The Phillips lab works as an integrated team in which scientists with diverse backgrounds work on their own projects and also help each other to implement innovative approaches to solving complex problems.

 

Phillips Laboratory

Principle Investigator

Patrick Phillips
Professor, Department of Biology
pphil@uoregon.edu


Evolution of complex traits and gene interaction systems. Evolution of sex, aging, behavior, and stress response.

 

Phillips is also the Acting Executive Director of the new Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact (website)

 

Research Associates

Stephen Banse
sbanse@uoregon.edu

Role of diet and behavioral choice in generating variability in reproduction and longevity. Dissection of complex metabolic networks in the prediction of late life phenotypes based on diet and metabolic state early in life.

John Willis
jhwillis@uoregon.edu

Molecular genetics of natural variation in stress response. Evolution of miRNAs and their targets. Natural variation in transcription factor binding.

 

Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Jessica Preston
jpreston@uoregon.edu

Systems genetics of aging using high-throughput single-cell approaches.

 

 

Gavin Woodruff
gavincw@uoregon.edu

Evolution of developmental systems. Developmental biology and biogeographic variation in C.sp. 34.

 

 

Graduate Students

Heather Archer
archer@uoregon.edu

Epistasis and the evolution of genetic networks using the C. elegans lipd metabolism system as a model.

 

 

P. Alex De Verteuil
precious@uoregon.edu

Late life and transgenerational effects of early life stress. Genetic pathways influencing stress and aging.

 

 

Katja Kasimatis
kkasimat@uoregon.edu

Evolution of sexual conflict. Sperm and seminal fluid proteomics.

 

 

Christine O'Connor
oconnor3@uoregon.edu

Genetic architecture of complex traits, how that genetic architecture is altered by evolutionary processes such as natural selection, using experimental evolution of stress response.

 

 

Lab Manager

Anna Coleman-Hulbert
acoleman@uoregon.edu

Influence of natural genetic variation on the response to compounds that extend life- and health-span.

 

 

Research Assistants

Ben Blue
blue@uoregon.edu

Interplay between an individual's diet and their long-term health as they grow older, using an array of novel microfluidic technologies to quantify aspects of healthspan, lifespan, behavior, and reproduction.

 

Erik Johnson
ejohns10@uoregon.edu

Influence of natural genetic variation on the response to compounds that extend life- and health-span.

 

 

Kristin Robinson
krobin12@uoregon.edu

Microfluidic approaches to studying aging, stress response and biodemography.

 

 

Megan Schauwecker
mmoerdyk@uoregon.edu

Molecular characterization of the genetic networks influencing natural variation in stress response; genome engineering.

 

 

Christine Sedore
csedore@uoregon.edu

Influence of natural genetic variation on the response to compounds that extend life- and health-span.

 

 

Undergraduates

Tela Caul
tcaul@uoregon.edu

Genetic networks influencing naturation variation in lipid metabolism.

 

 

Sally Claridge
sclaridg@uoregon.edu

Experimental evolution of heat stress response.

 

 

Eric Hammerschmith
ehammer2@uoregon.edu

Developmental patterns in C. sp. 34

 

 

 

Juliana Rantisi
jrantisi@uoregon.edu

Transgeneration effects of stress on longevity.

 

 

 

Academic Positions of Former Lab Members

David Baltrus Ph.D. 2006 Assist Prof School of Plant Science, University of Arizona
Lori Cruze Res Assist 2006 Assist Prof Dept Biology, Wofford College
Suzanne Estes Ph.D. 2002 Assoc Prof Dept Biology, Portland State University
Janna Fierst Postdoc 2014 Assist Prof Dept Biology, University of Alabama
Behzad Germami-Naini M.S. 1997 Assist Prof Sackler School of Grad Biomed Sci, Tufts University
Erika Hersch-Green Ph.D. 2007 Assist Prof Dept Biological Sci, Michigan Tech University
Katrina McGuigan Postdoc 2005 Senior Lecturer School of Biol Sci, Univ. Queensland, Australia
Levi Morran Ph.D. 2009 Assist Prof Dept Biology, Emory University
Stephen Proulx Postdoc 2005 Assoc Prof Dept Ecol Evol & Marine Biol, UC Santa Barbara
Rose Reynolds Postdoc 2012 Assist Prof Dept Biology, William Jewell College
Andrew Stewart M.S. 1997 Assist Prof Biology Dept, Canisius College
Henrique Teotónio Postdoc 2002 Assist Prof Institut de Biologie de l'École Normale Supérieure, Paris
Julie Thompson Ph.D. 2002 Assoc Prof American Public University