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Richard Paige Phipps, Ph.D.

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Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 273-3033

Office: (585) 275-8326

Fax: (585) 276-0239

Research Labs

Lab: (585) 275-7836

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Biography

Dr. Phipps' research investigates several diseases involving immune and inflammatory components. He studies B cells and B cell lymphomas and how they are influenced by lipid mediators called prostaglandins. His laboratory also studies abnormal inflammatory and wound healing responses in the orbit of the eye (thyroid eye disease) and the lung (scarring) that involve fibroblast biology. Finally, he and his colleagues study platelets and their emerging role in inflammatory diseases such as diabetes and lung disease.

Professional Background

Dr. Phipps has authored or co-authorized over 190 articles, and numerous book chapters and reviews concerning control of normal and malignant B lymphocyte activation, cellular and molecular characterization of fibroblasts as mediators of inflammation, wound healing and fibrosis, Graves ophthalmopathy, and platelet biology. He is on the editorial board of Clinical Immunology and PPAR Research and is an ad hoc reviewer for many journals including the Journal of Clinical Investigation, American Journal of Pathology, PNAS, Trends in Immunology, Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Journal of Immunology. Dr. Phipps is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, The American Physiological Society, The American Association of Immunologists, The American Society of Clinical Pathology, the American Thoracic Society and The American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has served on numerous review committees for the NIH and other government agencies.

Dr. Phipps was awarded three patents; immunologic conjugates of gram-negative bacterial autoinducer molecules, antibodies raised against immunogenic conjugates of gram-negative bacterial autoinducer molecules, and method for detecting a gram-negative bacterial autoinducer molecule. Dr. Phipps has received numerous awards and honors including the Arthur Kornberg Research Award, Burroughs-Wellcome Foundation Faculty Scholar, and the University of Rochester Pre and Postdoctoral Student Mentoring Award.

Dr. Phipps has dedicated his career to advancing biomedical research and training pre and postdoctoral students. His research studying prostaglandins, cytokines, and fibroblasts have contributed to a better understanding of B cell lymphoma, Graves Disease, and inflammatory processes.

Research

Dr. Phipps has authored or co-authorized over 170 articles, and numerous book chapters and reviews concerning control of normal and malignant B lymphocyte activation, cellular and molecular characterization of fibroblasts as mediators of inflammation, wound healing and fibrosis, Graves' ophthalmopathy, and platelet biology. He is on the editorial board of Clinical Immunology and is an ad hoc reviewer for many journals including the Journal of Clinical Investigation, American J. of Pathology, PNAS, Trends in Immunology, Journal of Biological Chemistry, and Journal of Immunology. Dr. Phipps is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research, The American Physiological Society, The American Association of Immunologists, The American Society of Clinical Pathology, and the American Thoracic Society. He has served on numerous review committees for the NIH and other government agencies.

Dr. Phipps was awarded three patents; immunologic conjugates of gram-negative bacterial autoinducer molecules, antibodies raised against immunogenic conjugates of gram-negative bacterial autoinducer molecules, and method for detecting a gram-negative bacterial autoinducer molecule. Dr. Phipps has received numerous awards and honors including the Arthur Kornberg Research Award, Burroughs-Wellcome Foundation Faculty Scholar, and the University of Rochester Pre and Postdoctoral Student Mentoring Award.

Dr. Phipps has dedicated his career to advancing biomedical research and training pre and postdoctoral students. His research studying prostaglandins, cytokines, and fibroblasts have contributed to a better understanding of B cell lymphoma, Graves' Disease, and inflammatory processes.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Education

1977
BS | Loyola College
Medical Technology

1980
PhD | Medical College of Virginia
Immunology

Awards

2008 - 2012
Dean's Professor of Environmental Medicine
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

2007
Toxicology Student Award for Teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

2006
Excellence in Research Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

2002
Faculty Award for Mentoring Pre-Doctoral students and Post-Doctoral Fellows
Location: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

1998
Arthur Kornberg Research Prize, University of Rochester
Sponsor: Rochester, NY

1993
Distinguished Alumni Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship
Sponsor: Medical College of Virginia

1992
Featured speaker-Second Interlaken Conf on Prostaglandins & Leukotrienes
Sponsor: Interlaken Conference Organizers

1986
Travel Fellowship: NIH Conf on molecular biological approaches to rheumatic diseases
Sponsor: National Institute of Arthritis, Arthritis Foundation Travel Fel
Location: Rochester, NY

1986
Travel Fellowship to attend Amer Rheumatism Asso Mtg
Sponsor: Arthritis Found/Merck, Sharp & Dohme Travel Fellowship

