Phillip is an Award Specialist for Research Management Services Teams A, B, and F, serving the Department of Medicine, CVRI, School of Pharmacy, Neurosurgery, Anatomy, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, and Physiology . Phillip brings a diverse background to his role as Award Specialist. He has an undergraduate degree in biology where he wrote a Senior Thesis in Molecular Genetics focusing on the identification of novel regulatory proteins for purine biosynthesis. After school he spent five years working in a cell and molecular biology laboratory. While in the laboratory he worked on many projects focusing on the interactions between the extracellular matrix and cell surface receptors in epithelial cells. In addition he assisted his PI with submitting many grant proposals to the NIH. More recently, he graduated from law school and is a registered patent attorney.