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Environmental & Evolutionary Physiology

My research utilizes molecular biology techniques in conjunction with physiological and metabolic studies to study the hemoglobin oxygen-affinity, energetics and evolutionary physiology of shrews and moles (and other semi-aquatic mammals), with a focus on the specializations these insectivores have evolved to cope with hypoxia/hypercapnia and temperature. Our lab is also actively spearheading several projects that are focused on elucidating the functional/structural properties and physiochemical evolution of authentic gene products resurrected from DNA sequences of extinct mammalian species (e.g. woolly mammoth, woolly rhinoceros and Steller's sea cow). Funding for my research is primarily provided by grants from the NSERC Discovery Grant Program.


Research Opportunities:

Research opportunities are available for undergraduate, graduate, and post-doctoral investigators interested in pursuing studies under the broad umbrella of paleophysiology, evolutionary biology, and comparative physiology. Students and post-docs are strongly encouraged to tailor and develop their own projects, though opportunities to contribute to ongoing projects in the lab are also available. To help discuss research possibilities, I encourage interested students to briefly outline their academic background and goals, together with potential projects and lab publications of interest. I look forward to hearing from you.

2016-2017 Courses Taught:

Anatomy of the Human Body (BIOL 1410)
Human Physiology 2 (BIOL 2420)
Environmental Physiology of Animals 1 (BIOL 3470)

Recent Lab News:

Maggie Clapin joins the lab from the University of Ottawa as a new graduate student. Welcome Maggie! (September 2016)

Kai He paper accepted in Molecular Biology and Evolution (August 2016)

Anthony Signore is a finalist in the CSZ Hoar Award Competition. Nice! (May 2016)

Kevin Campbell re-elected as President of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (April 2016)

Kevin Campbell joins the Editorial Board of Axios Review (February 2016)

Biological Sciences
W465 Duff Roblin Building
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3T 2N2 Canada

Tel: (204) 474-6397
Fax: (204) 474-7588
Email: kevin.campbellumanitoba.ca
Last update September 1, 2016
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