Patrick Phillips, Department of Biology

Patrick Phillips

Patrick Phillips

Practice Areas: Evolutionary Genetics, Biology of Aging, Molecular Biology, Genetics

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Patrick Phillips is an academic expert in ecology and evolution, the biology of aging, molecular biology, and the genetics of complex traits. He served as the acting executive director of the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact at the University of Oregon from 2016-2018. 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.

Recent Media:
Biologist Patrick Phillips selected as the UO's next provost (Around the O, June 12, 2019)
A long journey to reproducible results (Nature, Aug. 22, 2017)
Science talk draws a large crowd to hear about Knight Campus (Around the O, May 15, 2017)
A UO lab digs into worms in the quest to lengthen human life (Around the O, Feb. 21, 2017)
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)

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)