Brown, Michael G.

Michael G. Brown

Michael G. Brown

Primary Appointment

Professor, Medicine: Nephrology


  • BS, Biochemistry, VA Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • PhD, Immunology, Medical College of Virginia, VCU, Richmond, VA

Contact Information

OMS, Rm 5784
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Telephone: 924-5106

Research Interests

NK Cells and Viral Immunity

Research Description

Immunology, Molecular Biology and Genetics

Research in the Brown Laboratory is centered on molecular and cellular mechanisms of innate immunity and antiviral host defenses.  We have applied classical genetic analysis strategies to examine how genetic diversity affects host virus resistance or susceptibility traits in common laboratory strains of mice.  Major alleles that contribute to strain-dependent differences in virus resistance and/or immune responsiveness will undoubtedly enhance our understanding of the immune system, which could also lead to identification of new and beneficial targets of immune therapy. Two major research project areas established in the lab are detailed below.

Virus Immunity Research:

Selected Publications