Jennifer A. Philips, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Infectious Diseases, School of Medicine
global health, infectious disease, tuberculosis

Dr. Philips’ lab focuses on how Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb), one of the world’s most deadly infections, undermines host immune functions. Her laboratory is identifying and characterizing host-pathogen interactions that provide insight into how Mtb alters cellular trafficking, antigen presentation, and cytokine responses of macrophages and dendritic cells. The lab’s goal is to elucidate the mechanisms of immune invasion by Mtb. In doing so, their hope is to make fundamental observations that enable better therapeutics and vaccines for one of humankind’s greatest afflictions.