Jerry L. Phillips is Director of the Excel Science Center and Professor Attendant of Chemistry & Biochemistry at University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. He earned his B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO. He then was a postdoctoral fellow of the American Cancer Society at the McArdle Cancer Research Laboratory (University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI). Dr. Phillips began his academic career at the University of Texas at San Antonio. He later moved to the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology, where he was also Senior Scientist and Director of the Phase I Drug Development Laboratory at the Cancer Therapy and Research Center. Phillips then moved to California, where he was a Research Scientist at the Pettis Memorial VA Hospital in Loma Linda, CA, and Research Professor of Pharmacology at the Loma Linda School of Medicine.

During his years in academia, Phillips taught a variety of courses in biochemistry and nutrition, and directed a well-funded, internationally-known research program. Phillips has published over 60 research papers, and presented his work in over 70 talks at national and international scientific meetings. He also has been an invited speaker at Universities and scientific meetings in the US, Europe,