FORENSIC DNA TECHNOLOGY: A POWERFUL TOOL FOR JUDICIAL REFORM
Dr. Maria Corazon De Ungria
DR. MARIA CORAZON DE UNGRIA heads the DNA Analysis Laboratory of the Natural Sciences Research Institute, UP Diliman and the Director of the Program on Forensics and Ethnicity of the Philippine Genome Center.
Because of her work in promoting the use of DNA technology as a tool for finding justice or “DNA Forensics” and for helping study out national (pre)history through understanding the genetics of Philippine populations, Dr. De Ungria had received prestigious scientific awards such as the NAST Outstanding Young Scientist in 2003, the UP Gawad Hall of Fame for Best REPS in Research of Science in 2006 and being named as the first Filipino regional fellow affiliate of the Academy of Science in the Developing World (2007-2011).
Her type of leadership was recognized by different sectors that awarded her with the TOYM award (2005), the Asia Society Young Leader Award (2006), and the TOWNS award (2007).
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