Curriculum Vitae

Sarah Phillips-Garcia
Department of Anthropology
MSC01-1040, Anthropology 1
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM  87131                                       download a pdf of my CV
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Education

Present             Evolutionary Anthropology Ph.D. program, University of New Mexico

2011                  Master of Arts, University of New Mexico, Evolutionary Anthropology

2002                 Master of Science, Eastern Illinois University, Biology

2000                 Bachelor of Science, Eastern Illinois University, Zoology

 

Research Funding & Professional Recognition

2018                Best Oral Presentation, SWABA ($100)

2018                Louis B. Leakey Foundation Research Grant ($11,125.00)

2018                AAAG Outstanding Trainee Award ($200)

2016                National Science Foundation DDIG ($19,625)

2010                PIBBS Fellowship – NIH/UNM Biology ($21,000)

2009               PIBBS Fellowship – NIH/UNM Biology ($21,000)

2001                EIU Graduate Research/Creative Activity Award ($750.00)

2000               Sigma Xi Grant in Aid of Research ($715.00)

2000               Errett/Mazie Warner Presidential Award in Zoology ($2140.00)

2000               Phi Sigma (Beta Pi Chapter) Research Award ($250.00)

 

Publications

Negrey, J.D., Reddy, R.B., Scully, E.J., Phillips-Garcia, S., Owens, L.A., Langergraber, K.E., Mitani, J.C., Emery Thompson, M., Wrangham, R.W., Muller, M.N., Otali, E., Machanda, Z., Hyeroba, D., Grindle, K.A., Pappas, T.E., Palmenberg, A.C., Gern, J.E., and T.L. Goldberg. 2019. Simultaneous outbreaks of respiratory disease in wild chimpanzees caused by distinct viruses of human origin. Emerging Microbes & Infections. 8(1): 139-149.

Rodgers, J.K., Sandland, G.J., Joyce, S.R. and D.J. Minchella.  2005.  Multi-species 

interactions among a commensal (Chaetogaster limnaei limnaei), a parasite (Schistosoma mansoni) and an aquatic snails host (Biomphalaria glabrata).  Journal of Parasitology

91(3): 709-712.

 

Selected Conference Papers and Posters

(2019)     Trade-offs between reproduction and immunity in wild female chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) of Kibale National Park, Uganda. Sarah Phillips-Garcia, Tony L Goldberg, Martin N Muller, Zarin P Machanda, Sagan Friant, Emily Otali, Jessica Carag, Kevin E Langergraber, John C Mitani, Richard W Wrangham, Melissa Emery Thompson; American Association of Biological Anthropologists; oral presentation; Cleveland, OH.

(2019)     Chimpanzee reverse zoonoses: unfortunate natural experiments in great ape comparative medicine and demography. Tony L Goldberg, Sarmi Basnet, Melissa Emery-Thompson, James E Gern, Kristine A Grindle, Kevin E Langengraber, Zarin Machanda, John C Mitani, Martin M Muller, Jacob D Negrey, Emily Otali, Leah Owens, Ann C Palmenberg, Tressa E Pappas, Sarah Phillips-Garcia, Rachna B Reddy, Erik J Scully, Richard W Wrangham; American Association of Biological Anthropologists; oral presentation by T.L. Goldberg; Cleveland, OH.

(2018)     Ecoimmunology of wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) from Uganda & Tanzania: Does Patr-Bgenotype or phenotype predict occurrence of respiratory illness? S. Phillips-Garcia, M. Emery Thompson, E.V. Lonsdorf, M.N. Muller, Z.P. Machanda, E. Scully, E. Otali, T.L. Goldberg, T.R. Gillespie, D.A. Travis, R.W. Wrangham, P. Parham, and E.E. Wroblewski; Southwest Association of Biological Anthropologists; oral pres.; Las Vegas, NV.

(2018)     Ecoimmunology of wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) from Uganda & Tanzania: Does MHCgenotype or phenotype predict occurrence of respiratory illness? S. Phillips-Garcia, M. Emery Thompson, E.V. Lonsdorf, M.N. Muller, Z.P. Machanda, E. Scully, E. Otali, T.L. Goldberg, T.R. Gillespie, D.A. Travis, R.W. Wrangham, P. Parham, and E.E. Wroblewski; International Primatological Society; oral pres.; Nairobi, Kenya.

(2018)    Trade-offs between reproduction & immunity in wild female chimpanzees from Kibale National Park, Uganda. S. Phillips-Garcia, T.L. Goldberg, M.N. Muller, Z.P. Machanda, E. Otali, S. Friant, J. Carag, K.E. Langergraber, J.C. Mitani, R.W. Wrangham, & Melissa Emery Thompson; Midwest Primate Interest Group; oral pres.; Bloomington, IN.

(2018)     Ecoimmunology of wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii):     Does MHC genotype or phenotype predict occurrence of respiratory infection? S. Phillips-Garcia, M. Emery Thompson, M.N. Muller, Z.P. Machanda, E. Scully, E. Otali, T.L. Goldberg, R.W. Wrangham, P. Parham, and E.E. Wroblewski; American Association of Physical Anthropologists; oral pres.; Austin, TX.

(2018)     Characterization of MHC-DRB immunogenetic diversity in the wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) of Gombe National Park, Tanzania. E.E. Wroblewski, S. Phillips-Garcia, L. Guethlein, and P. Parham; American Association of Physical Anthropologists; oral presentation by E.E. Wroblewski; Austin, TX.

(2017)     Characterization of a Class I MHC gene in East African Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii): Does MHC Genotype or Phenotype Predict Frequency of Respiratory Illness? S. Phillips-Garcia, M. Emery Thompson, M.N. Muller, Z.P. Machanda, E. Scully, E. Otali, T.L. Goldberg, R.W. Wrangham, P. Parham, and E.E. Wroblewski; Midwest Primate Interest Group; oral presentation; Northwestern University, Chicago, IL.

(2017)     Longitudinal changes in diet and reproduction among wild chimpanzees at

Kanyawara, Kibale National Park.  M. Emery Thompson, Z.P. Machanda, S. Phillips-Garcia, E. Otali, M.N. Muller, R.W. Wrangham; American Association of Physical Anthropologists; oral presentation by M. Emery Thompson; New Orleans, LA.

(2013)     The signature of language and geography on the genetic structure of human populations in Africa.  M.E. Schaeffer, S.R. Joyce, and J.C. Long; American Association of Physical Anthropologists; oral presentation by M.E. Schaeffer; Knoxville, TN.

(2010)     Analysis of global gene identity reveals a history of serial founder effects and admixture with archaic humans.  S.R. Joyce, K.L. Hunley, and J.C. Long; American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Volume 141 Issue S50; oral presentation at AAPA, Hotel Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM.

(2003)    Phylogenetics of lymnaeid snails with emphasis on the evolution of susceptibility to Fascioloides magna infection. S.R. Joyce, M. Mort, & J.R. Laursen; oral presentation at American Society of Parasitologists, Westin Inn, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

(2001)    Phylogenetics of Lymnaeidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) based on multiple molecular data sets. S.R. Joyce, M. Mort, & J.R. Laursen; poster presentation at Evolution 2001, University of Tennessee at Knoxville

(2001)    Effects of Aquashade™ and CuSO4 on growth and reproduction of Biomphalaria glabrataS.R. Joyce & J.R. Laursen; poster presentation at Annual Midwest Conference of Parasitologists, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

Professional Experience

2012-2019       Graduate Instructor, Dept. of Anthropology, University of New Mexico

2016-2017       RA, Hominoid Reproductive Ecology Laboratory, Dept. of Anthropology

