Quintana, E.G., Espino, R. R. C. and Saludez, J. D., (1986) Response of lagundi (Vitex negundo L.) to various propagation treatments
    • Hortscience 21(3)
    • Rimando, A.M., Inoshori, S., Otsuka, H., Khoda, H., Yamasaki, K., Padolina, W. G., Torres, I., Quintana E. G. and Cantoria, M. C., (1987) Screening for mast cell histamine release inhibitory activity of Philippine medicinal plants. Active constituents of ehretia microphylla
    • Shoyakugaku Zasshi 43(3)
    • Quintana, E.G. and Marbida, S. M., (1988) The effect of storage on the pesticidal activities of Tagetes Erecta L. and Tinospora Rumphii Boerl. against plutella xylostella (Diamondback moth)
    • In Proc. International Seminar on Underutilized Bioresources in the Tropics.
    • Quintana, E.G., (1989) Abstract bibliography on medicinal plants
    • PCHRD-DOST
    • Quintana, E.G. and Siopongco, L. B., (1989) Mass propagation of selected medicinal plants
    • In Abstracts: UNESCO Symposium on the Development of Drugs from Plants.
    • Escano, C.R., Quintana, E. G. and Telan, I. F., (1988) Survey on the use of plant materials for pest control in selected areas in the Philippines
    • Proc. Final Workshop of IRRI-ADB-EWC Project on Botanical Pest Control in Rice-Based Cropping System.
    • Quintana, E.G. and Mayuga, I. C., (1999) A primer on the growing of medicinal plants: I. Lagundi, Vitex Negundo L., II. Sambong, Blumea Balsamifera (L.) D.C.
    • UPLB-CA Publications Program
    • Quintana, E.G. and Maghirang, R. G., (1989) Cultural management and postharvest handling of lagundi (Vitex Negundo L.).
    • In Lagundi (Vitex negundo L.) Monograph. Technical Report Series No. 6.
    • Quintana, E.G., Morallo-Rejesus B. and Marbida, S. M., (1990) The effect of storage on the pesticidal property of Tinospora rumphii Boerl. against Plutella xylostella L. (Diamondback moth)
    • In Abstracts of Contributed Papers 2- Poster. XXIIrd International Horticultural Congress.
    • Morallo-Rejesus, B., Maini, H., Dayrit, F., Quintana, E.G., (1990) Insecticidal action of Vitex negundo L.
    • Proc. First Asia Pacific Congress of Entomology
    • Quintana, E.G., Wiersema, S. G., Bautista, O. K. and Valencia, R. B., (1991) Screening for natural potato tuber sprout inhibitor using plants of the labiatae family
    • The Potato and Sweet Potato in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Region.
    • Quintana, E.G., (1991) Research Activities: Agriculture
    • In Selection and Scientific Validation of Medicinal Plants for Primary Health Care.
    • Quintana, E.G., Deseo, M. A. and Medina, S. M., (1992) Harvesting and postharvest handling of medicinal plants: Vitex Negundo L. (Lagundi)
    • page MO 21 in ASOMPS VII Programme Abstracts.
    • Morallo-Rejesus, B., Maini, H. A., Dayrit F. M., and Quintana, E. G., (1992) Biocidal action of some medicinal plants to insects
    • Page TO-25 in ASOMPS VII Programme and Abstracts.
    • Quintana, E.G. and Bautista, O. K. , (1992) Suppression of sprouting in Irish potato tubers by crude oils from plants
    • The Philippine Journal of Crop Science. 17(1)
    • Rejesus, B.M., Maini, H.A., Ocampo, V.R., Dayrit, F.M. and Quintana, E.G., (1993) Insecticidal actions of several Philippine plants with emphasis on Vitex Negundo L.
    • The Philippine Agriculturist Volume 76, No. 4

Trainings

    • An International Training Program on New Crops:Aromatic and Medicinal Plants, 1995 Je 19-1995 Jl 1, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA