Dr. Brown’s Lab at Texas Tech University focuses on the evolution, ecology, and function of host-associated microbes — especially those involved in beneficial interactions — using a range of “omics” approaches, including shotgun metagenomics, metatranscriptomics, proteomics, etc. Systems include symbiotic bacteria and fungi living on or in insects, nematodes, plants, and other hosts. In 2021, Dr. Brown received a joint National Science Foundation CAREER/ U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to study how bacteria affect nematodes.
May 2019 Honoured to share the 2019 Outstanding Woman Leader (OWL) Award presented by The West Texas Association for Women in STEAM (WTAWIS) award with Professor Paola Prada!
April 2019 Well done Brianna, and Reagan & Nick on your excellent poster presentations at the 2019 TTU Undergraduate Research Symposium!
March 2019 Brown lab returns to Brazil for continued collaboration and research with Dr. Mônica Pupo. Special thanks to FAPESP and TTU SPRINT for supporting our membracid research!
February 2019. Congratulations to Brown Lab undergraduate researcher and CISER student Shrinidhi Joshi for winning the Dr. Richard L. Blanton Endowment for Undergraduate Research Scholarship and the Gary & Nancy Fish Medical Missions Scholarship! Well done, Nidhi!
October 2018. New Publications
April 2018. Congratulations again to Bravada! Great job on winning First Prize for Proposal Presentation at the Texas Tech Annual Biological Sciences Symposium.
March 2018. Congratulations to Bravada Hill, Brown lab Master’s student, for winning the Helen DeVitt Jones Graduate Fellowship!
March 2018. Congratulations to Brown lab undergraduate researchers Abigail Bell and Nick Weyandt for presenting their exciting research at the TTU Undergraduate Research Symposium!
October 2018. Congratulations to Brown lab undergraduate researcher Eric Murphy for presenting his mosquito-Zika virus work at The National Diversity in STEM Conferences (SACNAS) in Salt Lake, Utah!
August 2017. We proudly welcome new PhD student and Fulbright Award recipient Hendra Sihaloho to the lab!
August 2017. We are pleased to welcome new Master’s Student Bravada Hill to the lab!
March 2017. Congratulations to Brown lab researchers Colton Eaton and Gabrielle White for presenting their exciting banana microbiome research at the TTU Undergraduate Research Symposium!