Dr. M. Ian Phillips
Gene and Stem Cell Therapies for Rare Diseases
Dr. Phillips received his PhD and DSc in pharmacology at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Michigan, and then an instructor and fellow in the Division of Biology at the California Institute of Technology. He became Professor of Physiology at the University of Iowa, and then moved to the University of Florida, where he served for over twenty years as Chairman of Physiology. In 1990, he served as Program Director of Neurobiology at the National Science Foundation, where he worked with the White House Office of Technology on "The Decade of the Brain." In 2002, Dr. Phillips was appointed Vice President for Research at the University of South Florida, Tampa. In 2006, Dr. Phillips joined Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences (KGI), where he was appointed Norris Professor of Applied Life Sciences and founding director of the Center for Rare Disease Therapies.