Faculty Associates

Robert J. Phillips

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Email: phillipr |at| purdue.edu
Office: PRCE 158 Map
Phone: (765) 494-6268
Fax: (765) 496-1264
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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


National Institutes of Health

Selected Publications

Ulusoy, A., Phillips, R. J., Helwig, M., Klinkenberg, M., Powley, T. L., & Di Monte, D. A. (2016). Brain-to-stomach transfer of -synuclein via vagal preganglionic projections. Acta Neuropathologica, 1-13.

Powley, T. L., Hudson, C. N., McAdams, J. L., Baronowsky, E. A. and Phillips, R. J. (2016), Vagal Intramuscular Arrays: The Specialized Mechanoreceptor Arbors That Innervate the Smooth Muscle Layers of the Stomach Examined in the Rat. J. Comp. Neurol., 524: 713737. doi:10.1002/cne.23892

Walter, G. C., Phillips, R. J., McAdams, J. L., & Powley, T. L. (2016). Individual sympathetic postganglionic neurons coinnervate myenteric ganglia and smooth muscle layers in the gastrointestinal tract of the rat. Journal of Comparative Neurology.

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 á-glucosidase level and are slowly digestible in vivo. PLoS One, 8:e59745. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059745.

Phillips, R.J., C.N. Billingsley, and 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.

Powley, T.L., E.A. Baronowsky, J.M. Gilbert, C.N. Hudson, F.N. Martin, J.K. Mason, J.L. McAdams, and R.J. Phillips (2013) Vagal Afferent Innervation of the Lower Esophageal Sphincter. Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic and Clinical, doi: 10.1016/j.autneu.2013.03.008.

Phillips, R.J., F.N. Martin, C.N. Billingsley, T.L. Powley (2013) Alpha-synuclein expression patterns in the colonic submucosal plexus of the aging Fischer 344 rat: implications for biopsies in aging and neurodegenerative disorders? Neurogastroenterology and Motility, doi: 10.1111/nmo.12176.

Phillips, R.J., and 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, and 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.

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