Jennifer A. Philips, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Medicine and Molecular Microbiology & Co-director, Infectious Diseases Division

Research Interest

Complications

Category(ies) of Research

Basic

Descriptor of Research

Dr. Jennifer Phillips is Co-Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases. Her laboratory studies the pathogenesis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. An elected member of the ASCI, she has made seminal contributions to understanding host-pathogen interactions that contribute to immune evasion by M. tuberculosis. Dr. Phillips is also pursuing novel M. tuberculosis metabolites that might be exploited in the development of biomarkers useful for guiding treatment. For reasons that are obscure, diabetes predisposes to M. tuberculosis infection. Dr. Phillips is interested in contributing to a new DRC Core directed by Dr. Jeff Henderson focused on identifying mechanisms responsible for the infectious complications of diabetes.

Philips Lab

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