Dr. Santos is recognized for his researches in the chemistry of natural products. He has done a lot of work in the isolation and elucidation of the phaeantharine and other alkaloids from Philippine medical plants.
For 45 years, Dr. Santos served in various capacities at the University of the Philippines until he retired in 1965 as Dean of the College of Pharmacy. After his UP stint, Dr. Santos continued to do research at the UST Research Center and the National Institute of Science and Technology (NAST).
Birthdate: 15 August 1900
Died: 11 April 1990
- BS Pharmacy - University of the Philippines 1923
- Doctorate in Pharmacy - University of Santo Tomas 1925
- Doctorate in Philosophy - Westfalische Wilhelms Universitat Munster 1929