University of Iowa College of Medicine, USA
Skeletal Muscle is a peer-reviewed, open access, online journal that publishes articles investigating molecular mechanisms underlying the biology of skeletal muscle. A wide range of skeletal muscle biology is included: development, metabolism, the regulation of mass and function, aging, degeneration, dystrophy and regeneration. The emphasis is on understanding adult skeletal muscle, its maintenance, and its interactions with non-muscle cell types and regulatory modulators.
I am fascinated by the molecular architecture and machinery of muscle cells, and I am constantly surprised by the number of cellular mechanisms that maintain muscle function. I am encouraged by these discoveries, too, because all of these mechanisms provide us with many possibilities for attacking the muscle disease.
Dr. Kevin Campbell is an Investigator for the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Roy J. Carver Distinguished Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Head of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, Director of the Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Center, and Professor of Neurology and Internal Medicine at the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa
He received his Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of Rochester in 1979 and went on to complete his postdoctoral studies under Dr. David MacLennan at the University of Toronto. In 1981 Campbell began his work in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Iowa.
In 2009 Campbell was the recipient of the March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology for his pioneering research on cell mechanisms involved in muscular dystrophy. He has published over 400 papers, and his current areas of interest include elucidating the molecular basis of muscular dystrophy and developing strategies to treat muscular dystrophy.