Kevin Lynn Campbell
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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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Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Gwangseok (Rex) Yoon - MSc. Defense: “Effect of Temperature, Dissolved Oxygen and Substrate on the Development of Metabolic Phenotypes in age-0 Lake Sturgeon, Acipenser fulvescens” — Friday, August 18 at 11 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Arfa Khan MSc. Defense: “Investigation of candidate sex determination and sex differentiation genes in sea lamprey, Petromyzon marinus, and Pacific lamprey, Entosphenus tridentatus” — Friday, August 18 at 11 a.m., 527 Buller.

General seminar: Michael Gaudry, MSc. Defense: “Molecular phylogenetics of the rhinoceros clade and evolution of UCP1 transcriptional regulatory elements across the mammalian phylogeny” — Tuesday, August 22 at 10 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Forrest Bjornson - MSc Defense: “Competition and risk assessment of juvenile Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens): implications for conservation aquaculture” — Monday, August 28 at 1 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.