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Cabrera, Esperanza C.


BIOLOGY
De La Salle University
Philippines

Biography

Dr. Esperanza C. Cabrera is a Full Professor 10 and University Fellow of De La Salle University, Manila. She earned her BS Medical Technology degree from the University of Santo Tomas, summa cum laude, MSPH in Medical Microbiology from the University of the Philippines-College of Public Health, and PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Santo Tomas. Her research interests are in the area of medical microbiology, notably on the virulence and transferable multiple drug resistance of healthcare-acquired and community-acquired bacterial pathogens. Lately, she has also been working on the beneficial aspect of microbes, involving studies on the bioactivities of probiotics, including their antimicrobial activities and cytotoxicity to cancer cells. She has been recognized for her teaching and research in the area of Microbiology with awards such as the Outstanding Microbiologist Award and the Professor William L. Fernandez Excellence in Microbiology Teaching Award, both given by the Philippine Society for Microbiology Inc., Crisanto G. Almario Memorial Award for Research from the Philippine Association of Medical Technologists, University of Santo Tomas Graduate School Outstanding Alumna award, St. Benilde Romancon Pillar Award for Excellence in Teaching and Outstanding Teacher awards of the DLSU Students' Search for Outstanding Teachers from the De La Salle University. She is a Diplomate of the Philippine Academy of Microbiology and is currently the Country Ambassador to the Philippines of the American Society for Microbiology.

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area of medical microbiology, notably on the virulence and transferable multiple drug resistance of healthcare-acquired and community-acquired bacterial pathogens.

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