Dr. Steven M. Carr
Genetics, Evolution, and Molecular Systematics Laboratory
Department of Biology
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Academic Degrees &

Professional Experience

Representative Publications

Recent lab members

Course materials:
 Bio2250 - Principles of Genetics
 Bio2900 - Principles of Evolution & Systematics
 Bio4241 - Advanced Genetics
 Bio4900 - Fundamentals of Genetic Biotechnology
 Med6392 - Human Population Genetics

Information on The Helix & Primer,
    a DNA sequencing service at Memorial University of Newfoundland

Research Interests

I am interested in patterns and processes of DNA sequence evolution in species and natural populations of vertebrate animals, as a mean of understanding their ecology, systematics, biogeography, and behavioural and anatomical evolution. My laboratory has developed a whole-genome phylogeography approach to these questions. Recent investigations in my lab include the following (click on numbers for details, on names for pictures):

(1) Human Population Genomics & Phylogeography of the founding population of Newfoundland
       [Angela Pope, M.Sc. candidate]

Population Genomics of North Atlantic fisheries (with Dr. H. Dawn Marshall):
   (2) Stock Structure of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)
   (3) Structure of discrete breeding grounds in Harp Seals (Pagophilus groenlandicus)    
   (4) Endangered species of Wolffish (Anarhichas spp.)

            [Kim Johnstone, B.Sc. (hons.)]

Evolutionary Genomic perspectives on:
(5) Biogeography of Pacific species of cods and pollacks (Gadidae)
           [Mark Coulson, M.Sc.]
   (6) Behavioural evolution of true seals (Phocidae) of the North Atlantic.
   (7) Population history of Newfoundland Caribou (Rangifer tarandus)
           [Corinne Wilkerson, M.Sc. candidate]
    (8) Genetic Structure of breeding colonies of endangered Ivory Gulls (Laridae)
            [Stephanie Royston, M.Sc. candidate]

(9) Stock Structure in Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides)
(10) Speciation in North American pine martens, wolverines, and fishers (Mustelidae).
(11) Origins of polyploidy in African clawed frogs (Xenopus, Pipidae).
(12) Interspecies hybridization between white-tailed and mule deer (Odocoileus).
(13) Evolution of antlers in New & Old World deer (Cervidae).

(14) A molecular diagnostic test for avian gender
(15) Genetic Forensics: "How to tell a Sea Monster" / "The Case of the Scurilous Scallop"
(16) "Project Steve", an initiative of the National Center for Science Education

"The Helix & Primer"
: forensic applications of DNA sequencing


Dr. Steven M. Carr
Department of Biology
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland A1B 3X9, Canada

(709) 737-7498 / -4776 office / -4713 lab / -3018 FAX
e-mail: scarr@mun.ca

This page has been accessed   times since 14 October 1997.
Last updated 07 March 2007

This page is dedicated to my wife, Mrs. Justyna C. Carr

All text material © 2007 by Steven M. Carr