Anna J. Phillips

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==Postdoctoral Associate==
 
==Postdoctoral Associate==
Office:  TLS 478
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Office:  TLS 478<br/>
 
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Office Phone:  (860) 486-1882<br/>
Office Phone:  (860) 486-1882
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Email:  anna.phillips@uconn.edu
 
Email:  anna.phillips@uconn.edu
  
Mailing address:
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Mailing address:<br/>
75 N. Eagleville Road, Unit 3043
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75 N. Eagleville Road, Unit 3043<br/>
 
Storrs, CT 06269
 
Storrs, CT 06269
  
Project:  PBI:  A Survey of Tapeworms from Vertebrate Bowels of the Earth
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Project:  PBI:  A Survey of Tapeworms from Vertebrate Bowels of the Earth<br/>
 
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Advisor:  Janine N. Caira
 
Advisor:  Janine N. Caira
  
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==Research Interests==
 
==Research Interests==
  
* Systematics and evolution of avian cestodes (Cyclophyllidea:  Paruterinidae, Metadilepididae)
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* Systematics and evolution of avian cestodes (Cyclophyllidea:  Paruterinidae, Metadilepididae)<br/>
 
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* Systematics and evolution of leeches (Arhynchobdellida:  Hirudinidae, Macrobdellidae, Praobdellidae, Semiscolecidae)
 
* Systematics and evolution of leeches (Arhynchobdellida:  Hirudinidae, Macrobdellidae, Praobdellidae, Semiscolecidae)
  
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===Education===
 
===Education===
  
PhD in Biology, May, 2011
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PhD in Biology, May, 2011<br/>
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The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NY<br/>
The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NY
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Dissertation:  A Phylogenetic Revision of the Medicinal Leeches of the World (Hirudinidae, Macrobdellidae, Praobdellidae)<br/>
 
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Dissertation:  A Phylogenetic Revision of the Medicinal Leeches of the World (Hirudinidae, Macrobdellidae, Praobdellidae)
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Advisor:  Mark E. Siddall
 
Advisor:  Mark E. Siddall
  
  
BS in Biology,  May, 2006
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BS in Biology,  May, 2006<br/>
 
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Appalachian State University (ASU), Boone, NC
 
Appalachian State University (ASU), Boone, NC
  
  
REU internship, Summer 2004
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REU internship, Summer 2004<br/>
 
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Project:  Phylogenetic placement of the genus Philobdella in the leech family Macrobdellidae (Oligochaeta: Hirudinida: Arhynchobdellida).  <br/>
Project:  Phylogenetic placement of the genus Philobdella in the leech family Macrobdellidae (Oligochaeta: Hirudinida: Arhynchobdellida).   
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Research Advisor:  Mark E. Siddall
 
Research Advisor:  Mark E. Siddall
  
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===Professional Affiliations===
 
===Professional Affiliations===
  
Association of Women in Science
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Association of Women in Science<br/>
 
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Society for Systematic Biologists<br/>
Society for Systematic Biologists
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American Society of Parasitologists<br/>
 
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Willi Hennig Society<br/>
American Society of Parasitologists
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Willi Hennig Society
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Association of Southeastern Biologists
 
Association of Southeastern Biologists
  

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Postdoctoral Associate

Office: TLS 478
Office Phone: (860) 486-1882

Email: anna.phillips@uconn.edu

Mailing address:
75 N. Eagleville Road, Unit 3043
Storrs, CT 06269

Project: PBI: A Survey of Tapeworms from Vertebrate Bowels of the Earth
Advisor: Janine N. Caira


Research Interests

  • Systematics and evolution of avian cestodes (Cyclophyllidea: Paruterinidae, Metadilepididae)
  • Systematics and evolution of leeches (Arhynchobdellida: Hirudinidae, Macrobdellidae, Praobdellidae, Semiscolecidae)


Education

PhD in Biology, May, 2011
The Graduate Center, The City University of New York (CUNY), New York, NY
Dissertation: A Phylogenetic Revision of the Medicinal Leeches of the World (Hirudinidae, Macrobdellidae, Praobdellidae)
Advisor: Mark E. Siddall


BS in Biology, May, 2006
Appalachian State University (ASU), Boone, NC


REU internship, Summer 2004
Project: Phylogenetic placement of the genus Philobdella in the leech family Macrobdellidae (Oligochaeta: Hirudinida: Arhynchobdellida).
Research Advisor: Mark E. Siddall


Publications

Moser, WE, DJ Klemm, AJ Phillips, SE Trauth, RG Neal, JW Stanley, JE Flotemersch. (2011) New Distribution Records of Philobdella gracilis Moore, 1901 (Hirudinida: Macrobdellidae). Comparative Parasitology 78(2): 387-391.

Siddall, ME, G-S Min, FM Fontanella, AJ Phillips, and SC Watson. (2011) Bacterial symbiont and salivary peptide evolution in the context of leech phylogeny. Parasitology 138(13): 1815-1827.

Phillips, AJ, JH Oosthuizen, and ME Siddall (2011) Re-description of Mesobdella lineata (Sciacchitano, 1959) (Hirudinida: Xerobdellidae). American Museum Novitates.

Oceguera-Figueroa, A, AJ Phillips, B Pacheco-Chaves, and ME Siddall (2011) Phylogeny of macrophagous leeches (Hirudinea, Clitellata) based on molecular and evaluation of the barcoding locus. Zoologica Scripta 40(2): 194-203.

Phillips, AJ, R Arauco-Brown, A Oceguera-Figueroa, GP Gomez, M Beltrán, and ME Siddall (2010) Tyrannobdella rex n. gen. n. sp. and the evolutionary origins of mucosal leech infestations. PLoS One 5(4): e10057.

Phillips, AJ and ME Siddall (2009) Poly-paraphyly of Hirudinidae: many lineages of medicinal leeches. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9: 246.

Phillips, AJ and ME Siddall (2005) Phylogenetic placement of the genus Philobdella in the leech family Macrobdellidae (Oligochaeta: Hirudinida: Arhynchobdellida). Zoologica Scripta 34: 559-564.


Professional Affiliations

Association of Women in Science
Society for Systematic Biologists
American Society of Parasitologists
Willi Hennig Society
Association of Southeastern Biologists


Instructional Experience

Adjunct lecturer: Laboratory sections of Biology 101 (Fall 2010), Biology 102 (Fall 2006, 2011, Spring 2007), The City College of New York, CUNY

Substitute teacher: (2008-2011) Science Department (Middle and Upper Schools), The Spence School, New York, NY

Instructional Assistant: Honors “Biotechnology and Society” lecture (Spring 2006), Honors “Self and Society: Humans/Nature” seminar, ASU (Fall 2005)

Research assistant: Field Biology course for high school students (Summer 2006), Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics, ASU

Supplemental Instruction Leader: Introduction to Zoology (Fall 2003, 2004, Spring 2004), ASU

Tutor: Undergraduate introductory biology courses (Fall 2002, Spring 2003), ASU


Mentorship

Amalie Barrio, High School intern (July 2010 to July 2011) AMNH

Dominic Sankar, REU intern (Summer 2007) AMNH

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