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Benjamin Phipps

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PhD Candidate
Education:

University of North Texas, 2019

  • BS in Biology, minor in Chemistry
  • BA in Spanish
Research Interests:

Mosquito gut microbes limit development of malaria parasites, but molecular mechanisms for this antagonism remain unclear. My dissertation project focuses on the roles of mosquito gut microbes and neuropeptides in mosquito oogenesis and malaria parasite development. The goal of my research is to identify microbial species that can be targeted to reduce mosquito reproductive fitness and malaria transmission.

Selected Publications:
  1. Phipps BL, Suwannasual U, Lucero J, Mitchell NA, Lund AK. Vehicle emissions-exposure alters expression of systemic and tissue-specific components of the renin-angiotensin system and promotes outcomes associated with cardiovascular disease and obesity in wild-type C57BL/6 male mice. Toxicol Rep. 2021;8:846-862.
Of note:

NIH T32 Trainee in Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases

Dissertation Chair

Regents Professor of Entomology

Committee Members

Assistant Professor in Entomology
Distinguished Research Professor

External Committee

Mark Brown, Professor of Entomology and Neuroscience
Vasant Muralidharan, Associate Professor of Cellular Biology

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