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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).

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2008.
Title: Centre of Irish Bat Research
Year: 2006.
Title: President of Ireland's Young Investigator Award
       

Conference Contributions

Puechmaille, Sébastien Jean,Teeling, E. C.; (2006) Craseonycteris thonglongyai: one species or two?. [Oral Presentation], 36th North American Symposium on Bat Research, Hilton Riverside, Wilmington, U.S.A , 18-OCT-06 - 21-OCT-06.
Puechmaille, Sebastien Jean,Teeling, E. C.; (2007) Does intra-specific echolocation call variation relate to phylogenetic history?. [Oral Presentation], Vth Irish Bat Conference, Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland , 12-OCT-07 - 13-OCT-07.
Puechmaille, Sebastien Jean,Teeling, Emma Caroline; (2007) Population genetics and conservation status of the samallest mammal in the world, Craseonycteris thonglongyai. [Oral Presentation], 2nd Postgraduate Ecology Forum, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland , 12-MAR-07 - 13-MAR-07.
Puechmaille, Sebastien Jean,Teeling, E. C.; (2007) Variation in the frequency of the echolocation calls of Craseonycteris thonglongyai in Thailand and Myanmar. [Oral Presentation], The First International South-East Asian Bat Conference, Club Andaman Resort Beach Hotel, Patong, Phuket, Thailand , 07-MAY-07 - 10-MAY-07.
Puechmaille, Sebastien Jean,Bates, Paul J. J.,Teeling, E. C.; (2007) Cryptic speciation in Craseonycteris thonglongyai?. [Invited Oral Presentation], XIV International Bat Research Conference & 37th NASBR, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico , 19-AUG-07 - 23-AUG-07.
Puechmaille, Sebastien Jean,Piyapan, Piyapan,Yokubol, Medhi,Satasook, Chutamas,Tin Nwe,,Si Si Hla Bu,,Khin Mie Mie,,Bates, Paul J. J.,Teeling, E. C.; (2008) Does sensory ecology drive speciation?. [Poster Presentation], Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, Recinte Montjuic - Palau de Congressos de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain , 05-JUN-08 - 08-JUN-08.
Puechmaille, Sebastien Jean,Yokubol, Medhi,Piyapan, Piyapan,Khin Mie Mie,,Bates, Paul J. J.,Teeling, E. C.; (2008) Is adaptation driving speciation in Craseonycteris thonglongyai: a genetic perspective?. [Oral Presentation], XIth European Bat Research Symposium, Cluj-Napoca, Romania , 18-AUG-08 - 22-AUG-08.
Puechmaille, Sebastien Jean,Yokubol, Medhi,Piyapan, Piyapan,Khin Mie Mie,,Bates, Paul J. J.,Teeling, E. C.; (2009) What do we know about the smallest mammal in the world?. [Invited Oral Presentation], The National Bat Conference - Bat Conservation Trust, University of York, UK , 18-SEP-09 - 20-SEP-09.
Puechmaille, Sebastien Jean,Yokubol, Medhi,Piyapan, Piyapan,Ar Gouilh, Meriadeg,Tin Nwe,Si Si Hla Bu,Khin Mie Mie,Satasook, Chutamas,Bates, Paul J. J.,Teeling, E. C.; (2009) Does sensory ecology drive speciation in the smallest mammal of the world?. [Oral Presentation], Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, Iowa City, U.S.A , 03-JUN-09 - 07-JUN-09.
Puechmaille, S.J. and Teeling, E.C.; (2010) Craseonycteris thonglongyai, a bat that does not fly?. [Oral Presentation], 13èmes Rencontres Nationales Chauves-souris, Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Bourges, Bourges, France , 20-MAR-10 - 21-MAR-10.
Puechmaille, S., Wibbelt, G., Frick, W., Kunz, T., Racey, P., Voigt, C., and Teeling, E.C.; (2011) Overview of the distribution and dynamics of Geomyces destructans across Europe and potential threats to bats. [Invited Oral Presentation], 41th Annual Meeting of the North American Society for Bat Research, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Canada , 26-OCT-11 - 29-OCT-11.
Puechmaille, S., Schuchmann, M., Zsebok, S., Borissov, I., Teeling, E., and Siemers, B.; (2011) Female Rhinolophus mehelyi prefer males with high frequency echolocation calls. [Oral Presentation], XIIth European Bat Research Symposium, Vilnius, Lithuania , 22-AUG-11 - 26-AUG-11.
Teeling, E.; Biological Society (Oct. 2005) Bats, bones and biogeography. [Invited Oral Presentation], Biological Society, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland .
Teeling, E.; 2006 Asian Bat Meeting (April 2006) The use of genetics in the study of bats. [Invited Oral Presentation], 2006 Asian Bat Meeting, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand .
Teeling, E.; Royal Zoological Society of London (Oct. 2006) A molecular perspective on the evolution of echolocation and flight in bats. [Invited Oral Presentation], Royal Zoological Society of London, UK .
Teeling. E; Zoology Department, National University of Ireland, Galway (Feb. 2005) A molecular phylogeny for bats illuminates biogeography and the fossil record. [Invited Oral Presentation], Zoology Department, National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway, Ireland .
Teeling, E.; 10th European Bat Research Symposium (Aug. 2005) Using genetics in the study of bats. [Invited Oral Presentation], 10th European Bat Research Symposium, Galway, Ireland .
Teeling, E.; 2006 Asian Bat Meeting (April 2006) The Craseonycteris story. [Invited Oral Presentation], 2006 Asian Bat Meeting, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Thailand .
Teeling, E.; Department of Zoology, Trinity College Dublin (Nov. 2005) The evolution of echolocation and flight in mammals. [Invited Oral Presentation], Department of Zoology, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland .
Teeling, E.; Biology Department, University of Bristol (March 2006) A molecular perspective on the evolution of bats. [Invited Oral Presentation], Biology Department, University of Bristol, UK .
Teeling, E.; 13th International Bat Research Conference, 2004. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], 13th International Bat Research Conference, 2004, Poland .
Teeling, E.; 10th European Bat Research Symposium 2005. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 10th European Bat Research Symposium 2005, Galway, Ireland .

Committees

Committee : Director of the Centre for Irish Bat Research
Committee : SBES Seminar Series
Committee : UCD SFI Overhead Investment Plan Advisory Group
Committee : SBES Research & Innovation Committee

Employment

Employer: Laboratory of Genomic Diversity, National Cancer Institute, USA
Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Employer: School of Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin
Position: Lecturer in Evolution and Genetics

Education

Year 1995 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: BSc Subject:
Year 1996 Institution: University College Dublin
Qualification: MSc Subject:
Year 2001 Institution: Queen's University of Belfast, UK
Qualification: PhD Subject:
       

Other Activities

External Examiner for PhD Theses in 2005 & 2006 in:
University of Bristol, UK
University of Leeds, UK
University of Geneva, Switzerland
Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland

Invited Reviewer for Peer Reviewed Journals:

Proceedings of the Royal Society
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Journal of Mammalian Evolution
Acta Chiropterologica
Journal of Heredity
Bioinformaticcs
Journal of Mammology
PLOS
Molecular Ecology

Member of the Editorial Board for Journal of Mammalian Evolution
Invited Editor for Bat Research News 2007
Invited Reviewer for NSF Research in Undergraduate Institutions Awards, 2005/2007/2008
Regional Director for Washington D.C. Chapter of BioLink Ireland-USA, 2003-2004

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Teeling, E.C., Dool, S. and Springer, M.S. (2012) 'Phylogenies, fossils and functional genes: The evolution of echolocation in bats' In: Gunnell, G.F. and Simmons, N.B (eds). Evolutionary History of Bats: Fossils, Molecules, and Morphology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. , pp.1-21 [Details]
Jones, K.E. and Teeling, E.C. (2009) 'Mapping ecological and behavioural traits on phylogenies' In: T.H. Kunz and S. Parsons (eds). Ecological and Behavioral Methods for the Study of Bats. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press. , pp.715-738 [Details]
Teeling, E.C.; (2009) 'Chiroptera' In: Teeling, E.C.; (eds). Time Tree of Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press. , pp.499-503 [Details]
Springer, M.S., Murphy, W.J., Eizirik, E. Madsen, O., Scally, M., Douady, C.J., Teeling, E.C., Stanhope, M.J., de Jong, W.W. and O'Brien, J.; (2007) 'A molecular classification for the living orders of placental mammals and the phylogenetic placement of Primates' In: Mattew J Ravosa, Marian Dagosto (eds). Primate Origins and Adaptations and Evolution. New York: Springer. , pp.1-28 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Claire C Morgan, Ann M Mc Cartney, Mark TA Donoghue, Noeleen B Loughran, Charles Spillane, Emma C Teeling and Mary J O¿Connell (2013) 'Molecular adaptation of telomere associated genes in mammals'. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 13 . [DOI] [Details]
Puechmaille, S.J. and Teeling, E.C. (2014) 'Non-invasive genetics can help find rare species: A case study with Rhinolophus mehelyi and R. euryale (Rhinolophidae: Chiroptera) in Western Europe'. Mammalia, 78 (2):251-255. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Hayden, S. and Bekaert, M. and Goodbla, A. and Murphy, W.J. and Dávalos, L.M. and Teeling, E.C. (2014) 'A cluster of olfactory receptor genes linked to frugivory in bats'. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 31 (4):917-927. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Hughes, G.M. and Teeling, E.C. and Higgins, D.G. (2014) 'Loss of olfactory receptor function in hominin evolution'. PLoS ONE, 9 (1). Available Online [DOI] [Details]
McMahon, B.J., Teeling, E. & Höglund, J. (2014) 'How and why should we implement genomics into conservation?'. Evolutionary Applications, 7 :999-1007. [DOI] [Details]
Sara Hayden and Emma C. Teeling (2014) 'The Molecular Biology of Vertebrate Olfaction'. Anatomical Record, Volume 297 (Issue 11):2216-2226. [DOI] [Details]
Puechmaille, S.J. and Borissov, I.M. and Zsebok, S. and Allegrini, B. and Hizem, M. and Kuenzel, S. and Schuchmann, M. and Teeling, E.C. and Siemers, B.M. (2014) 'Female mate choice can drive the evolution of high frequency echolocation in bats: A case study with Rhinolophus mehelyi'. PLoS ONE, 9 (7). Available Online [DOI] [Details]
N. M. Foley, V. D. Thong, P. Soisook, S. M. Goodman, K. Armstrong, D. Jacobs, S. J. Puechmaille & E. C. Teeling (2015) 'How and why overcome the impediments to resolution: lessons from rhinolophid and hipposiderid bats'. Molecular Biology and Evolution, . [Details]
E.C. Teeling, S.B. Hedges (2013) 'Making the impossible possible: rooting the tree of placental mammals'. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 30 (9):1999-2000. [Details]
Springer, M.S, Meredith, R.B., Teeling, E.C., Murphy, W.J. (2013) 'Technical Comment on The Placental Mammal Ancestor and the Post-K-Pg Radiation of Placentals'. Science, 9 :613-603. [Details]
S. Mahony, E.C. Teeling,S.D. Biju (2013) 'Three new species of horned frogs, Megophrys (Amphibia: Megophryidae), from northeast India, with a resolution to the identity of Megophrys boettgeri populations reported from the region'. Zootaxa, . [Details]
