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.

Affiliations

Faculty Administrative Positions

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Bowen, Wayne DChair of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Mathiowitz, EdithGraduate Program Director for the Biotechnology Graduate Program

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Morgan, Jeffrey RGraduate Program Director for the Biotechnology Graduate Program

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Zielinski-Habershaw, Beth AnneMaster's Program Director Biotechnology Management

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Zimmerman, Anita LVice Chair of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Zimmerman, Anita LGraduate Program Director for the Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology Program

Faculty Positions

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Aaron, Roy KProfessor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Achilli, Toni-MarieLecturer in Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Agarwal, Kailash CProfessor Emeritus of Medical Science (Research)

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Analoui, MostafaAdjunct Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Azagury, AharonPostdoctoral Research Associate in Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Baker, Christopher MichaelAdjunct Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Bakhru, Sasha HAdjunct Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Bowen, Wayne DUpjohn Professor of Pharmacology

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Bready, Barrett WAdjunct Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Campbell, Robert KAdjunct Associate Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Chu, Shih-HsiProfessor Emeritus of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology (Research)

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Colvin, Vicki LProfessor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Coulombe, Kareen L KAssistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Darling, Eric MAssociate Professor of Medical Science

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Dawson, Michelle RoseAssistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Fawzi, Nicolas LuxAssociate Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Furtado, StaciaAssistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology (Research)

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Garcia, DioscarisAssistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology (Research)

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Gray, Marissa LynneAssistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology (Research)

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Hai, Chi-MingProfessor of Medical Science

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Harnett, Karen MAdjunct Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Hawrot, EdwardAlva O. Way Professor of Medical Science

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Hoffman-Kim, DianeAssociate Professor of Medical Science

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Holmander, Daniel JAdjunct Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Horrigan, Diana MSenior Lecturer in Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Ip, Blanche CAssistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology (Research)

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Jackson, Donald CProfessor Emeritus of Medical Science

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Jackson, Donald CAdjunct Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Jong, Yong SAdjunct Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Kauer, JulieAdjunct Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Livingston, David JAdjunct Associate Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Marsh, Donald JProfessor Emeritus of Medical Science

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Marsh, Donald JDean Emeritus of Medicine and Biological Sciences

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Marsh, Donald JProfessor of Medical Science (Research)

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Marsh, Donald JFrank L. Day Professor Emeritus of Biology

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Marshall, JohnProfessor of Medical Science

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Mathiowitz, EdithProfessor of Medical Science

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McDonough, StefanAdjunct Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Miech, Ralph PAssociate Professor Emeritus of Medical Science

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Morgan, Jeffrey RProfessor of Medical Science

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Naik, Mandar TAssistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology (Research)

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Oancea, ElenaAssociate Professor of Medical Science

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Osman, MahasinAdjunct Associate Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Pedotti, MengiaAssistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology (Research)

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Rosenbaum, SaraAdjunct Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Schell, Jacquelyn YoussefAssistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology (Research)

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Scott, Jeffrey RAdjunct Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Shukla, AnitaAssistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Siamwala, Jamila HAssistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology (Research)

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Steiner, SolomonAdjunct Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Tripathi, AnubhavProfessor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Vandenburgh, Herman HProfessor Emeritus of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Wong, Ian Y.Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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Zimmerman, Anita LProfessor of Medical Science