Ma. Danica Ramil - Researcher Profile


Department

College of Health Sciences

Assistant Professor III

Contact

Email Address: mramil@mmsu.edu.ph


Biography

Ma. Danica Ines-Ramil is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Pharmacy and an early stage researcher with interests in Pharmacology and Toxicology, Natural Products, Drug Delivery and Pharmacy Practice.

She is currently a PhD in Pharmacy candidate at Centro Escolar University – Manila and working on the investigation of natural products’ antihypertensive activities. She obtained her MS in Pharmacy degree from the Philippines Women’s University (PWU) – Manila in 2012 and a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy in 2007 from Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) – City of Batac.

She is the lead author of the published research articles in peered-reviewed journals: “Assessment on the Physicochemical and Phytochemical Properties, Nutritional and Heavy Metal Contents, and Antioxidant Activities of Hylocereus polyrhizus Peel from Northern Philippines” (IJST, 2021) and “Pharmacotherapy of Adult Patient with Chronic Urticaria Associated with Gastritis” (IAM, 2018).

She was able to work as a visiting researcher for MMSU in a research collaboration with Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University (TMPU) in Sendai, Japan for three months in 2019 which focused on the investigation of chemical and biological properties of natural products and the elucidation of their structure-activity relationship. As a result, she co-authored a research article that was published in international indexed journal: “A new hexenoic acid glycoside with cytotoxic activity from the leaves of Psychotria luzoniensis” (Nat Prod Res, 2020) and applied for a patent.

As a project and study leader in the university from 2014 to present, she completed various internally and externally funded researches and received awards from competitions in both regional and national oral research presentations. At present, she is an active member of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee in the university and a number of scientific organizations in the country – Philippine Pharmacists’ Association (PPhA), Natural Product Society of the Philippines (NPSP) and Philippine Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (PSBMB).

Research Publication

  • Ma. Danica Ines Ramil1, Angelica May DC. Mendoza1,Rhian Jaymar D. Ramil1*. 2021. Assessment on the Physicochemical and Phytochemical Properties, Nutritional and Heavy Metals Contents, and Antioxidant Activities of Hylocereus polyrhizus Peel from Northern Philippines. Indian Journal of Science and Technology. Volume 14; Issue Num. Issue 14; April 2021; ISSN0974-6846/0974-5645
  • Rhian Jaymar D. Ramil, Ma Danica I. Ramil, Taisuke Konno, Toshihiro Murata, Kyoko Kobayashi, Buyanmandakh Buyankhishig, Shirley C Agrupis, Kenroh Sasaki. 2020. A New Hexenoic Acid Glycoside with Cytotoxic Activity from the Leaves of Psychotria luzoniensis. Natural product research. Volume 35; Issue Num. 20; May 2020; ISSN1474-6418
  • Ma. Danica I. Ramil, Rhian Jaymar D. Ramil, Agnes DG Dimaano, Gerard Q. De Guzman. 2018. Pharmacotherapy of adult patient with chronic urticaria associated with gastritis. International Annals of Medicine. Volume 2; Issue Num. Issue 8; August 2018
  • De Guzman GQ, Ecalne JKT, Andaya BA, Ramil MDI, Ramil RJD, Cabral RP. 2018. Formulation, Bio-equivalence and In vitro - In vivo Correlation Studies of a Cashew Gum-based Clarithromycin Sustained-release Tablet. Advance Pharmaceutical Journal. Volume 3(2); January 2018

Citations

Author Title of the Paper Publication Citing Article Citing Author Citing Publication Year
Rhian Jaymar D Ramil, Ma Danica I Ramil, Taisuke Konno, Toshihiro Murata, Kyoko Kobayashi, Buyanmandakh Buyankhishig, Shirley C Agrupis, Kenroh Sasaki A new hexenoic acid glycoside with cytotoxic activity from the leaves of Psychotria luzoniensis Natural Product Research Inventory of Rubiaceae species in Mt. Pao Range, Ilocos Norte, Northwestern Luzon, Philippines Mae Ann Batuyong, Michaela A. Calaramo, and Grecebio Jonathan D. Alejandro Journal of Biological Diversities 2021
Rhian Jaymar D Ramil, Ma Danica I Ramil, Taisuke Konno, Toshihiro Murata, Kyoko Kobayashi, Buyanmandakh Buyankhishig, Shirley C Agrupis, Kenroh Sasaki A new hexenoic acid glycoside with cytotoxic activity from the leaves of Psychotria luzoniensis Natural Product Research A revised classification of the sister tribes Palicoureeae and Psychotrieae (Rubiaceae) indicates genus-specific alkaloid accumulation Andreas Berger, Karin Valanr-Vetschera, Johann Schinnerl, and Lothar Brecker Phytochemistry Reviews 2021

Patents