Kevin P. Campbell, Ph.D.
Investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical
, UI Foundation Distinguished Professor, the Roy J.
Chair of Molecular Physiology
and Biophysics, and head of the
department; he is also professor of neurology and internal medicine at the University of
Dr. Campbell, who is on the faculty at the Roy J. And Lucille A.
Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa, is
internationally recognized for his contributions to muscular dystrophy
discoveries of genetic and molecular causes of many forms of the
disease have improved diagnosis of muscular dystrophies and
provided a basis for developing new treatments of muscle
received his B.S. degree in physics from Manhattan
College, his master's degree from the University of
Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and his Ph.D. in
Biophysics from the Department of Radiation Biology and Biophysics
at the University of Rochester. He did postdoctoral
studies in the laboratory of Dr. David MacLennan at the Banting and
Best Department of Medical Research, University of
Toronto, before moving to Iowa in
Campbell is director of the Senator Paul
Cooperative Research Center and has been a Howard Hughes Medical
Institute (HHMI) investigator since 1989. In 2006, Campbell was
elected a Fellow of the American Academy
of Arts and Sciences (AAAS).
Campbell, who has authored more than 300 scientific research
articles, has received numerous awards and honors for his research,
including a Scientific Achievement Award from the Muscular Dystrophy
, the ASBMB-Amgen Award, the Duchenne-Erb-Preis
Award, an American Academy of Neurology Lecturer Award, and
March of Dimes
Prize in Developmental
Biology. He also is a member of the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences.