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Terry  Campbell
Terry Campbell
Program in Genetics


Postdoctoral Associate

Type: Postdocs

Group: Mackay Lab

PhD, University of South Florida

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Dr. Campbell's research interests cover a range of topics using molecular data to broadly explore metazoan evolution and relationships. Past projects have largely dealt with deep molecular phylogenetics of metazoans. Sequence data from previously unexplored genes were used to examine metazoan evolutionary relationships at the phylum-class level among the various subclades comprising the animal kingdom. Other projects have included the use of DNA sequence data to identify parasitic larvae by matching them to their adult forms and meiofaunal assemblage characterization via broad scale DNA sequence analyses from sediment core samples.

Terry's current research explores the genetic basis of longevity in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. Drosophila has emerged as an excellent system for modeling genetic principles in metazoans. Longevity studies are of particular interest for their application to human health and aging. Lifespan is a complex trait affected by numerous genetic and environmental factors and several genes known to affect lifespan are already characterized. However, the Drosophila Genetic Reference Panel (DGRP), a set of 192 inbred lines derived from the natural Raleigh, NC population, provides a powerful tool for genome wide association analyses, QTL mapping and transcriptional regulatory polymorphism analyses of longevity. Analyses performed under different environmental conditions should allow the identification and characterization of genes and genetic networks with large to moderate affects on longevity, as well as a better understanding of genotype by environment interactions.

Selected Publications:

Holland NC, Campbell TG, Holland LZ, and Wilson NG. (2008). Florida amphioxus (Cephalochordata) hosts larvae of the tapeworm Acanthobothrium brevissime: natural history, anatomy, and taxonomic identification of the parasite. Acta Zoologica. 90: 75–86.

Campbell TG, and Garey JR. (2006). Analysis of G3PDH and SERCA for potential use in deep metazoan phylogeny: Presentation Abstract. Integr Comp Biol. 46 Suppl: E21.

Karlen DJ, Campbell TG, and Garey JR. (2006). A molecular analysis of marine meiofaunal diversity along a natural environmental gradient in the vicinity of a shallow-water hydrothermal vent: Presenation Abstract. Integr Comp Biol. 46 Suppl: E72.

Campbell TG, and Garey JR. (2003). Phylogenetic analysis of the micrognathozoan, Limnognathia maerski, based on the 18S rRNA gene. Integr Comp Biol. 43: 1075.

Garey JR, and Campbell TG. (2000). Acanthocephala and rotifer relationships revisited: Presentation Abstract. Amer Zoo. 40: 1025.

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