Philip Yeagle graduated from St. Olaf College (magna cum laude, honors in chemistry) in 1971, including two terms at the University of Cambridge. He obtained his Ph.D. at Duke University in 1974. He wasa postdoctoral fellow at the University of Virginia, with an NIH postdoctoral fellowship. He began his faculty career in the School of Medicine, University at Buffalo In 1985 he was a Visiting Scientist at the CSIRO, Australia. In 1988 he developed the first in a series of FASEB Summer Research Conferences on membrane structure. In 1993 and in 2003 he was a visiting professor in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Oxford. He moved in 1997 to the Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of Connecticut as Head of department. He was elected to the Council of the Biophysical Society and Chair of the Membrane Structure & Assembly subgroup of the Society which he helped form. He was Executive Editor of Biochemica et Biophysica Acta Biomembranes for a decade, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Biological Chemistry, and published over 150 papers and reviews, and is author or editor of 8 books. In 2007 he became Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Rutgers University Newark. In 2011, he was appointed interim chancellor for the campus. In 2014, he became Deputy Editor of Science Advances, a new on-line, open-access sister journal of Science, a continuing appointment. Also in 2014, he returned to the University of Connecticut as Professor Emeritus. In 2016 he was awarded the Avanti Award in Lipids by the Biophysical Society and was elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.