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 Positions

Bowen, Wayne D, Chair of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Mathiowitz, Edith, Graduate Program Director for the Biotechnology Graduate Program

Morgan, Jeffrey R, Graduate Program Director for the Biotechnology Graduate Program

Zielinski-Habershaw, Beth Anne, Master's Program Director Biotechnology Management

Zimmerman, Anita L, Vice Chair of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Zimmerman, Anita L, Graduate Program Director for the Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology Program

Faculty Positions

Aaron, Roy K, Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Achilli, Toni-Marie, Lecturer in Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Agarwal, Kailash C, Professor Emeritus of Medical Science (Research)

Analoui, Mostafa, Adjunct Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Azagury, Aharon, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Baker, Christopher Michael, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Bakhru, Sasha H, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Bowen, Wayne D, Upjohn Professor of Pharmacology

Bready, Barrett W, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Campbell, Robert K, Adjunct Associate Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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

Colvin, Vicki L, Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Coulombe, Kareen L K, Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Darling, Eric M, Associate Professor of Medical Science

Dawson, Michelle Rose, Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Fawzi, Nicolas Lux, Assistant Professor of Medical Science

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

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

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

Hai, Chi-Ming, Professor of Medical Science

Harnett, Karen M, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Hawrot, Edward, Alva O. Way Professor of Medical Science

Hoffman-Kim, Diane, Associate Professor of Medical Science

Holmander, Daniel J, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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

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

Jackson, Donald C, Professor Emeritus of Medical Science

Jackson, Donald C, Adjunct Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Jong, Yong S, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Kauer, Julie, Adjunct Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Livingston, David J, Adjunct Associate Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Marsh, Donald J, Professor Emeritus of Medical Science

Marsh, Donald J, Dean Emeritus of Medicine and Biological Sciences

Marsh, Donald J, Professor of Medical Science (Research)

Marsh, Donald J, Frank L. Day Professor Emeritus of Biology

Marshall, John, Professor of Medical Science

Mathiowitz, Edith, Professor of Medical Science

McDonough, Stefan, Adjunct Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Miech, Ralph P, Associate Professor Emeritus of Medical Science

Morgan, Jeffrey R, Professor of Medical Science

Naik, Mandar T, 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)

Rosenbaum, Sara, Adjunct Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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

Scott, Jeffrey R, Adjunct Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Shukla, Anita, Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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

Steiner, Solomon, Adjunct Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Tripathi, Anubhav, Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Vandenburgh, Herman H, Professor Emeritus of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

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

Zielinski-Habershaw, Beth Anne, Adjunct Associate Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology

Zimmerman, Anita L, Professor of Medical Science