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Matthew J. Brown, PhD

Dr. Matthew J. Brown



Dr. Gerard J. Nau


PhD in Molecular Virology and Microbiology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine, 2013

BS in Biological Sciences with specialty in Molecular Genetics, University of Rochester, 2008

Why I chose Pitt

Following his graduation, Matt accepted a post-doctoral research position at the University of Michigan where he will be working in the laboratory of Dr. Blaise Boles performing research on Stapphylococcus.


Schmitt D. M, O'Dee D. M, Horzempa J, Carlson P. E, Jr., Russo B. C, Bales J. M, Brown M. J, and Nau G. J. A Francisella tularensis Live Vaccine Strain That Improves Stimulation of Antigen-Presenting Cells Does Not Enhance Vaccine Efficacy. PLoS One. 7: e31172. |  View Abstract

Russo B. C, Horzempa J, O'Dee D. M, Schmitt D. M, Brown M. J, Carlson P. E, Jr., Xavier R. J, and Nau G. J. A Francisella tularensis locus required for spermine responsiveness is necessary for virulence. Infect Immun. 79: 3665-3676. |  View Abstract

Horzempa J, Shanks R. M, Brown M. J, Russo B. C, O'Dee D. M, and Nau G. J. Utilization of an unstable plasmid and the I-SceI endonuclease to generate routine markerless deletion mutants in Francisella tularensis. J Microbiol Methods. 80: 106-108. |  View Abstract