Paige Phillips


Paige Phillips is a military child from Sacramento, California who is currently pursuing a B.S. in Biology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She will be attending the joint PhD/BME program at Virginia Tech – Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences in Fall 2023. Her research interests include drug delivery systems, traumatic brain injury, translational cancer research, and polymer chemistry. She has a strong background in Mathematics, including Calculus Three, Differential Equations, and Physics One and Two for Engineers. In her Microbiology Lab course, she worked with the TinyEarth Research Network to aid in the discovery of novel antibiotics from soil bacteria. In the MDI Lab, she is the Graduate Student Alliance Undergraduate Chair. Furthermore, she is working on the Multistage Polymer Project, which isĀ  developing a novel biodegradable, 3D-printed, polymeric implant. The primary treatment goals for the platform are; drug administration via minimally invasive injectable techniques, to provide molecule agnostic controlled release, and to biodegrade once delivery is completed. In her free time, she has a passion to help those in need by pursuing avocations with various community outreach ministries including Thrive Outreach, University of Texas at San Antonio Chi Alpha, and 127 True Light.

Active Projects

  • Multistage Polymer Implant


  • Folds of Honor Scholarship Recipient 2021


  • Elbjorn, M., Provencio, J., Phillips, P., Sainz, J., Di Rocco, D., Lozano, A., Jain, P., Hood, R.LCervical Cancer: An Emerging Device for Targeted Drug Delivery using a Multistage Polymer, In Preparation
  • P. Phillips, M. Elbjorn, J. Provencio, D. Di Rocco, R. L HoodCharacterization of a Polymeric Device for Localized Controlled Drug Delivery to Cervical Cancer, Submitted to SB3C Conference