John D. Phillips, PhD


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Bioengineering - Adjunct Professor, Internal Medicine - Professor, Pathology - Adjunct Professor
  • Divisions: Hematology/BMT

Academic Office Information

  • 801-213-2081
  • Cell Therapy & Regenerative Medicine
    675 Arapeen Way, Room: Suite 300
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108


Academic Bio

John D. Phillips, Ph.D. is a Research Professor in the Division of Hematology and Hematologic Malignancies, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. In addition, he is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology. Dr. Phillips is also Director of the University of Utah Health Sciences Center (HSC) Core Research Facilities. His research focuses on porphyria and porphyrin biosynthesis. Dr. Phillips obtained his B.S. from University of New Hampshire, and then his Ph.D. from Dartmouth College.

Education History

Type School Degree
Research Fellow University of Utah
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Doctoral Training Dartmouth College
Undergraduate University of New Hampshire

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Yien YY, Robledo RF, Schultz IJ, Takahashi-Makise N, Gwynn B, Bauer DE, Dass A, Yi G, Li L, Hildick-Smith GJ, Cooney JD, Pierce EL, Mohler K, Dailey TA, Miyata N, Kingsley PD, Garone C, Hattangadi SM, Huang H, Chen W, Keenan EM, Shah DI, Schlaeger TM, DiMauro S, Orkin SH, Cantor AB, Palis J, Koehler CM, Lodish HF, Kaplan J, Ward DM, Dailey HA, Phillips JD, Peters LL, Paw BH (2014). TMEM14C is required for erythroid mitochondrial heme metabolism. J Clin Invest, 124(10), 4294-304.
  2. Balwani M, Doheny D, Bishop DF, Nazarenko I, Yasuda M, Dailey HA, Anderson KE, Bissell DM, Bloomer J, Bonkovsky HL, Phillips JD, Liu L, Desnick RJ (2013). Loss-of-function ferrochelatase and gain-of-function erythroid-specific 5-aminolevulinate synthase mutations causing erythropoietic protoporphyria and x-linked protoporphyria in North American patients reveal novel mutations and a high prevalence of X-linked protoporphyria. Mol Med, 19, 26-35.
  3. Wang L, He F, Bu J, Zhen Y, Liu X, Du W, Dong J, Cooney JD, Dubey SK, Shi Y, Gong B, Li J, McBride PF, Jia Y, Lu F, Soltis KA, Lin Y, Namburi P, Liang C, Sundaresan P, Paw BH, Li W, Li DY, Phillips JD, Yang Z (2012). ABCB6 mutations cause ocular coloboma. Am J Hum Genet, 90(1), 40-8.
  4. Phillips JD, Kushner JP, Bergonia HA, Franklin MR (2011). Uroporphyria in the Cyp1a2-/- mouse. Blood Cells Mol Dis, 47(4), 249-54.
  5. Huang Z, Chen K, Xu T, Zhang J, Li Y, Li W, Agarwal AK, Clark AM, Phillips JD, Pan X (2011). Sampangine inhibits heme biosynthesis in both yeast and human. Eukaryot Cell, 10(11), 1536-44.
  6. To-Figueras J, Phillips JD, Gonzalez-Lopez JM, Badenas C, Madrigal I, Gonzalez-Romaris EM, Ramos C, Aguirre JM, Herrero C (2011). Hepatoerythropoietic porphyria due to a novel mutation in the uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase gene. Br J Dermatol, 165(3), 499-505.
  7. Boynton TO, Gerdes S, Craven SH, Neidle EL, Phillips JD, Dailey HA (2011). Discovery of a gene involved in a third bacterial protoporphyrinogen oxidase activity through comparative genomic analysis and functional complementation. Appl Environ Microbiol, 77(14), 4795-801.
  8. Troadec MB, Warner D, Wallace J, Thomas K, Spangrude GJ, Phillips JD, Khalimonchuk O, Paw BH, Ward DM, Kaplan J (2011). Targeted deletion of the mouse Mitoferrin1 gene: from anemia to protoporphyria. Blood, 117(20), 5494-5502.
  9. Lorenzo FR 5th, Phillips JD, Nussenzveig R, Lingam B, Koul PA, Schrier SL, Prchal JT (2011). Molecular basis of two novel mutations found in type I methemoglobinemia. Blood Cells Mol Dis, 46(4), 277-81.
  10. Dailey HA, Septer AN, Daugherty L, Thames D, Gerdes S, Stabb EV, Dunn AK, Dailey TA, Phillips JD (2011). The Escherichia coli protein YfeX functions as a porphyrinogen oxidase, not a heme dechelatase. mBio, 2(6), e00248-11.
  11. Phillips JD, Whitby FG, Warby CA, Labbe P, Yang C, Pflugrath JW, Ferrara JD, Robinson H, Kushner JP, Hill CP (2004). Crystal Structure of the Oxygen-dependent Coproporphyrinogen Oxidase (Hem13p) of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J Biol Chem, 279, 38960-38968.