Donald G Phinney
Department of Molecular Therapeutics, The Scripps Research Institute
Dr. Phinney received Undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics from the University of Vermont, a PhD in Biochemistry from Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and was an American Cancer Society Fellow at Fox Chase Cancer Center where he studied Transcriptional Regulation of the proto-oncogene junB. Dr. Phinney then spent nine years at Tulane University advancing to the rank of Professor of Immunology and Microbiology and Associate Director of Research at the Center for Gene Therapy. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Molecular Therapeutics at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida where he studies the basic biology, transplantation immunology and anti-inflammatory activity of mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) using a variety of animal models. Dr. Phinney is an NIH funded investigator, served as Co-Editor of the journal Stem Cells, and currently serves on the MSC committee for the International Society of Cell Therapy (ISCT).
Mesenchymal stem cells, basic stem cell biology, stem cell characterization, transplantation immunology, chronic inflammatory diseases of lung, epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT).