Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Our research mission is to discover new biomedical knowledge and to apply basic science insights to advance therapeutic strategies. The department consists of 15 full-time on-campus faculty members and 70 graduate students.

 

MPPB faculty offer extensive experience in biotechnology and in the biomedical device industry, with research interests spanning from molecules to cells, tissues to organs to whole organisms.

Grounded in a base of chemistry, physics, math, and biology, MPPB is a basic-science department within Brown Alpert Medical School, and a full participant in the undergraduate-based Program in Biology within the Division of Biology and Medicine.

Within the Medical School, the department's educational mission is to provide medical students and MD/PhD candidates with a solid foundation in basic science and to help prepare them for a lifetime of learning and problem solving.

MPPB supports graduate and postdoctoral education by providing a highly interdisciplinary framework for individual and thematic training programs both classical and newly emerging. Brown also provides state-of-the-art equipment and resources through its Shared Resource Facilities.

Areas of study include molecular and structural pharmacology; signal transduction; drug design; neuropharmacology and neurophysiology; molecular and cellular basis for drug addiction; macromolecular structure; cellular, comparative, and organ systems physiology; biomaterials; novel drug delivery modalities; organ replacement, tissue engineering, gene therapy, and regenerative medicine.

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  • faculty administrative position

    • Bowen, Wayne, Chair of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Colvin, Vicki, Director of Brown's Center for Biomedical Engineering
    • Mathiowitz, Edith, Graduate Program Director for the Biotechnology Graduate Program
    • Morgan, Jeffrey, Graduate Program Co-Director for the Biotechnology Graduate Program
    • Zielinski-Habershaw, Beth, Master's Program Director Biotechnology Management
    • Zimmerman, Anita, Vice Chair of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Zimmerman, Anita, Graduate Program Director for the Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology Program
  • faculty position

    • Aaron, Roy, Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Achilli, Toni-Marie, Lecturer in Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Agarwal, Kailash, Professor Emeritus of Medical Science (Research)
    • Analoui, Mostafa, Adjunct Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Baker, Christopher, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Bakhru, Sasha, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Bowen, Wayne, Professor of Biology
    • Bowen, Wayne, Upjohn Professor of Pharmacology
    • Bready, Barrett, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Campbell, Robert, Adjunct Associate Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Chu, Shih-Hsi, Professor Emeritus of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology (Research)
    • Ciombor, Deborah, Associate Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology (Research)
    • Colvin, Vicki, Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Coulombe, Kareen, Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Darling, Eric, Associate Professor of Medical Science
    • Dawson, Michelle, Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Dowben, Robert, Adjunct Professor Emeritus of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Fawzi, Nicolas, Assistant Professor of Medical Science
    • Garcia, Dioscaris, Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology (Research)
    • Goddard, Moses, Adjunct Associate Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Hai, Chi-Ming, Professor of Medical Science
    • Harnett, Karen, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Hawrot, Edward, Professor of Medical Science
    • Hawrot, Edward, Alva O. Way University Professor of Medical Science
    • Hoffman-Kim, Diane, Associate Professor of Medical Science
    • Holmander, Daniel, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Horrigan, Diana, Lecturer in Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Jackson, Donald, Professor Emeritus of Medical Science
    • Jackson, Donald, Adjunct Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Jong, Yong, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Kauer, Julie, Professor of Medical Science
    • Livingston, David, Adjunct Associate Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Marsh, Donald, Frank L. Day Professor Emeritus of Biology
    • Marsh, Donald, Professor of Medical Science (Research)
    • Marsh, Donald, Professor Emeritus of Medical Science
    • Marsh, Donald, Dean Emeritus of Medicine and Biological Sciences
    • Marshall, John, Professor of Medical Science
    • Mathiowitz, Edith, Professor of Medical Science
    • McDonough, Stefan, Adjunct Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Miech, Ralph, Associate Professor Emeritus of Medical Science
    • Morgan, Jeffrey, Professor of Medical Science
    • Naik, Mandar, Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology (Research)
    • Oancea, Elena, Associate Professor of Medical Science
    • Osman, Mahasin, Adjunct Associate Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Pedotti, Mengia, Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology (Research)
    • Schell, Jacquelyn, Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology (Research)
    • Scott, Jeffrey, Adjunct Associate Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Shukla, Anita, Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Steiner, Solomon, Adjunct Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Stewart, Babette, Lecturer Emerita in Medical Science
    • Tracy, Mark, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Tripathi, Anubhav, Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Vandenburgh, Herman, Professor Emeritus of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Wong, Ian, Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Zielinski-Habershaw, Beth, Adjunct Associate Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology
    • Zimmerman, Anita, Professor of Medical Science