Sarah Renee Phillips

Graduated: PhD, 2021

Photo: Sarah Renee Phillips

Evolutionary Anthropology

Dissertation Title:
"Energetic Tradeoffs, Infection, and Immunity in Wild Chimpanzees of Uganda and Tanzania"

Committee Chair:
Dr. Sherry Nelson

Current Position:
Post Doctoral Fellow, Viral Genomics and Evolution, San Francisco State University Department of Biology

Research Interest/s:

I study tradeoffs between reproduction and immune function in wild, female chimpanzees from Kibale National Park, Uganda. I am primarily interested in how investment  in gestation and lactation impact the long-term health and survival of females.