Jennifer A. Philips
  • Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, New York University School of Medicine, USA
Research fields
  • Microbiology
Personal information


Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Biophysics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 1998
M.D. in Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 2000

Current position

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pathology, Department of Microbiology, NYU Medical Center, (01/2009-present)
Infectious Disease Physician, Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY (01/2009-present)
Infectious Disease Physician, NYU Medical Center, New York, NY (01/2009-present)


Original Reports

  1. Siegrist, M. S., Steigedal, M., Ahmad, R., Mehra, A., Dragset, M. S., Schuster, B. M., Philips, J. A., Carr, S. A. and Rubin, E. J. (2014). Mycobacterial Esx-3 requires multiple components for iron acquisition. MBio 5(3): e01073-01014.
  2. Mehra, A., Zahra, A., Thompson, V., Sirisaengtaksin, N., Wells, A., Porto, M., Koster, S., Penberthy, K., Kubota, Y., Dricot, A., Rogan, D., Vidal, M., Hill, D. E., Bean, A. J. and Philips, J. A. (2013). Mycobacterium tuberculosis type VII secreted effector EsxH targets host ESCRT to impair trafficking. PLoS Pathog 9(10): e1003734.
  3. Philips, J. A., Porto, M. C., Wang, H., Rubin, E. J. and Perrimon, N. (2008). ESCRT factors restrict mycobacterial growth. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105(8): 3070-3075.
  4. Philips, J. A., Marty, F. M., Stone, R. M., Koplan, B. A., Katz, J. T. and Baden, L. R. (2007). Torsades de pointes associated with voriconazole use. Transpl Infect Dis 9(1): 33-36.
  5. Agaisse, H., Burrack, L. S., Philips, J. A., Rubin, E. J., Perrimon, N. and Higgins, D. E. (2005). Genome-wide RNAi screen for host factors required for intracellular bacterial infection. Science 309(5738): 1248-1251.
  6. Philips, J. A., Rubin, E. J. and Perrimon, N. (2005). Drosophila RNAi screen reveals CD36 family member required for mycobacterial infection. Science 309(5738): 1251-1253.
  7. Philips, J. and Herskowitz, I. (1998). Identification of Kel1p, a kelch domain-containing protein involved in cell fusion and morphology in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Cell Biol 143(2): 375-389.
  8. Dernburg, A. F., Broman, K. W., Fung, J. C., Marshall, W. F., Philips, J., Agard, D. A. and Sedat, J. W. (1996). Perturbation of nuclear architecture by long-distance chromosome interactions. Cell 85(5): 745-759.
  9. Philips, J. and Herskowitz, I. (1997). Osmotic balance regulates cell fusion during mating in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Cell Biol 138(5): 961-974.
  10. Wasilewski, M. M., Lim, K., Phillips, J. and McKerrow, J. H. (1996). Cysteine protease inhibitors block schistosome hemoglobin degradation in vitro and decrease worm burden and egg production in vivo. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 81(2): 179-189.
  11. Condon, C., Philips, J., Fu, Z. Y., Squires, C. and Squires, C. L. (1992). Comparison of the expression of the seven ribosomal RNA operons in Escherichia coli. EMBO J 11(11): 4175-4185.

Reviews and book chapters

  1. Philips, J. A. and Blaser, M. (2014). Introduction to Bacteria and Bacterial Diseases, Mandell’s Principles and Practices of Infectious Diseases. (In press)
  2. Cadwell, K. and Philips, J. A. (2013). Autophagy meets phagocytosis. Immunity 39(3): 425-427.
  3. Philips, J. A. and Ernst, J. D. (2012). Tuberculosis pathogenesis and immunity. Annu Rev Pathol 7: 353-384.
  4. Philips, J. A. and Ernst, J. D. (2011). Directly observing therapy: a new view of drug tolerance in tuberculosis. Cell 145(1): 13-14.
  5. Philips, J. A. and Rubin, E. J. (2008). The Microbiology, Virulence, and Immunology of Mycobacteria, In Fishman, A. P, et al. (eds.). Fishman’s Pulmonary Diseases and Disorders, 4th ed. McGraw-Hill.
  6. Philips, J. A. (2008). Mycobacterial manipulation of vacuolar sorting. Cell Microbiol 10(12): 2408-2415.
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