Celine Carmen D. Yabut March 9, 2014
Dr. Alfredo F. Galvez
Dr. Alfredo F. Galvez is a Filipino scientist who is currently the Director of Research at the Missouri Plant Science center, Center Scientist (Collaborator) at UC Davis, and the Lead Scientific Advisor at Soy Labs LLC. He used to study at the University of the Philippines Los Baños for both a bachelor’s degree in Plant Physiology and Genetics and master’s degree in Genetics and Plant Breeding, University of California, Davis for a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Cytogenetics and University of California, Berkeley for postdoctoral research in Nutrition, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Dr. Galvez had a lot of projects and some of them were the Chemopreventive property of lunasin soy peptide, effect of lunasin on PhIP-induced carcinogenesis, effect of lunasin on prostate cancer formation, determination of lunasin as the active component in soy protein responsible for lowering LDL cholesterol, bioavailability of lunasin-enriched soy extract and lunasin-enriched soy powder, development of formulated lunasin-enriched soy extract and soy preparations, and the development of bioactivity assay for lunasin soy peptide.
He also received some honors and awards for his projects. These honors and awards he received are the University of the Philippines Research Fellowship from the year 1982 to 1987, Pioneer International Graduate Scholarship from the year 1987 to 1991, Jastro-Shields Graduate Scholarship on 1992, UNDP Awardee, Transfer of Knowledge through Expatriate Nationals on 1999, American Association for Cancer Research Minority Research Awardee on 2001, Philippine Development Foundation Awardee in Science on 2010, and Innovative Minds in Prostate Cancer Today (DOD) on 2011.
Dr. Galvez was and is part of a lot of organizations. These organizations are the Philippine-American Association of Scientists and Engineers (PAASE), Philippine Development Foundation (PhilDev), American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Association for Cancer Research, American Heart Association, Prostate Cancer Research Group, UC Davis Cancer Center, Global Healthshare Initiative (GHSI), UC Davis, Center of Excellence for Nutritional Genomics, UC Davis, and Chemo-Dietary Prevention (CDP) Study Section, NIH/CSR.
He invented and discovered a lot of things. These inventions and discoveries are the following: use of lunasin peptide as a transcriptional activator to prevent cancer and related methods for treatment, monitoring and prognosis, products and methods using soy peptides to lower total and LDL cholesterol levels in mammals, methods for using soy peptides to inhibit H3 acetylation, reduce expression of HMG CoA reductase and increase LDL receptor and SP1 expression in mammals, soybean Protein Nutraceuticals, and lunasin peptides.
In my opinion, Dr. Alfredo Galvez is a good scientist. I think he makes me, as a Filipino, proud. He has helped a lot of people with his research and inventions. He has done, what I think, is really good for not only the country and the Filipinos but also the whole world. Dr. Galvez was and is doing our world a favor with his research and inventions. We are really lucky to have him here as a Filipino Scientist who can help with many important things like his recent work.
“Alfredo Galvez” Linkedin. http://www.linkedin.com/pub/alfredo-galvez/3b/638/b31 Web. 8 March 2014.