Dr. Erin Campbell

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Research Scientist

I lead omics-based research to support diagnostics and biosurveillance of regulated insect plant pests. 

Current research and/or projects

My lab conducts omics-based research to learn how insects interact with and adapt to their environments in order to improve our ability to predict risk, develop diagnostic tools, and broadly support biosurveillance efforts of alien invasive species in Canada.

Research and/or project statements

  • emerald ash borer molecular ecology and evolution
  • Agrilus comparative genomics
  • genome-wide association studies to determine genotype-phenotype interactions of insect pests
  • eDNA as a tool for early detection of insect pests
  • development and validation of molecular marker sets for regulated arthropod pests in Canada

Professional activities / interests

  • Subject Editor, The Canadian Entomologist
  • Co-Secretary, Entomological Society of Canada
  • Undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral supervision and mentorship

Education and awards

Education:

Ph.D. Systematics and Evolution, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, 2019

B.Sc. (Specialization) Evolutionary Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, 2014

B.A. (Hons.) English, Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta, 2008

 

Awards:

Faculty of Science Dissertation Award, University of Alberta, 2019

Department of Biological Sciences Dissertation Award, University of Alberta, 2019