Robert E. Campbell, PhD, is a professor of chemistry at the University of Alberta, Edmonton. He completed his PhD in bioorganic chemistry with Martin E. Tanner at the University of British Columbia in 2000, and then undertook 3 years of postdoctoral training with Nobel Laureate Roger Y. Tsien at the University of California, San Diego. Since beginning his independent career at the University of Alberta in 2003, he has established himself as an international authority on the development and application of fluorescent proteins for live cell imaging. His research group has developed many innovative biochemical imaging tools that have been requested more than 3400 times by cell biology and neuroscience research groups from around the world. These tools have advanced our understanding of intracellular signaling dynamics and are now enabling the visualization of neural activity in model organisms.
University of Alberta