Hughes G.M., Gang L., Murphy W.J., Higgins D.G., Teeling E.C. (2013) 'Using Illumina Next Generation Sequencing Technologies to Sequence Multigene Families in de novo Species'. Molecular Ecology Resources, 13 (3):510-512. [Details]
J. Kirwan, M. Bekaert, J. M. Commins, K. T. J. Davies, S. J. Rossiter, E. C. Teeling (2013) 'A Phylomedicine Approach to Understanding the Evolution of Auditory Sensory Perception and Disease in Mammals'. Evolutionary Applications, 6 (3):412-422. [Details]
D. D. Scott, S. Fitzpatrick, D. A. Bailie, E. S. M. Boston, M. G. Lundy, D. J. Buckley, E. C. Teeling, W. I. Montgomery, P. A. Prodöhl (2013) 'Isolation and characterization of eight polymorphic microsatellite loci for Natterer's bat, Myotis nattereri (Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera)'. Conservation Genetics Resources, 5 :643-645. [DOI] [Details]
S. E. Dool, S. J. Puechmaille, C. Dietz, J. Juste, C. Ibáñez, P. Hulva, S. G. Roué, E. J. Petit, G. Jones, S. J. Rossiter, E. C. Teeling (2013) 'Phylogeography and postglacial recolonisation of Europe by Rhinolophus hipposideros: evidence from multiple genetic markers'. Molecular Ecology, 22 (15):4055-4070. [Details]
Lundy M.G., Harrison A., Buckley D.J., Boston E.S., Scott D.D., Teeling E.C.,Montgomery W.I., Houghton J.D.R. (2013) 'Prey field switching based on preferential behaviour can induce Levy flights'. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface / the Royal Society, 10 (78). [Details]
G. Jones, E. C. Teeling, S. J. Rossiter (2013) 'From the ultrasonic to the infrared: molecular evolution and the sensory biology of bats'. Frontiers in Integrative Physiology, 4 . [Details]
S. J. Puechmaille & E. C. Teeling (2013) 'Non-invasive genetics can help find rare species: a case study with Rhinolophus mehelyi (Rhinolophidae: Chiroptera)'. Mammalia, . [Details]
S.J. Puechmaille, B. Allegrini, E.S. Boston, M-J. Dubourg-Savage, A. Evin, A. Knochel, Y. Le Bris, V. Lecoq, M. Lemaire, M., D. Rist, E.C. Teeling (2012) 'Genetic analyses reveal further cryptic lineages within the Myotis nattereri species complex'. Mammalian Biology, 77 (3):224-228. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Thong, V.D., Puechmaille, S.J., Denzinger, A., Bates, P.J.J., Dietz, C., Csorba, G., Soisook, P., Teeling, E.C., Matsumura, S., Furey, N. and Schnitzler, H.U. (2012) 'Systematics of the Hipposideros turpis complex with a description of a new subspecies from Vietnam'. Mammal Review, 42 (2):166-192. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Thong, V.D., Puechmaille, S.J., Denzinger, A., Csorba, G., Dietz, C., Bates, P.J.J., Teeling, E.C. and Schnitzler, H.U. (2012) 'A new species of Hipposideros (Chiroptera: Hipposideridae) from Vietnam'. Journal of Mammalogy, 93 (1):1-11. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Lundy, M.G.,Harrison, A., Buckley, D.J., Boston, E.S., Scott, D.D., Teeling, E.C., Montgomery, W.I., Houghton, J.D.R. (2012) 'Prey field switching based on preferential behaviour can induce Levy flights'. Proceedings of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences, . [DOI] [Details]
Lundy, M.J., Buckley, D.J., Boston, E.S.M., Scott, D.D., Prodohl, P.A., Marnell, F., Teeling, E.C. and Montgomery, W.I. (2012) 'Behavioural context of multi-scale species distribution models assessed by radio-tracking'. Basic and Applied Ecology, 13 (2):188-195. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
M. Ruedi, N. Friedli-Weyeneth, E.C. Teeling, S.J. Puechmaille, S.M. Goodman (2012) 'Biogeography of Old World emballonurine bats (Chiroptera: Emballonuridae) inferred with mitochondrial and nuclear DNA'. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 64 (1):204-211. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
D. J. Buckley, M. G. Lundy, E. S. M. Boston, D. D. Scott, Y. Gager, P. Prodohl, F. Marnell, W. I. Montgomery, E. C. Teeling (2012) 'The spatial ecology of the whiskered bat (Myotis mystacinus) at the western extreme of its range provides evidence of regional adaptation'. Mammalian Biology, 78 (3):198-204. [Details]
E.S.M Boston, S.J. Puechmaille, D. Scott, D.J. Buckley, M.G. Lundy, I.W. Montgomery, P.A. Prodohl, E.C. Teeling (2012) 'Empirical assessment of non-invasive population genetics in bats: comparison of DNA quality from faecal and tissue samples'. Acta Chiropterologica, 14 (1):45-52. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Goodman, S.M., Puechmaille, S., Friedli-Weyeneth, N., Gerlach, J., Ruedi, M., Schoeman, C., Stanley, W.T. and Teeling, E.C. (2012) 'Phylogeny of the Emballonurini bats (Family Emballonuridae): new genus of Emballonura and species of Coleura'. Journal of Mammalogy, 93 (6):1440-1455. [DOI] [Details]
Lundy, M., Teeling, E.C., Boston, E.S.M., Scott. D.D., Buckley, D.J., Prodöhl, P.A., Marnell, F. and Montgomery, W.I. ; (2011) 'The Shape of Sound: Elliptic fourier descriptors (EFD) discriminate the echolocation calls of Myotis bats (M. daubentoni, M. nattereri and M. mystacinus)'. Bioacoustics, 20 (2):101-116. [Details]
Puechmaille, S., Fuller, H., and Teeling, E.C.; (2011) 'Effect of sample preservation methods on the viability of Geomyces destructans, the fungus associated with white-nose syndrome in bats'. Acta Chiropterologica, 13 (1):217-222. [DOI] [Details]
Puechmaille, S., Wibbelt, G., Korn, V., Fuller, H., Forget, F., Mühldorfer, K., Kurth, A., Bogdanowicz, W., Borel, C., Bosch, T., Cherezy, T., Drebet, M., Görföl, T., Haarsma, A-J., Herhaus, F., Hallart, G., Hammer, M., Jungmann, C., Le Bris, Y., Lutsar, L., Masing, M., Mulkens, B., Passior, K., Starrach, M., Wojtaszewski, A., Zöphel, U. and Teeling, E.C.; (2011) 'Pan-European distribution of white-nose syndrome fungus (Geomyces destructans) not associated with mass mortality'. PLoS ONE, 6(4) e19167 . [DOI] [Details]
Puechmaille, S., Frick, W.F., Kunz, T.H., Racey, P.A., Voigt, C., Wibbelt, G. and Teeling, E.C. (2011) 'White nose syndrome: is this emerging disease a threat to European bats?'. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 26 (11):570-576. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Meredith, R.W, Janecka, J.E., Gatesy, J., Ryder, O.A., Fisher, C.A., Teeling, E.C., Goodbla, A., Eizirik, E., Simao, T.L.L., Stadler, T., Rabosky, D.L., Honeycutt, R.L., Flynn, J.J., Ingram, C.M., Steiner, C., Williams, T.L., Robinson, T.J., Burk-Herrick, A., Westerman, M., Ayoub, N.A., Springer, M.S. and Murphy, W.J. (2011) 'Impacts of the Cretaceous Terrestrial Revolution and KPg Extinction on Mammal Diversification'. Science, 334 (6055):521-524. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Buckley, D., Puechmaille, S., Roche, N. and Teeling, E.; (2011) 'A critical assessment of the presence of Barbastella barbastellus and Nyctalus noctula in Ireland with a description of N. leisleri echolocation calls from Ireland'. Hystrix - Italian Journal of Mammalogy, 22 (1):111-127. [Details]
K T.J. Davies, J.A. Cotton, J. Kirwan, E.C. Teeling & S.J. Rossiter (2011) 'Parallel signatures of sequence evolution among hearing genes in echolocating mammals: an emerging model of genetic convergence'. Heredity, 108 (5):480-489. [Details]
Boston, E.S.M., Hanrahan, N., Puechmaille, S.J., Ruedi, M., Buckley, D.J., Lundy, M.G., Scott, D.D., Prodohl, P.A., Montgomery, W.I., Teeling, E.C.; (2011) 'A rapid PCR-based assay for identification of cryptic Myotis spp. (M. mystacinus, M. brandtii and M. alcathoe)'. Conservation Genetics Resources, 3 (3):557-563. [DOI] [Details]
