Margaret A. Phillips was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1959. She received her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, Davis (1981) and her PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of California, San Francisco (1988), where she was also a postdoctoral fellow in the Dept. of Biochemistry (1988-1992).
Dr. Phillips is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry at UT Southwestern, where her research focuses on biochemistry and drug discovery in parasitic protozoa.
- University of California-Davis (1981), Biochemistry
- Graduate School
- University of California-Sfran (1988), Pharmaceutical Chemistry
- Drug design in protozoan parasites
- Pyrimidine metabolism in trypanosome and malaria parasites
- Regulation and function of polyamine biosynthesis in African trypanosomes
- Allosteric activation of trypanosomatid deoxyhypusine synthase by a catalytically dead paralog.
- Nguyen S, Jones DC, Wyllie S, Fairlamb AH, Phillips MA J. Biol. Chem. 2013 Mar
- Regulated expression of an essential allosteric activator of polyamine biosynthesis in African trypanosomes
- Willert, E.K. and Phillips, M.A. PLoS pathogens October 2008 4 (10) e1000183
Honors & Awards
- Medicines for Malaria Venture
Project of the Year (2010)
- NIH Merit Award
- Burroughs Wellcome Fund Scholars Award in Molecular Parasitology
- American Heart Association Established Investigator Award
- Burroughs Wellcome Fund, New Investigator Award in Molecular Parasitology
- American Chemical Society
- American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
- American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
- American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene