Timothy D. Phillips
2009 Walston Chubb Award for Innovation
Timothy Phillips is a former director of the Center for Food Safety and chair of the Interdisciplinary Faculty of Toxicology at Texas A&M University (TAMU). He currently holds the appointment of professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, the Faculty of Toxicology and the Faculty of Food Science and Technology at TAMU. He has been recognized nationally and internationally for his research in food safety and food toxicology related to hazardous chemical and microbial contaminants of food, particularly the aflatoxins. Texas A&M University has recognized him with numerous honors, including a 2008 Senior Faculty Fellows Distinction (Texas AgriLife), a 2007 Innovation Award for Research, the 2006 Association of Former Students' Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award for Research and a 2005 Bush Award for Excellence in International Research. Phillips is a fellow of the Academy of Toxicological Sciences and the co-editor of Food Additives and Contaminants. He is a member of the Joint FAO/JECFA Expert Panel on Food Additives (Contaminants and Natural Toxicants) and has served on the the Committee on Science Reports and Emerging Issues for the Institute of Food Technologists, the USDA National Research Initiative Study Panel in Animal Health, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council in Canada and the Board of Scientific Advisors for the American Council on Science and Health. Phillips earned a B.S. in general science from Mississippi State University and an M.S. in science education and chemistry and a Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of Southern Mississippi.