Kevin 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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Important Dates

May 22: Victoria Day (University Closed)

June 5 – June 9: Convocation

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Dr. Justin Rasmussen (Candidate: Animal Conservation and Behavioural Ecology), Assistant Professor: “"Bridging western science and Indigenous knowledge in the study of animal behaviour and conservation"” — Tuesday, May 23 at 10:30 a.m., 260 Helen Glass.

General seminar: Dr. Justin Rasmussen: “Mentorship Vision Presentation and Question Period” — Wednesday, May 24 at 10 a.m., 260 Helen Glass.

General seminar: Emily Choy PhD Oral Defense: “The interconnectedness of diet, physiology, and physical condition in beluga whales as a sentinel species for environmental change in the Beaufort Sea ecosystem” — Friday, May 26 at 1 p.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Alisha Ritchie MSc Defense: “Determining the impact of intrinsic and extrinsic factors throughout the annual cycle on the reproductive behaviour of a migratory songbird, Purple Martin Progne subis” — Friday, June 23 at 9:30 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.