Phillip Hylemon, Ph.D.
Research program member: Cancer Cell Signaling
1217 E. Marshall St.
Richmond, VA 23298-0678
Professor, Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine
PhD, Virginia Polytechnic Institute (1971)
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.
Bile acids, sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 2, cholangiocarcinoma, esophageal cancer, non-coding RNA (H19)
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