Dr. Emma Teeling

Dr. Emma Teeling

Associate Professor & Director of the Centre for Irish Bat Research - University College Dublin

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.

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