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Phillip Hylemon, Ph.D.

Research program member: Cancer Cell Signaling

Box 980678
1217 E. Marshall St.
Richmond, VA 23298-0678




Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine


PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1971)

Research description

We are investigating the role of bile acid activated cell signaling in cholangiocarcinoma and in esophageal cancer. Specifically, the role of sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 2 in activating signaling pathways promoting proliferation and inflammation.

Research keywords

Bile acids, sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 2, cholangiocarcinoma, esophageal cancer, non-coding RNA (H19)

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Awards and honors

Adolf Windous Prize for Outstanding Bile Acid Research Publications, 1990, Falk Foundation, Germany
Virginia's Outstanding Scientist Award, 1991, Science Museum of Virginia
VCU Award of Excellence, 2005, Virginia Commonwealth University
VCU Outstanding Scholar Award, 1992, Virginia Commonwealth University