Brother Thomas McPhillips, F.S.C. Ph.D
Office: Holroyd 271
Br. Tom McPhillips earned his B.A. in Biology from La Salle University, his M.S. in Biology from Villanova University, and his Ph.D. in Virology and Epidemiology from the Baylor College of Medicine?Houston, Texas. Upon earning his doctorate he was hired onto the faculty of La Salle University. He is the proud recipient of both the Provost/s Distinguished Educator Award and the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. Previous to his teaching at La Salle, Br. Tom taught high school biology, chemistry, and religion in Lasallian schools in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.
Since beginning his university teaching career, he has been regularly assigned to the introductory biology course for science majors (Bio 210). He has also taught courses in microbiology, biochemistry, human biology, human genetics, and radiation biology. In addition to his teaching responsibilities in the life sciences, Br. Tom also teaches a seminar for student teachers preparing to teach secondary school science; and he supervises these teachers at area high schools when they are doing their student teaching.
For many years Br. Tom was awarded summer study grants in order to work as a summer research scientist at the University of Maryland where he studied reoviruses and paramyxoviruses. He is fortunate enough to have participated in the study that led to the naming of a new genus of viruses, the Aquareoviruses. Altogether Br. Tom has been an author of 24 scientific publications.
- Ph.D. Virology and Epidemiology,1984, Baylor College of Medicine
- M.S. Biology, 1977,Villanova University
- B.A. Biology, 1972, La Salle University