1984 - 1987
Arthritis Foundation Investigatorship
Sponsor: Arthritis Foundation
Location: Rochester, NY

1982 - 1984
Arthritis Foundation Fellowship
Sponsor: Arthritis Foundation
Location: Rochester, NY

1981 - 1982
Postdoctoral Fellowship
Location: Div of Immunology, Duke University Med Ctr, NIH Rese

1980
First Prize, Virginia Academy of Science, Microbiology Section,
Location: Virginia Academy of Science, Microbiology Section

1979 - 1980
Predoctoral Fellowship, Training in Cancer Etiology and Treatment
Location: Department of Microbiology, The Medical College of Virginia, NIH

1979 - 1980
Postgraduate Scholar at the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
Location: Walter & Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne, Au

1977 - 1979
Predoctoral Fellowship, Infectious Disease
Location: Department of Microbiology, The Medical College of Virginia, NI

1977
Graduated magna cum laude
Location: Loyola College, Baltimore, MD

1973 - 1977
Loyola College Scholarship, Maryland Senatorial Scholarship, Cummins Engine Company Scholarship, 1973-1977.

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Patents

Title: Hernia Repair Device and Methods
U.S. Serial #: 15/451,078
Filed: Mar 06, 2017
Invented By: RichardPhipps, CollynnWoeller

Title: Permeaderm with salinomycin to cover chronic wounds
U.S. Serial #: 15/089,588
Filed: Apr 04, 2016
Invented By: RichardPhipps, CollynnWoeller

Title: Small Molecule Anti-Scarring Agents
U.S. Serial #: 15/319,254
Filed: Jun 16, 2015
Invented By: RichardPhipps, CollynnWoeller

Title: LDH Inhibitors as Treatment for Fibrosis and for Fibrotic-Related Disorders
U.S. Serial #: 14/718,933
Filed: May 21, 2015
Invented By: R. MatthewKottmann, RichardPhipps, PatriciaSime

Title: Skin Substitute AND Wound Dressing with ADDED ANTI-SCAR COMPOUND
U.S. Serial #: 14/696,433
Filed: Apr 25, 2015
Invented By: RichardPhipps, CollynnWoeller

Title: Thy-1 (CD90) As a Novel Therapy to Control Adipose Tissue Accumulation
U.S. Serial #: 14/437,378
Filed: Oct 21, 2013
Invented By: StevenFeldon, RichardPhipps, CollynnWoeller

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Publications

Journal Articles

9/1/2017
Jackson TC, Zhang YV, Sime PJ, Phipps RP, Kottmann RM. "Development of an accurate and sensitive method for lactate analysis in exhaled breath condensate by LC MS/MS." Journal of chromatography. B, Analytical technologies in the biomedical and life sciences.. 2017 Sep 1; 1061-1062:468-473. Epub 2017 Jul 24.

9/2017
McCarthy CE, Duffney PF, Wyatt JD, Thatcher TH, Phipps RP, Sime PJ. "Comparison of in vitro toxicological effects of biomass smoke from different sources of animal dung." Toxicology in vitro : an international journal published in association with BIBRA.. 2017 Sep 0; 43:76-86. Epub 2017 May 30.

8/2017
Jeon KI, Phipps RP, Sime PJ, Huxlin KR. "Antifibrotic Actions of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor ? Ligands in Corneal Fibroblasts Are Mediated by ?-Catenin-Regulated Pathways." The American journal of pathology.. 2017 Aug 0; 187(8):1660-1669. Epub 2017 Jun 10.

Books & Chapters

2010
Chapter Title: Transfusion in Critical Care
Book Title: Transfusion Medicine
Author List: Dahanayake T, Sime PJ, Phipps RP, Blumberg N
Edited By: Mintz, P
Published By: AABB Press2010 in Bethesda, MD

2005
Chapter Title: Functional assess. fibroblast heterogneity by cell-surface glycoprotein Thy-1
Book Title: Myofibroblasts
Author List: Baglole, CJ, Smith, TJ, Foster, D, Sime, PJ, Feldon S, Phipps, RP
Published By: Landes Bioscience2005

2005
Chapter Title: Anti-inflammatory therapies for lung injury
Book Title: Lung injury: mechanisms, pathophysiology and therapy
Author List: Phipps RP, Beckett W, Kaufman J, Martey C, Sime PJ, Thatcher TJ
Edited By: Notter R, Finkelstein J, and Holm B
Published By: Taylor & Francis Ltd2005

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