Kevin Lynn Campbell
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Office W465 Duff Roblin
(204) 474-6397

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 30: Good Friday (University Closed)

April 1: Easter Sunday (University Closed)

April 6: Last day of classes for Winter term

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Timothy Gingera: “Timothy Gingera M.Sc. Defense "Environmental DNA monitoring of invasive zebra mussels..."” — Monday, March 26 at 2:30 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Dr. Paul Cremer: “TBA” — Friday, April 6 at 3 p.m., 527 Buller.