John Campbell, Ph.D

John Campbell, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor

(310) 825-9846

Department of Neurobiology 10833 Le Conte Avenue, Rm 73-210 CHS Los Angeles, CA 90095-1763 (Campus Mail Code 176318)


John H. Campbell received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1964. Following postdoctoral studies at the Institut Pasteur, Paris and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization in Canberra Australia Dr. Campbell, joined the faculty of the Department of Anatomy of the School of Medicine at UCLA. He has served as a visiting scientist and professor at the Division of Plant Industry, CSIRO, the Research School of Biological Sciences at the Australian National University, the Mathematics Institute of Oxford University, and was the first Robert Wesson Scholar on Scientific Philosophy and Public Policy at the Hoover Institute. He is currently an elected Fellow of the American Acadamy of Sciences. Dr. Campbell’s main research contributions have been in complex genetics and evolutionary theory. His interest in human germline engineering grew out of an interest in the roles of organisms in evolution.


Campbell, J.H. 1994. Organisms create evolution. In Creative Evolution?! J.H. Campbell and J.W. Schopf edits. Jones and Bartlett Press, Boston, pp 85-102. Campbell, J.H. 1995. The moral imperative of man’s future evolution. In Evolutionary Journeys, R. Wesson, and P. Williams, edit. Rodopi Press, Amsterdam, pp 79-114 Publications:

J.H. Campbell The moral imperative of man’s future evolution, Evolutionary Journeys, R. Wesson and P. Williams, editors, 1995; 79-114. J.H. Campbell Organisms create evolution, Creative Evolution?!, J.H. Campbell and J.W. Schoft, editors, 1994; 85-102.

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