Naomi Phillips

Associate Professor / Chair, Biology

Boyer 228 1 (215) 572-2196 By appointment

About Me

Broadly trained Marine Botanist

Areas Of Focus

Phylogenetics/phylogenomics of select marine and terrestrial taxa


Home Country


Education History

Sonoma State University 1989

Masters of Arts, Major in Marine Biology

Minor in Aquatic Biology

University of Hawaii, Botany Dept. 1998

Ph.D, Major in Botany

Minor in Evolutionary Biology


Collaborator 2012

Genetic signatures of a demographic collapse in a large-bodied forest dwelling primate (Mandrillus leucophaeus)

Research Paper, Ecology and Evolution

Co-Authored with Ting, N., Astaras, C., Hearn, G., Honarvar, S., Corush, J., Burrell, A. S., Phillips, N., Morgan, B. J., Gadsby, E. L., Raaum, R., Roos, C

Lead author

Nuclear DNA content estimates in brown algae (Phaeophyta)

Research Paper, AoB Plants

Co-Authored with Kapraun, D. F., Garreta, A., Siguan, A., Rull, J. L., Soler, N., Lewis, R. & Kawai, H.

Lead author

Spontaneous mutational and standing genetic (co)variation at dinucleotide microsatelittes in Caenorhabditis briggsae and C. elegans

Research Paper, Molecular Biology and Evolution

Co-Authored with Salomon, M., Custer, A., Ostrow, D., & Baer, C.

Lead author 2008

Genomic insights into evolutionary relationships among heterokont lineages emphasizing the Phaeophyceae

Research Paper, Journal of Phycology

Co-Authored with Calhoun, S., Moustafa, A., Bhattacharya, D. & Braun, E.

Lead author 2008

Resolving evolutionary relationships among the brown algae using chloroplast and nuclear genes.

Research Paper, Journal of Phycology

Co-Authored with Burrowes, R., Rousseau, F., Reviers B. de, & Saunders, G.