Luis Campos

Luis Campos is the Baruch S. Blumberg NASA/Library of Congress Chair of Astrobiology and Associate Chair of the History Department at the University of New Mexico. Trained in both biology and the history of science, Campos’s scholarship brings together archival discoveries with contemporary fieldwork at the intersection of biology and society. He has written widely on the history of genetics and synthetic biology and is the author of Radium and the Secret of Life (2015) and Making Mutations: Objects, Practices, Contexts (2010). Campos also serves as Secretary of the History of Science Society, the world’s largest society dedicated to understanding science, technology, medicine, and their interactions with society in their historical context.


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