Ar Gouilh, M., Puechmaille, S., Gonzalez, J.P., Teeling, E., Pattamaporn, K. and Manuguerra, J-C.; (2011) 'SARS-Coronavirus ancestor's foot-prints in South-East Asian bat colonies and the refuge theory'. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 11 (7):1690-1702. [DOI] [Details]
Puechmaille, S.J., Ar Gouilh, M., Piyapan, P., Yokubol, M., Khin Mie Mie, Bates, P.J.J., Satasook, C., Tin Nwe, Si Si Hla Bu, Mackie, I.J., Petit, E.J. and Teeling, E.C. (2011) 'The evolution of sensory divergence in the context of limited gene flow in the bumblebee bat'. Nature Communications, 2, Article No. 573 . Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Puechmaille, S.J., Verdeyroux, P., Fuller, H., Gouilh, M.A., Bekaert, M. and Teeling, E.C.; (2010) 'White-nose syndrome fungus (Geomyces destructans) in bat, France'. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 16 (2):290-293. [Details]
Hayden, S, Bekaert, M, Crider, TA, Mariani, S,Murphy, WJ, Teeling, EC (2010) 'Ecological adaptation determines functional mammalian olfactory subgenomes'. Genome Research, 20 :1-9. [DOI] [Details]
Boston, E.S.M., Buckley, D., Bekaert, M., Lundy, M.G., Gager, Y., Scott, D.D., Prodohl, P.A., Montgomery, I., Marnell, F. and Teeling, E.; (2010) 'The status of the cryptic species, Myotis mystacinus (Whiskered bat) and Myotis brandtii (Brandt's bat) in Ireland'. Acta Chiropterologica, 12 (2):457-461. [DOI] [Details]
S. J. Puechmaille, P. Piyapan, M. Yokubol, K. Mie Mie, P. J. Bates, C. Satasook, T. Nwe, S. Si. Hla Bu, I. Mackie & E. C. Teeling. ; (2009) 'Characterization and multiplex genotyping of sixteen polymorphic microsatellite loci in the endangered bumblebee-bat, Craseonycteris thonglongyai (Chiroptera: Craseonycteridae)'. Conservation Genetics, 10 :1073-1076. [DOI] [Details]
Puechmaille, S., Soisook, P., Yokubol, M., Piyapan, P., Ar Gouilh, M., Khin, Mie. Mie., Khin Khin Kyaw, Mackie, I., Bumrungsri, S., Dejtaradol, A., Tin Nwe, Si Si Hla Bu., Satasook, C., Bates, P. and Teeling, E.; (2009) 'Population size, distribution, threats and conservation status of two endangered bat species: Craseonycteris thonglongyai and Hipposideros turpis'. Endangered Species Research, 8 :15-23. [DOI] [Details]
Teeling, E.C. ; (2009) 'Hear, hear: the convergent evolution of echolocation in bats?'. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 24 (7):351-354. [DOI] [Details]
Boutros, R,Stokes, N,Bekaert, M,Teeling, EC; (2009) 'UniPrime2: a web service providing easier Universal Primer design'. Nucleic acids research, 37 (NA):209-213. [DOI] [Details]
Zhao, HB,Ru, BH,Teeling, EC,Faulkes, CG,Zhang, SY,Rossiter, SJ; (2009) 'Rhodopsin Molecular Evolution in Mammals Inhabiting Low Light Environments'. PLoS ONE, 4 . [DOI] [Details]
Haussler, D,O'Brien, SJ,Ryder, OA,Barker, FK,Clamp, M,Crawford, AJ,Hanner, R,Hanotte, O,Johnson, WE,McGuire, JA,Miller, W,Murphy, RW,Murphy, WJ,Sheldon, FH,Sinervo, B,Venkatesh, B,Wiley, EO,Allendorf, FW,Amato, G,Baker, CS,Bauer, A,Beja-Pereira, A,Bermingham, E,Bernardi, G,Bonvicino, CR,Brenner, S,Burke, T,Cracraft, J,Diekhans, M,Edwards, S,Ericson, PGP,Estes, J,Fjelsda, J,Flesness, N,Gamble, T,Gaubert, P,Graphodatsky, AS,Graves, JAM,Green, ED,Green, RE,Hackett, S,Hebert, P,Helgen, KM,Joseph, L,Kessing, B,Kingsley, DM,Lewin, HA,Luikart, G,Martelli, P,Moreira, MAM,Nguyen, N,Orti, G,Pike, BL,Rawson, DM,Schuster, SC,Seuanez, HN,Shaffer, HB,Springer, MS,Stuart, JM,Sumner, J,Teeling, E,Vrijenhoek, RC,Ward, RD,Warren, WC,Wayne, R,Williams, TM,Wolfe, ND,Zhang, YP,Graph-Odatsky, A,Johnson, WE,Fel; (2009) 'Genome 10K: A Proposal to Obtain Whole-Genome Sequence for 10 000 Vertebrate Species'. Heredity, 100 :659-674. [DOI] [Details]
