The Genetics Society of America named Davidson College Professor of Biology A. Malcolm Campbell recipient of the 2013 Elizabeth W. Jones Award for Excellence in Education.

The GSA recognized Campbell for his steadfast commitments to teaching, research and scholarship.

Campbell introduced courses in genomics and synthetic biology to the Davidson curriculum, and co-authored the first true genomics textbook for undergraduates, “Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics,” with Professor Laurie Heyer of the mathematics department.

The two have also directed students in research projects that include building a bacterial computer and using the principle of evolution to optimize drug production by microbes.