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Dan H. Campbell

Brief Bio

Dan H. Campbell was the fifty-sixth president of the American Association of Immunologists, serving from 1972 to 1973. For over 30 years, Campbell headed immunochemistry research at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

Campbell earned his M.S. in zoology from Washington University in St. Louis in 1932 before receiving his Ph.D. in microbiology at the University of Chicago in 1935. He remained at the University of Chicago for another seven years as a Logan Research Fellow in Immunology (1935–1937), instructor in immunology (1937–1939), and assistant professor of immunology (1939–1942) before joining the faculty at Caltech. His 1942 appointment as an assistant professor of immunochemistry at Caltech may well have been the first professorship in immunochemistry established anywhere. He became associate professor in 1945 and full professor in 1950. Despite suffering a near-fatal stroke in 1970, Campbell remained active at Caltech and in AAI until his death from a heart attack at the age of 67 on September 16, 1974.

AAI Service History

Joined: 1938
President: 1972–1973
Vice President: 1971–1972
Councillor: 1967–1971

The Journal of Immunology
Associate Editor: 1953–1962, 1966–1974
Editorial Board: 1962–1966

Committees
Committee to Study Congress on Immunology: 1967–1968 (chair)
Standing Education Committee: 1968–1969 (chair)
Ad hoc Steering Committee for International Congress: 1968–1969
Nominating Committee: 1969–1970
Education Committee: 1970–1972

Other Service
AAI Representative to FASEB Federation Board: 1971–1974

President's Address

"Cabbages and Kings (with Apologies to Lewis Carroll and Alice!)," Delivered April 1973

The Journal of Immunology 111, no. 4 (1973): 989–91.

Select Honors and Awards

  • Howard Taylor Ricketts Award, University of Chicago, 1936
  • Fellow, Rockefeller Foundation Educational Board, 1940
  • Distinguished Service Award, American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 1967

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