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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.