Aaron  Phillips

Dr. Aaron Phillips



Full Member

Hotchkiss Brain Institute

Associate Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Physiology and Pharmacology

Associate Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Cardiac Sciences

Associate Professor

Cumming School of Medicine, Department of Clinical Neurosciences


Libin Cardiovascular Institute



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Educational Background

B.S. , University of Western Ontario, 2007

Doctor of Philosophy , University of British Columbia, 2013


Dr. Aaron Phillips is a distinguished scientist and academic whose training in Biosciences has enabled him to uncover the intricate relationships between the nervous and cardiovascular systems. With a keen understanding of how these interactions can be disrupted in clinical conditions, Dr. Phillips has devoted his research to developing innovative therapeutics for individuals with neurological health issues.  During his post-doctoral studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Dr. Phillips was awarded prestigious fellowships from Banting, CIHR, NSERC, and Craig Neilsen, as well as the Killam Research Award. In 2017, he established his laboratory at the University of Calgary, where he currently serves as Associate Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology, Biomedical Engineering, Clinical Neurosciences, and Cardiac Sciences. Dr. Phillips has been honored with numerous accolades, including the Brain Canada Future Leader Award, The Arthur Guyton Award for Excellence in Physiology from the American Physiology, and the Heart and Stroke Foundation New Investigator Award. Avenue Magazine also acknowledged him as a "top-40-under-40"  He publishes in top journals such as Nature, Neurology, Circulation Research. and Nature Biotechnology. He consults for a number of organizations and has successfully commercialized his discoveries through start-up and publicly traded companies. 


Course number Course title Semester
Coordinator-Neuro-III MDNS Program Neuroprosthetic development 2022
Neuro-II MDNS Program Neuroprosthetic development 2021
Neuro-III MDNS Program Neuroprosthetic development 2021


  • Young Investigator Award, Canadian Association for Neuroscience. 2021
  • Arthur C. Guyton Award for Excellence in Physiology, American Physiological Society. 2021
  • Researcher of the Year, Libin Cardiovascular Institute. 2021
  • Future Leader Award, Brain Canada. 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40, Calgary Avenue Magazine. 2020
  • Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship (declined), 2017
  • Clinical Science Young Investigator Award, 2017
  • Killam Postdoctoral Research Prize, 2016