After receiving a BS in Microbiology at Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Julie Phillippi went on to earn her PhD from Carnegie Mellon University. She joined the University of Pittsburgh faculty in 2007. Her current position is Assistant Professor in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, School of Medicine, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering. Dr. Phillippi is PI on an R56 award (2015-2016) and Co-I on an R01 award from NHLBI (2012-2017).
Dr. Phillippi is a member of the American Heart Association and the International Society for Applied Cardiovascular Biology. Dr. Phillippi is an Associate Editor with Science Advances, of the Science family of Journals with AAAS and a reviewer for the journals Stem Cells, Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Acta Biomaterialia, the Journal of Biomechanics, Cytometry A, and several others.
Dr. Phillippi’s research is focused on the role perivascular progenitor cells, adventitial biology/biomechanics and vasa vasorum function in cardiovascular disease, spatial patterning of neovascularization, cellular mechanisms inciting thoracic aortic aneurysm, vascular/microvascular matrix remodeling, and tissue-engineered models of aortic disease.
View a list of Dr. Phillippi’s publications here.