Phillip J Stone, PhD
Dr. Stone joined the Biochemistry Department in 1971 working as a postdoc for Dr. Marrott Sinex, the Chair of Biochemistry at that time. He performed a second postdoc in Dr. Carl Franzblau’s laboratory beginning in 1973, followed by receiving a Young Investigator Award from the NHLBI. After being appointed an Instructor in 1974, Dr. Stone rose through the ranks and was appointed as Professor of Biochemistry in 1988. From 2013-present Dr. Stone is Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry.
His research interests include the biochemical basis for elastin destruction in pulmonary emphysema, a long held interest stemming from collaboration between the Pulmonary Section at Boston University School of Medicine and the Biochemistry Department. Dr. Stone has initiated a number of other fruitful collaborations with clinical departments in the Medical Center, such as GI and Rheumatology, based on a clinical assay of elastin degradation developed in his laboratory and resulting in two US patents.
Currently he is an Assistant Dean of Admissions for the Medical School, and Departmental representative on the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee. He also teaches myoglobin and hemoglobin Biochemistry in MD512/OH751 (Dental Biochemistry) and supervises student presented cases on sickle cell disease in dental medicine.