Jennifer Philip, MDPostdoctoral Fellow
As a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Naomi Chesler’s group, I pursue exciting research in the area of vascular tissue biomechanics with a specific focus on pulmonary hypertension. I received my undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Washington University in 2009. Following which attended the University of Chicago Priztker School of Medicine graduating in 2014. During medical school I completed a one year research fellowship as part of the Howard Hughes Medical Fellows program during which I investigated adverse cardiac remodeling as a precursor to heart failure. I came to the University of Wisconsin in 2014 to begin my general surgery residency. I joined Dr. Chesler’s group due to their use of novel in vivo biomechanic techniques to study the relationship between the right ventricle and pulmonary vascular in the setting of disease as well as their multidisciplinary approach which combines engineering, biochemical and clinical expertise. I’m currently developing a model of secondary pulmonary hypertension due to left heart failure in order to allow for characterization of this disease process and identification of novel therapeutic targets. In addition, I’m studying the role of HIF-1? in regulation of pulmonary artery adventitial fibroblasts.