Zhao, H., Rossiter, S.J., Teeling, E.C., Li, C., Cotton. J.A., Zhang, S. (2009) 'The evolution of color vision in nocturnal mammals'. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 106 (22):8980-8985. [DOI] [Details]
Bekaert, M. and Teeling, E.C. ; (2008) 'UniPrime: a workflow-based platform for improved universal primer design'. Nucleic Acids Research, 36 (10). [Details]
Springer, M.S., Meredith, R.W., Eizirik, E., Teeling, E. and Murphy, W.J. ; (2008) 'Morphology and placental mammal phylogeny'. Systematic Biology, 57 (3):499-503. [Details]
Springer, M.S., Burk, A, Meredith, R., Eizirik, E., Teeling, E.C., O'Brien, S.J. and Murphy, W.J.; (2007) 'The Adequacy of Morphology for Reconstructing the Early Phylogenetic History of Placental Mammals'. Systematic Biology, 56 (4):673-684. [Details]
Miller-Butterworth, CM,Murphy, WJ,O'Brien, SJ,Jacobs, DS,Springer, MS,Teeling, EC; (2007) 'A family matter: Conclusive resolution of the taxonomic position of the long-fingered bats, Miniopterus'. Journal of Molecular Biology, 24 :1553-1561. [DOI] [Details]
Johnson W.E., Eizirik E., Pecon-Slattery J., Murphy W.J., Antunes, A., Teeling, E. C., O'Brien, S.J.; (2006) 'Explosive Late Miocene Radiation of the Felidae Family'. SCIENCE, 311 :73-77. [Details]
Pereira, MJR; Rebelo, H; Teeling, EC; O'Brien, SJ; Mackie, I; Bu, SSH; Swe, KM; Mie, KM; Bates, PJJ; ; (2006) 'Status of the world's smallest mammal, the bumble-bee bat Craseonycteris thonglongyai, in Myanmar'. Oryx, 40 (4):456-463. [Details]
Jones, G; Teeling, EC; ; (2006) 'The evolution of echolocation in bats'. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 21 (3):149-156. [Details]
Teeling, EC,Springer, MS,Madsen, O,Bates, P,O'Brien, SJ,Murphy, WJ; (2005) 'A molecular phylogeny for bats illuminates biogeography and the fossil record'. Science, 307 :580-584. [DOI] [Details]
Pearks Wilkerson, A.J., Teeling, E.C., Troyer, J.L., Kahila Bar-Gal, G., Roelke-Parker, M., Marker, L., Pecon-Slattery, J. and O'Brien, S.J. ; (2004) 'SARS-Related coronavirus outbreak and host genetic influence: Lessons from cheetahs'. Current Biology, 17 :R227-R228. [Details]
Teeling, E.C., Madsen, O., Murphy, W.J., Springer, M.S. and O'Brien, J. ; (2003) 'Nuclear gene sequences confirm an ancient link between New Zealand's short tailed bat and South American noctilionid bats'. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 28 :308-319. [Details]
Teeling, E.C., Madsen, O., Stanhope, M.J., de Jong, W.W., Van den Bussche, R. and Springer, M.S.; (2002) 'Microbat paraphyly and the convergent evolution of a key innovation in Old World rhinolophoid microbats'. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 99 :1432-1436. [Details]
Springer, M.S., Teeling, E.C., Madsen, O., Stanhope, M.J. and de Jong, W.W.; (2001) 'Integrated fossil and molecular data reconstruct bat echolocation'. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 98 :6241-6246. [Details]
Springer, M.S., Teeling, E.C. and Stanhope, M.J. ; (2001) 'External nasal cartilages in bats: Evidence for microchriopteran monophyly?'. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 8 :231-236. [Details]
Murphy, W.J., Eizirik, E., O'Brien, S.J., Madsen, O., Scally, M., Douady, C., Teeling, E.C., Stanhope, M.J., de Jong, W.W. and Springer, M.S.; (2001) 'Resolution of the early placental mammal radiation using Bayesian phylogenetics'. Science, 294 :2348-2351. [Details]
Teeling, E.C., Scally, M., Kao, D.J., Romangnoli, M.L., Springer, M.S. and Stanhope, M.J.; (2000) 'Molecular evidence regarding the origin of echolocation and flight in bats'. Nature, 403 :188-192. [Details]
       

