Kevin Campbell
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Office W465 Duff Roblin

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). More information can be found at my personal website .

Research Interests

Paleophysiology of extinct Pleistocene mammals, Physiology, Evolutionary, molecular and environmental physiology of mammals, Evolutionary physiology of fossorial and semi-aquatic insectivores

Recent Publications

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Important Dates

March 31: Last date for Voluntary Withdrawal (VW) from Winter Term and Fall/Winter Term spanned courses.

April 3: Summer Term registration begins

April 7: Classes end in most faculties and schools.

April 10 – April 14: Final examination period for most faculties and schools. Students must remain available until all examination obligations have been fulfilled.

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: BIOL 4100 Informational Session: “Biological Sciences Honours Course BIOL 4100 Informational Meeting” — Thursday, March 30 at 5:45 p.m., 315 Buller.

General seminar: Dr. Stephanie Portet: “Moedlling Intermediate filaments" assembly/disassembly and transport” — Friday, March 31 at 3 p.m., 527 Buller.

General seminar: Dr. Suman Muthukumarana: “Bayesian Methods with Biological Applications” — Friday, April 7 at 3 p.m., 527 Buller.

General seminar: Dr. Yantao Li: “TBA” — Friday, April 21 at 3 p.m., 527 Buller.