CONTACT: JENNIFER CRONIN
2130 Medical Laboratories
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-9917; fax (319) 335-8034
Release: Sept. 1, 1999
UI's Campbell named as fellow to Biophysical Society
IOWA CITY, Iowa Kevin Campbell, Ph.D., University
of Iowa professor of physiology and biophysics, and neurology, and a Howard
Hughes Medical Institute investigator, is one of 39 scientists to be named
as a fellow in the Biophysical Society's first class of Society Fellows.
The 2000 class of Society Fellows consists of distinguished
society members honored for their excellence in science and contributions
to the expansion of the biophysics field.
Campbell, a UI faculty member since 1981 and a Howard
Hughes Medical Institute investigator since 1989, has made numerous discoveries
in the field of skeletal muscle physiology and biophysics during his initial
years at the UI. More recently, his work has focused on the molecular basis
of muscular dystrophy and approaches to treat muscular dystrophy.
The Biophysical Society is a professional, scientific
society established to encourage development and dissemination of knowledge
of biophysics. The society promotes growth in this expanding field through
its annual meeting, its monthly journal and its committee and outreach activities.
Since its founding in 1956, the society has grown to nearly 6,000 members,
including 651 student members located throughout the United States and the
world. Its members teach and conduct research in colleges, universities, laboratories,
government agencies and industry.