Curriculum Vitae

Donald G. Phinney, Ph.D.

Donald Phinney, PhD

Department of Molecular Medicine

Scripps Research Joint Appointments

Faculty, Graduate Program


Ph.D. (Biochemistry), Temple University, School of Medicine, 1990
B.A. (Chemistry, Mathematics), The University of Vermont, 1984

Professional Experience

2015-2017 Chairman, Molecular Therapeutics, Scripps Research
2009-2017 Professor, Molecular Therapeutics, Scripps Research
2008-2009 Director, Good Manufacturing Procedure Facility, Tulane University
2007-2009 Associate Director of Research, Center for Gene Therapy, Tulane University
2000-2007 Associate Professor with Tenure, Health Sciences Center, Tulane University
2000-2002 Assistant Professor, Health Sciences Center, Tulane University
1996-2000 Assistant Professor, Center for Gene Therapy, Tulane University
1996-2000 Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical College of Pennsylvania and Hahnemann University
1995-1996 Instructor, Institute for Molecular Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University
1992-1995 American Cancer Society Fellow, Fox Chase Cancer Center
1990-1992 Postdoctoral Associate, Fox Chase Cancer Center

Awards & Professional Activities

MSC Committee, International Society of Cell Therapy (ISCT) (2011-Present)
Lead Reviewer Award, Stem Cells (2006) 
Planning Committee, International Society of Stem Cell Research (2002-2005) 
Scientific Advisory Board, StemSource Inc., Los Angeles, CA (2002-2003)
American Cancer Society Fellow (1992-1994)
UVM College of Arts and Sciences, Nominee for Outstanding Academic Sophomore (1982)
Atkinson Academy Scholarship Award (1980-1984)
St. Paul’s Academy, Advanced Study Program, Honors in Chemistry (1979)

Editorial Duties

Senior Editor, Cytotherapy (2018-Present)
Associate Editor, Stem Cells (2017-2018)
Associate Editor, Cytotherapy (2014-2018)
Co-Editor, Stem Cells (2008-2009)
Associate Editor, Stem Cells (2007-2008)
Editorial Board, Stem Cells (2005-Present)