Born in 1976.
Luis Campos is the Baker College Chair of the History of Science, Technology, and Innovation at Rice University in Houston/USA. Trained in both biology and the history of science, Campos has written widely on the history of genetics, and is the author of Radium and the Secret of Life (University of Chicago Press, 2015) and co-editor of Making Mutations: Objects, Practices, Contexts (MPIWG, 2010) and Nature Remade (University of Chicago Press, 2021). Campos is an associate editor of the Journal of the History of Biology, and serves as Secretary of the History of Science Society.
Campos received his PhD in the history of science from Harvard University, Cambridge/USA in 2006, and his MA in the history and philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge, Cambridge/UK in 2000. He has taught at Drew University in New Jersey/USA (2006–2012), and been a postdoctoral fellow at the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Berlin/Germany (2007–2008). In 2017, he served as the Baruch S. Blumberg/NASA Chair of Astrobiology at the Library of Congress (Washington D.C./USA), and in 2019, he was Scholar-in-Residence at Ginkgo Bioworks, in Boston/USA, and resident at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton/USA. Most recently, he has held the position of Regents’ Lecturer and Associate Professor of the History of Science at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque/USA (2012-2020).