Theresa Phillips

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Theresa Phillips is a former writer for The Balance covering the biotech and biomedical industries. She contributed content for more than four years.

She has over 12 years experience in the biotechnology industry, in both biomedical and environmental areas. Her Ph.D. work coincided with acting as project manager for benchscale studies in soil bioremediation at Adventus Remediation Technologies in Ontario. 

Her M.Sc. thesis project studied the mutagenic effects of nitroaromatic compounds, potent human carcinogens.  

Phillips' doctoral thesis work involved studying bioremediation of a soil containing high concentrations of Lindane and related chlorinated compounds. It included work on the isolation and characterization of a pesticide-degrading microorganism, gene probing, cloning and expression studies, and enzyme assay development.

Subsequent Post-Doctoral projects were in the areas of both biomedical research at the London Regional Cancer Centre, Ontario, and environmental molecular genetics at KAM Biotechnology in British Columbia. 


Phillips earned her B.Sc. in Biology and Chemistry, majoring in Toxicology and Biochemistry. She earned her M.Sc. in Biochemistry and Toxicology, and her Ph.D. in Environmental Biology.

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