RELEVANT EXPERTISE: Prof. Emma Teeling established the Laboratory of Molecular Evolution and Mammalian Phylogenetics in 2005 and is the Founding Director of the Centre for Irish Bat Research at University College Dublin (UCD). She has been awarded a prestigious European Research Council Starting grant (2012) and a Science Foundation Ireland, President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (2006). Her integrative research in the fields of zoology, phylogenetics, genomics and conservation biology uncovers the genetic signatures of survival that enables species to adapt to an ever-changing environment. The two mains goals of her research are: (1) study unique model species to enable a better understanding of the structure and function of the human genome to inform medicine and molecular biology; (2) understand and therefore conserve, natural populations and environments to promote ecosystem well-being and functioning. She successfully leads a prolific, internationally renowned research team of typically 10 people and has secured over 4.4M in research funding. She is listed in top 100 female Irish scientists (2014) and gave a TEDx talk (2012) > 340,000 downloads. PROFESSIONAL PREPARATION: Appointments · European Research Council Starting Investigator, UCD, Ireland (2013-2018). · Associate Professor in Evolution and Genetics, UCD, Ireland (2012-present). · Director of the Centre for Irish Bat Research, UCD, Ireland (2008-present). · President of Ireland Young Researcher, UCD, Ireland (2006-2012). · Lecturer in Evolution and Genetics (Tenured 2006) School of Biology and Environmental Science, UCD, Ireland (2005-2012). · Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute, USA (2002-2005).Training and Education · Ph.D. in Molecular Phylogenetics, Queen's University Belfast, N. Ireland and University of California, Riverside, California, USA (1997-2001). · M.Sc. in Animal Behaviour and Animal Welfare, University of Edinburgh, Scotland and Cochrane Ecological Institute, Alberta, Canada (1995-1996). · B.Sc. in Zoology, 1st Class Honours, UCD, Ireland (1991-1995).
- Postdoctoral Research FellowLaboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute, USA1 Jan 2002 - 31 Dec 2004
- Lecturer in Evolution and GeneticsUniversity College Dublin1 Jan 2005
- BScUniversity College Dublin
- MScUniversity of Edinburgh
- PhDQueen's University of Belfast