Patrick Phillips, Department of Biology

Patrick Phillips

Patrick Phillips
Academic Areas:
Evolutionary Genetics, Biology of Aging, Molecular Biology, Genetics

Patrick Phillips is an expert in ecology and evolution, the biology of aging, molecular biology, and the genetics of complex traits. At the University of Oregon, he is a professor of biology in the Institute of Ecology and Evolution. Patrick has helped to pioneer our understanding of how complex genetic interactions shape the way that organisms develop, behave and evolve. He is now applying these approaches toward discovering how to increase people's healthspans and decrease the impacts of environmental stress over the lifetime of an individual.

Contact: | 541-346-0916


Recent Media:
New York worms have 'killer sperm': Females live half as long after mating with males from the city than in other areas (Daily Mail UK, June 2, 2015)
In-depth look at history’s largest genetic twin study (Bioscience Technology, May 27, 2015)

UO study finds New York males are deadly -- in the world of roundworms (Around the O, May 28, 2015)

Presence of Opposite Sex Can Shorten Life Span (Science Magazine, Nov. 29, 2013)

DNA at 60: Still Much to Learn (Scientific American, April 28, 2013)

Biologists turn against worm (Nature, Nov. 12 , 2009)