Haley Phillips

[vc_row][vc_column][distance][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][big_title bigtitle_content=”Haley Phillips”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”9732″ style=”vc_box_shadow_border”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][contact_info heading_text=”Doctoral Student” email=”[email protected]” email_url=”[email protected]”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][subtitle subtitle_content=”Education”][vc_column_text]B.A. Chemistry
St. Olaf College, 2011.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][subtitle subtitle_content=”Publications”][vc_column_text]Li, H.; Cortez, M. A.; Phillips, H. R.; Wu, Y.; Reineke, T. M. Poly(2-deoxy-2-methacrylamido glucopyranose)-b-Poly(methacrylate amine)s: Optimization of Diblock Glyco-polycations for Nucleic Acid Delivery. ACS Macro Lett. 2013, 2, 230-235.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][subtitle subtitle_content=”Research”][vc_column_text]

Research Background

My career in research began with organometallic small molecule synthesis at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Over the summer and into my senior year I worked to build disulfide bridges within cyclopentadienyl sandwiches using various metals at the core such as iron, nickel, molybdenum, and tungsten. I came to the U of M with a strong interest in biology as well as a B.A. in chemistry.

Current Research

The dual interest in biology and chemistry serves me well in my current field of chemical biology. The goal of my project is to elucidate the physiochemical properties that dictate the pharmacokinetics of our glycopolymers. I study the biodistribution, toxicity, and changes in gene expression that result from exposing cell and animal models to polymer-nucleic acid complexes. The development of novel and effective gene delivery vehicles will advance the field of gene therapy.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row]