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Robert J. Phillips

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Email: phillipr@purdue.edu
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


National Institutes of Health

Selected Publications

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.

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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