Polly Campbell, Assistant ProfessorAnimal communication, Gene regulation, Genetics of Social Behavior, Speciation
Ph.D., 2006, Boston University
My lab studies the process of speciation, from population differentiation to interactions between closely related species. I am particularly interested in the evolution and genetic basis of barriers to gene flow between young and incipient species. Because these barriers can be extrinsic (ecological, behavioral) or intrinsic (genetic incompatibilities), this research program encompasses a broad range of topics, from mate choice and species recognition, to reproductive genetics and hybrid sterility. I use a variety of techniques, including quantitative PCR, next generation sequencing, QTL mapping, immunocytochemistry, and behavioral assays. Most work is on rodents and bats; current projects involve house mice and their wild relatives--a wonderfully tractable system for both speciation and behavioral genetics.
- Lüke, L., P. Campbell, M.V. Sanchez, M.W. Nachman and E.R.S. Roldan (2014) Sexual selection on protamine and transition nuclear protein expression in mouse species. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, in press.
- Campbell, P. and M.W. Nachman (2014) X-Y interactions underlie sperm head abnormality in hybrid male house mice. Genetics, in press.
- Campbell, P., J.M. Good and M.W. Nachman (2013) Meiotic sex chromosome inactivation is disrupted in sterile hybrid male house mice. Genetics, 193, 819-828.
- Campbell, P., J.M. Good, M.D. Dean, P.K. Tucker and M.W. Nachman (2012) The contribution of the Y chromosome to hybrid male sterility in house mice. Genetics, 191, 1271-1281.
- Campbell, P., B. Pasch, J.L. Pino, O.L. Crino, M. Phillips and S.M. Phelps (2010) Geographic variation in the songs of Neotropical singing mice: testing the relative importance of drift and local adaptation. Evolution, 64, 1955-1972.
- Campbell, P., A.G. Ophir and S.M. Phelps (2009) Central vasopressin and oxytocin receptor distributions in two species of singing mice. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 516, 321-333.
- Campbell, P., R.L. Reep, M.L. Stoll, A.G. Ophir and S.M. Phelps (2009) Conservation and diversity of Foxp2 expression in muroid rodents: Functional implications. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 512, 84-100.
- Ophir, A.G., P. Campbell, K. Hanna and S.M. Phelps (2008) Field tests of cis-regulatory variation at the prairie vole avpr1a locus: association with V1aR abundance but not sexual or social fidelity. Hormones and Behavior, 54, 694-702.
- Campbell, P. (2008) Determinants of variation in the mating systems of harem-forming bats: species and population-level perspectives from Cynopterus. Journal of Mammalogy, 89, 1351-1360.
- Campbell, P., C.J. Schneider, A. Zubaid, A.M. Adnan and T.H. Kunz (2007) Morphological and ecological correlates of coexistence in Malaysian fruit bats (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae). Journal of Mammalogy, 88, 105-118.
- Campbell, P., A. Zubaid, A.M. Adnan and T.H. Kunz (2006) Resource distribution and social structure in two harem-forming species of old world fruit bats: variations on a polygynous theme. Animal Behaviour, 72, 687-698.
- Campbell, P., C.J. Schneider, A.M. Adnan, A. Zubaid and T.H. Kunz (2006) Comparative population structure of Cynopterus fruit bats in peninsular Malaysia and southern Thailand. Molecular Ecology, 15, 29-47.
- Campbell, P., C.J. Schneider, A.M. Adnan, A. Zubaid and T.H. Kunz (2004) Phylogeny and phylogeography of Old World fruit bats in the Cynopterus brachyotis complex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 33, 764-781.