2015                Nature Guide Facilitator, Albuquerque BioPark, Albuquerque, NM

2014                Academic Coordinator, STI, Dept. of Engineering, University of New Mexico

2011                 Instructor, PiBBs (NIH / UNM Biology), University of New Mexico

2009-2011       PiBBs Fellow (NIH / UNM Biology), University of New Mexico

2008-2009      Part-time Faculty (Biology), CNM Community Colleges, Albuquerque, NM

2005-2007       Environmental Consultant / GIS, Permits West, Inc., Santa Fe, NM

2002-2004       Graduate Teaching Assistant, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

2000-2002       Graduate Teaching Assistant, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

2000-2002       Instructor of Biology / Chemistry, IECC, Olney, IL  

 

Teaching

2019                Spring, ANTH 150 – Evolution and Human Emergence, UNM

2018                Spring, ANTH 160 – Human Life Course, UNM

2017                Fall, ANTH 160 – Human Life Course, UNM

2017                Spring, ANTH 150 – Evolution and Human Emergence, UNM

2016                Fall, ANTH 151L – Evolution and Human Emergence Lab, UNM

2016                Spring, ANTH 160 – Human Life Course, UNM

2015                Spring, ANTH 151L – Evolution and Human Emergence Lab, UNM

2014                Fall, ANTH 151L – Evolution and Human Emergence Lab, UNM

2014                Spring, ANTH 150 – Evolution and Human Emergence, UNM

2013                Fall, ANTH 150 – Evolution and Human Emergence, UNM

2013                Summer, ANTH 150 – Evolution and Human Emergence, UNM

2013                Summer, ANTH 160 – Human Life Course, UNM

2013                Spring, ANTH 350 – Human Biology, UNM

2012                Fall, ANTH 160 – Human Life Course, UNM

2012                Summer, ANTH 150 – Evolution and Human Emergence, UNM

2012                Spring, ANTH 150/151L – Evolution and Human Emergence, UNM

2011                 Spring, BIOL 419/519 - Algal Biofuels, UNM

2009               Summer, General Biology for science majors (lecture), CNM

2009               Spring, General Biology for science majors (lecture), CNM

2008               Summer, Molecular and Cell Biology (lecture), CNM

2008               Spring, General Biology for science majors (lecture), CNM

2008               Spring, General Biology for non-science majors (lecture), CNM

2003               Fall, Molecular/Cell Biology (lecture), Purdue University

2002               Fall, Ecology, Diversity and Behavior (lab), Purdue University

2002               Field Biology (lecture/lab), Illinois Eastern Community Colleges

2001                Environmental Biology (lecture/lab), Illinois Eastern Community Colleges

2000               General Biology (lecture/lab), Illinois Eastern Community Colleges

2000               General Chemistry (lecture/lab), Illinois Eastern Community Colleges

 

Mentored Research 

Cristina Diaz. (Fall 2017). Morphometrics of Oesophagostomum eggs in wild chimpanzees: Is there evidence for multiple species? University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

 

Kate Burkart. (Fall 2017). Troglodytella abrassarti as a marker of health in wild, East African

chimpanzees (P. t. schweinfurthii) from Kibale National Park, Uganda. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

 

Laboratory Trainees

Jess Carag, 3rd yr DVM, Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kylie Grady, 1st yr DVM, Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Richard Dulli, 3rd yr DVM, Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Kayla Bonack, Junior, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kate Burkart, Sophomore, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Cristina Diaz, Sophomore, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Gaby Shay, Freshman, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Computer Programming Languages

Matlab, R, and Python

 

Certificates

2016                Radiation Safety Training, University of New Mexico

2014                Energy and the Environment, Penn State University

2011                  Responsible and Ethical Conduct of Research, OGS at UNM

2011                  PI Eligibility, OGS at UNM

 

Professional Organizations

American Association of Physical Anthropologists

American Society of Primatologists

International Primatological Society

American Association of Anthropological Genetics

American Society of Parasitologists

Society of Systematic Biologists

Sigma Xi

Beta Beta Beta

Phi Sigma

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