Manfred Philipp was President of the Board of the Fulbright Association in 2018, until he resigned in December of that year. He is former Executive Director of the CUNY Academy for the Humanities and Sciences and a former Trustee of the City University of New York (CUNY). He was chair of CUNY’s University Faculty Senate in 2006-2010 and President of the German Academic Exchange Service Alumni Association of the US in 2013-2014.
Dr. Philipp is Professor Emeritus and past department chair of chemistry at Lehman College in New York and Professor Emeritus in the Biochemistry and Chemistry Doctoral Programs at the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan. As a Fulbright scholar in 2005, Dr. Philipp taught bioinformatics and biopharmaceutics at the Catholic University of Portugal. As a Fulbright scholar in 2012-2013, he did research on multidrug resistant bacteria at the Patan Academy of Health Sciences in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Dr. Philipp received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Northwestern University and his B.S. in Chemistry from Michigan Technological University. Dr. Philipp has been Program Director for the National Institutes of Health-supported, research-based student support programs Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS), Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC), and the High School Summer Research Apprentice Program. He was co-Program Director of the NIH-supported Bridges to the Baccalaureate at Bronx Community College and Lehman College. He has also served as national president of the MBRS/MARC Program Directors Organization.
His scientific research concentrates on protein modeling and enzyme inhibition, with emphasis on enzyme inhibitors of potential pharmaceutical value.