Editorial

Teeling, EC; (2009) Hear, hear: the convergent evolution of echolocation in bats?. Editorial [DOI] [Details]
                 

Abstract

Le Gouil, M,Puechmaille, S,Gonzalez, JP,Teeling, E,Kittayapong, P,Manuguerra, JC (2012) SARS-Coronavirus ancestor's foot-prints in Thai bat colonies and the refuge theory: A phylogeography perspective. Abstract [DOI] [Details]
Teeling, E,Miller-Butter-Worth, C (2007) Molecular phylogenetics investigates the bat fossil record. Abstract [Details]
                                                               

Research

Research Interests

Research Interests:

For the past 15 years I have investigated the evolutionary relationships among mammals both at the nucleotide and genomic level. Mammals are one of the most diverse groups of vertebrates, with large differences in body size, life span, ecological adaptation, metabolic rate, behavior, reproduction and locomotion. I examine this variation using comparative genomics to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying morphological and physiological adaptation and to help annotate and explain our own genome. Furthermore, I use evolutionary analyses of whole genomes and targeted genes sequenced in divergent species to understand of the patterns of human disease mutations in many inherited visual and auditory diseases. Finally, I investigate how species and populations transform in response to recent environmental changes and use genetic data to inform conservation management plans.

Current research projects running in my laboratory include:

(1) Evolution of exceptional longevity in mammals.
(2) Evolution of sensory perception in mammals and the implications for visual and auditory diseases.
(3) Untangling the drivers of sensory speciation.
(4) The mammal tree of life.
(5) Phylogenetic history, population structure and conservation status of Irish bats.

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : The evolution of Mammalian Olfaction
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-06 / 01-JAN-07
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Conservation and phylogeography of the lesser horseshoe bat
Start Date / End Date : 15-SEP-06 / 15-SEP-07
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : A Molecular Investigation into the Population Dynamics Conservation Status of the World's Smallest Mammal, Craseonycteris thonglongyai
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-05 / 31-JAN-09
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : A comparative genomic investigation into the molecular mechanisms and evolution of sensory perception in mammals
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-06 / 31-MAR-12
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET)
Title : Conservation and phylogeography of the endangered lesser horseshoe bat
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-06 / 30-SEP-09
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET)
Title : Molecular evolution of olfactory receptors in mammals
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-06 / 30-SEP-09
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET)
Title : The ecology and phylogeography of the whiskered bat in Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-07 / 30-SEP-10
Sponsor : Portuguese Ministry for Science Technology and Higher Education
Title : A molecular investigation in mammalian vision
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-08 / 01-JAN-12
Sponsor : National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS)
Title : Centre for Irish Bat Research
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-08 / 30-NOV-11
Sponsor : The Heritage Council
Title : Conservation of the Whiskered Bat (Myotis Mystacinus) in Ireland
Start Date / End Date : 07-MAR-08 / 30-NOV-08
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET)
Title : Molecular evolution of hearing in mammals
Start Date / End Date : 01-OCT-08 / 30-SEP-09
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : Next Generation Sequencing Investigates the Evolution of Olfaction in Mammals
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUL-09 / 31-AUG-09
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : The Impact of Ecological Niche Specialisation on the Evolution of Olfaction in Bats
Start Date / End Date : 03-AUG-09 / 31-JAN-11
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Post-glacial colonisation & demographic history of Europe's lesser horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros)
Start Date / End Date : 17-MAY-10 / 16-NOV-11
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Attendance of the North American Bat Research Symposium 2010 conference
Start Date / End Date : 17-MAY-10 / 16-NOV-11
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Multitasking Multi-Gene Families
Start Date / End Date : 17-MAY-10 / 16-NOV-11
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Forensic techniques monitor the effect of climate change on threatened mammal populations
Start Date / End Date : 17-MAY-10 / 16-NOV-11
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET)
Title : The role of sensory ecology in species recognition and its implications for speciation
Start Date / End Date : 01-AUG-10 / 31-JAN-13
Sponsor : Higher Education Authority (HEA)
Title : PRTLI 5: ESI-PhD-ENS - Split Accounts School of BES
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAR-11 / 28-FEB-16
Sponsor : Irish Research Council for Science Engineering and Technology (IRCSET)
Title : Systematic studies of the Asian horned frogs
Start Date / End Date : 01-SEP-11 / 31-AUG-14
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Conservation of rare and endangered frogs in India
Start Date / End Date : 01-MAY-12 / 31-OCT-13
Sponsor : EC Framework (FP7)
Title : Ageless: Comparative genomics /`wildlife¿ transcriptomics uncovers the mechanisms of halted ageing in mammals
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-13 / 31-DEC-17
Sponsor : Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI)
Title : Bat Interactions with Onshore Wind Farms in Ireland - Year 1 Field Season Activities
Start Date / End Date : 27-JUL-12 / 15-NOV-12
Sponsor : Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Title : SFI ERC Support (AGELESS - Teeling)
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-13 / 31-DEC-17
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : Ageless: Comparative genomics /`wildlife¿ transcriptomics uncovers the mechanisms of halted ageing in mammals-PI time
Start Date / End Date : 01-JAN-13 / 31-DEC-18
   

Teaching

Teaching Philosophy