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Phillip Brooks Hylemon

microbiologist , researcher

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.

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