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Breann Brown, PhD
Assistant Professor
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Dr. Brown was born and raised in the DC metro area (PG County!). She received her Ph.D. from Brown University with Dr. Rebecca Page where she investigated protein pairs that play a role in bacterial multidrug tolerance and chronic biofilm infections. She then completed her postdoctoral training at MIT Department of Biology with Dr. Tania A. Baker where she used X-ray crystallography and biochemical techniques to study mechanisms of protein assembly in both bacteria and human metabolic systems. Arriving at Vanderbilt in 2019, her lab uses structural biology to understand how mitochondrial proteins assemble to maintain human health

Research Area(s):

Structural Biology

Research Keywords:

# Mitochondria
# X-ray Crystallography
# Protein Structure-function
# Heme
# Neurodegenerative Diseases

Mentor: Tony  Hunter, PhD

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