Karen A. Campbell, Ph.D., P. Kenneth Nase M.D. '55 Chair of Biology

Karen A. Campbell, Ph.D., P. Kenneth Nase M.D. '55 Chair of Biology

Health Sciences Advisor and P. Kenneth Nase M.D. '55 Chair of Biology
Science Hall room 237

Ph.D.: Indiana University (Vertebrate Physiology & Zoology)
M.Sc.: York University (Invertebrate Endocrinology & Biochemistry)
B.Sc.: Queen’s University (Biology & Zoology)

Areas of Expertise

  • Behavioral ecology
  • Physiology of bats


Areas of Research

  • Integrative Animal Biology, by Fenton, Campbell, Dumont and Owen. 2013. Nelson Publishing, Toronto, Ontario Canada

Recent Student Research Collaborations

  • Tia Camarata, “The influence of reproductive history on the development of mammary cancer in dogs.”
  • Kaitlin Leffler, Russell Leinbach, Justin Hoffman and Joshua Reeder: “Survey of the bat populations of Valley Forge NHP and Hopewell Furnace NRA using traditional and acoustic techniques to assess the impact of White Nose Syndrome” (Presented at the North American Symposium for Bat Research, Albany NY October 2014 and NCUR conference at Eastern Washington University, WA 4/2015)
  • Brianne Gjurich, “Applying biochemical techniques to the extraction, isolation and purification of an enzyme, lactose dehydrogenase, from Streptococcus”
  • LaKeisha Hall, at Indiana University, “Seasonal changes in immunity track changes in energetics and not reproduction in female Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus)”
  • Jessica Kohut, ‘Preliminary biochemical studies of bacterial enzyme activity to support research with broader physiology and evolutionary applications”
  • Lucas Polipski, Villanova University master’s thesis, “Diet Analysis of Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus) populations at two maternity colonies”
  • Timothy Boyle, “Foraging Habits of Myotis lucifugus
  • Charles Frankhouser, “Quantifying variation in bat echolocation calls”
  • LaKeisha Hall, “Diet Analysis of Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus) females during the reproductive season: a comparison with insect availability”
  • Charles Frankhouser, “Roost selection and habitat use in tree-roosting insectivorous bats”
  • Tara Smith, “Roost selection and habitat use by the red bat, Lasiurus borealis, in Pennsylvania”

Courses Taught

BIO 151: General Biology I (Structure and Function)

BIO 234/235: Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II

BIO 331: Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy

BIO 389: Tropical Ecology in Costa Rica

BIO 490/493: Behavioral Endocrinology & Neurobiology