The Phillips lab works as an integrated team in which scientists with diverse backgrounds work on their own projects and also held each other to implement innovative approaches to solving complex problems.
Professor, Department of Biology
Associate Vice President for Research
Evolution of complex traits and gene interaction systems. Evolution of sex, aging, behavior, and stress response.
Evolution of sex and mating systems. Genetic basis of male maintenance within C. elegans populations.
Evolution of genetic networks. Influence of epistasis on molecular evolution. Genomics and bioinformatics using next generation sequencing.
Evolution of aging and stress response. Mapping of genes responsible for individual variation in longevity. Experimental evolution of stress response in mulitple environments.
Molecular genetics of natural variation in stress response. Natural variation in transcription factor binding.
Stress and the response to pathogenic bacteria
Genetic basis of natural variation of thermosensory response in C. elegans. Molecular quantitative genetics and neurophysiology.
Genetic basis for natural variation in longevity. Genomic resources for C. remanei.
Genetic basis of sexual conflict and male mating in C. remanei
Anna Beth Crist
Natural soil microcosms for investigating nematode-bacteria interactions.
Sarah M. Mete
Experimental evolution of stress response in C. remanei
Effects of maternal and larval environment on stress response. Influence of laboratory adaptation on stress response.
Chadwick M. Smith
Experimental evolution of stress response. Genetics of male mating ability in C. elegans
Genetic basis of natural variation in stress response and longevity in C. remanei