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Principal Investigator

Kevin Campbell Kevin Campbell
Ph.D. University of Manitoba

Graduate Students

Maggie Clapin Maggie Clapin
B.Sc. (Hons) University of Ottawa
M.Sc. (2016–present)
Thesis title: Evolution, expression, and functional characterization of hemoglobin from the extinct woolly rhinoceros (Coelodonta antiquitatis).

Undergraduate Honours Students

Triston Eastman Triston Eastman
B.Sc. (Hons) University of Manitoba
Honours Thesis (2017–present)
Thesis title: Tracing life history evolution from primary sequence data: A test of the aquatic mole hypothesis based on myoglobin net surface charge.

Lab Alumni

Mike Gaudry

M.Sc. (2013–2017)
Thesis title: Molecular phylogenetics of the rhinoceros clade and the evolution of UCP1 in placental mammals.

Honours Thesis (2012–2013)
Thesis title: UCP1-mediated non-shivering thermogenesis does not underlie the evolution of cold-tolerance in multiple eutherian mammal lineages.

Anthony Signore

Ph.D. (2009–2016)
Thesis title: Paleophysiology of oxygen delivery in the extinct Steller`s sea cow, Hydrodamalis gigas.

Honours Thesis (2007–2008)
Thesis title: Evolution and mechanism of thermal insensitivity in mole hemoglobins: a test of the 'additional' chloride binding site hypothesis.

Kai He

Post-doctoral Fellow (2012–2014)
Project: Molecular phylogenetics and evolution of the family Talpidae.

Nadine Price

M.Sc. (2010–2013)
Thesis title: Non-invasive sex determination of free-living star-nosed moles (Condylura cristata).

Cameron Bauer

Honours Thesis (2012–2013)
Thesis title: Sweet and umami taste receptor evolution in afrotherian and xenarthran mammals.

Lilian Wiens

Honours Thesis (2012–2013)
Thesis title: Characterization of the globin gene repertoire of cyclostomes.

Scott Mirceta

Post-doctoral Fellow (2011–2012)
Project: Molecular evolution of myoglobin in birds and mammals.

Amanda Matheson

Honours Thesis (2008–2009)
Thesis title: Feasting, fasting and freezing: do meal size and temperature affect short-term torpor use by little brown bats Myotis lucifugus?

Roman Gusztak

M.Sc. (2003–2008)
Thesis title: Diving physiology and aquatic thermoregulation of the American water shrew (Sorex palustris).

Honours Thesis (2002–2003)
Thesis title: Bioenergetics and thermoregulation of the American water shrew (Sorex palustris).

Angela Sloan

M.Sc. (2002–2005)
Thesis title: Atypical molecular evolution of afrotherian and xenarthran β-globin cluster genes with insights into the β-globin cluster gene organization of stem eutherians.

Amrit Singh

Honours Thesis (2001–2002)
Thesis title: Phylogenetic relationships of paenungulate mammals inferred from α- and β-globin gene sequences.

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