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Robert J. Phillips

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Email: phillipr |at| purdue.edu
Office: PRCE 158 Map
Phone: (765) 494-6268
Fax: (765) 496-1264
Homepage: Homepage
Associate Research Professor of Psychological Sciences

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B.S. Bowling Green State University 1994
M.S. Purdue University 1996
Ph.D. Purdue University 2000

Research Interests

Affects of Aging on Body Weight and Feeding Behavior, Innervation of the Gastrointestinal Tract: Patterns of Aging


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Lee, B. H., L. Yan, R. J. Phillips, B. L. Reuhs, K. Jones, D. R. Rose, B. L. Nichols, R. Quezada-Calvillo, S. H. Yoo, & B. R. Hamaker (2013) Enzyme-synthesized highly branched maltodextrins have slow glucose generation at the mucosal ?-glucosidase level and are slowly digestible in vivo. PLoS One, 8(4), e59745.

Phillips, R. J., C. N. Billingsley, & T. L. Powley (2013) Macrophages are unsuccessful in clearing aggregated alpha-synuclein from the gastrointestinal tract of healthy aged Fischer 344 rats. The Anatomical Record, 296, 654-669.

Phillips, R. J., & T. L. Powley (2012). Macrophages associated with the intrinsic and extrinsic autonomic innervations of the rat gastrointestinal tract. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, 169, 12-27.

Powley, T. L., J. M. Gilbert, E. A. Baronowsky, C. N. Billingsley, F. N. Martin, & R. J. Phillips (2012) Vagal sensory innervation of the gastric sling muscle and antral wall: implications for gastro-esophageal reflux disease? Neurogastroenterology and Motility, 24, e526-e537.

Phillips, R.J., G.C. Walter, and T.L. Powley (2010) Age-related changes in vagal afferents innervating the gastrointestinal tract. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, 153:90-98.

Powley, T.L. and R.J. Phillips (2009) Energy homeostasis: Visceral control. In: Squire L.R.(ed.) Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, volume 3, pp. 1053-1058. Oxford: Academic Press.

Walter, G.C., R.J. Phillips, E.A. Baronowsky, and T.L. Powley (2009) Versatile, high-resolution anterograde labeling of vagal efferent projections with dextran amines. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 178:1-9.

Miranda, A., A. Mickle, B Medda, R.J. Phillips, N. Tipnis, T.L. Powley, R. Shaker, and J.N. Sengupta (2009) Altered mechanosensitive properties of vagal afferent fibers innervating the stomach following gastric surgery in rats. Neuroscience, 162:1299-1306.

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