Philip J. Santangelo

Philip Santangelo


Philip Santangelo is a professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech School of Engineering and Emory University School of Medicine. He is a member of the Cancer Immunology Research Program at Winship Cancer Institute. 

Dr. Santangelo obtained his Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of California at Davis. He completed his postdoctoral training at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California and at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia. He also holds an MS in Engineering from Purdue University. 

The overarching theme of the Santangelo lab is the spatial biology of RNA viruses and RNA regulation. Spatial biology is the study of biology in three dimensions — and the Santangelo lab develops advanced imaging tools to achieve this goal. The lab focuses their tools on the spatial biology of HIV/SIV and human respiratory synctial virus (leading cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in babies) and the aberrant regulation of messenger RNA during inflammation, viral infections and cancer pathogenesis. They have developed both single molecule methods and whole body imaging methods in order to work towards our goals.


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    Research Focus Areas:
  • Cancer Biology
  • Drug Design, Development and Delivery

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