Mark A. Phillips, PhD
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Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University
After graduating with my B.S. from the University of Florida, I obtained my PhD with Dr. Michael Rose at UC Irvine before joining Dr. Molly Burke's lab as postdoc. My research focuses on using experimental evolution to study the genetics of adaptation and complex traits. My ultimate goal is to understand the factors that shape, maintain, and underlie patterns of phenotypic variation observed in natural populations. In my free time, I like to cook, eat, and exercise.
David Hubert, PhD
I am interested in using a truly integrative approach to answer complex biological questions. My previous work centered around using behavioral, physiological, reproductive and transcriptional assays to investigate the thermal biology of the Red-sided garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis). My current work aims to use an even more multi-omic strategy to study selective pathways and the mechanisms and timing of parallel and convergent evolution to long-term selective pressures in Drosophila species. This work will touch on broader topics including the interaction between aging and metabolic function, and the long-term adaptive response to generational exposure to extreme diets. When I’m not teaching or sciencing, you can find me spending time with my family, playing video games, music (poorly), D&D, MTG, or reading epic fantasy.
Faculty Research Assistant
I received my B.S. in Entomology from Cornell University, where I studied functional traits in agroecological systems, and biological control of invasive insects. After working in the grass seed industry, I joined the Phillips lab where I am an expert fly wrangler and the primary caretaker of our Drosophila stocks. Outside of the lab, I am a singer, climber, and cat mom.
PhD Student, Integrative Biology
I received my B.S. and M.S. from Shahid Behesti University. My research interest is using fruit flies as a biological model for investigating disease via experiment evolution, with a focus on the impacts of a high sugar diet.
Master's Student, Integrative Biology
I received my B.S. in Biology from Oregon State University. I am investigating the underlying mechanisms of neuroplasticity in the Drosophila melanogaster diabetes mellitus model via experimental evolution. In my free time I enjoy swimming, tennis, golf, and wine tasting! You can also find me cooking new meals with my partner or going on runs with my dog.