Bryan N. Brown, PhD

Dr. Bryan Brown is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering with a secondary appointment in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Brown graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 2005 and a PhD in Bioengineering in 2011. He then completed postdoctoral training in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Clinical Sciences at Cornell University prior to joining the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Brown is currently a Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH K12) Scholar at Magee Women’s Research Institute. Additionally, Dr. Brown is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Dr. Brown is a member of the Biomedical Engineering Society and the Society for Biomaterials, and has been a member of the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) since 2007. He has received a number of awards including the 2010 Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine Young Investigator Award, the TERMIS Educator Award, and the Carnegie Science Award. Dr. Brown has published more than 30 peer reviewed journal articles and 5 book chapters. He has served as a reviewer for the National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Fellowship Program and for the Carnegie Science Awards. Dr. Brown has served as a reviewer for a number of journals including Tissue Engineering, Acta Biomaterialia, and the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research, among others, and is on the editorial board of Cells, Tissues, and Organs. He currently teaches both graduate and undergraduate level courses including “Extracellular Matrix in Tissue Biology and Bioengineering” and “Societal, Political, and Ethical Issues in Bioengineering and Biotechnology.”

The Brown Laboratory seeks to couple a mechanistic understanding of the host inflammatory response in injury and disease with the development of context-dependent biomaterials for regenerative medicine strategies. The focus of the Brown Laboratory is upon clinical applications where few effective solutions currently exist, with increasing emphasis upon unmet clinical needs in women’s health. Recent areas of significant interest are temporomandibular joint disease and pelvic organ prolapse. These efforts are currently funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute on Aging, National Institute of General Medical Science, Office of Research on Women’s Health, and the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.

View a list of Dr. Brown’s publications here.

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Dr. Bryan Brown
Phone: (412) 624-5273