Philip Santangelo, PhD

Dr. Philip J. Santangelo is a Professor in the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Emory University and Georgia Tech. He graduated from Polytechnic University (currently NYU Tandon School of Engineering) in 1991 with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. In 1998, he obtained his Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of California at Davis and followed his Ph.D. with a postdoctoral fellowship at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California. Dr. Santangelo returned to academia as a postdoctoral fellow and then as a research faculty member at Georgia Tech under Dr. Gang Bao until his current appointment at Georgia Tech. Dr. Santangelo’s current research focuses on the development of imaging technology for the study of RNA regulation and the pathogenesis of RNA viruses, and the development of synthetic mRNA-based therapeutics and vaccines. To date, the results of his work have been published in high impact journals such as Nature Methods, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, Nature BME, Science, and Nucleic Acids Research.