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Phillip Brooks Hylemon

Phillip Brooks Hylemon, American microbiologist, researcher. Achievements include discovery of a new biolchemical pathway for converting primary bile acids to secondary bile acids in intestinal bacteria. Named Virginia Outstanding Scientist, Science Museum Virginia, 1991; recipient Adolf Windaus award, Falk Foundation, Freiburg, Germany, 1990, Achievement award, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2005.

Background

  • Hylemon, Phillip Brooks was born on December 9, 1944 in Burnsville, North Carolina, United States. Son of Lawrence William Hylemon and Grace Elizabeth Rathburn.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, 1971.

    Career

    • Assistant professor, department microbiology & medicine Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, since 1973. Postdoctoral Department Microbiology & Immunology, Virginia Commonwealth University, since 1971, associate professor, 1978—1984, professor, since 1985.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include discovery of a new biolchemical pathway for converting primary bile acids to secondary bile acids in intestinal bacteria.

    Membership

    Member of American Academy Microbiology, American Society Microbiology.

    Connections

    • Married Sharon Ruth Keyser, April 28, 1979.
    • father: Lawrence William Hylemon
    • mother: Grace Elizabeth Rathburn
    • spouse: Sharon Ruth Keyser
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    Born December 9, 1944
    (age 72)
    Nationality
    • 1971
      Virginia Tech
    • 1971
      postdoctoral Department Microbiology & Immunology
    • 1973
      Assistant, professor
      Richmond, Virginia, United States