IMG 1657

Dr. Hiyas Junio

Position: Assistant Professor

Education: Ph.D. Medicinal Biochemistry,

                  University of North Carolina at Greensboro; B.S. Chemistry, UP Diliman

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 Research Fellow, Novartis Basel, Switzerland

Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana University at Bloomington

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina at Greensboro



Medicinal Biochemistry, Natural Products Chemistry, Mass Spectrometry




H.A. Junio,D.A. Todd, K.A. Ettefagh, ,B. M. Ehrmann, J.S. Kavanaugh, A. R. Horswill, N.B. Cech, “Quantitative Analysis of Autoinducing Peptide I (AIP-I) fromStaphylococcus aureusCultures using UPLC-HRMS”J. Chrom. B., 2013

H.A. Junio, A. A. Sy-Cordero, K.A. Ettefagh, J.T. Burns, K. T. Micko, T. N. Graf, S. J. Richter, R. E. Cannon, N. H. Oberlies, N. B. Cech. "Synergy-Directed Fractionation of Botanical Medicines: A Case Study with Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis,L.)"J. Nat. Prod.,2011

- Featured in theChemical & Engineering NewsJune 14, 2011 Issue with article by Catherine M. Cooney. “New Method Pinpoints Synergistic Botanical Compounds”.

- Awarded as the2011 Journal of Natural Products Jack L. Beal Awardfor the Best Journal of Natural Products Paper by a Young Investigator

N. B. Cech,H. A. Junio, L. W. Ackermann, J. S. Kavanaugh, and A. H. Horswill."Quorum Quenching and Antimicrobial Activity of Goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis, L.) against Methicillin-ResistantStaphylococcus aureus (MRSA)” Planta Med., 2012