Dr. Brown has taught a range of subjects including evolutionary ecology, parasitology, genetics, and currently serves as Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University, teaching topics in undergraduate microbiology, and higher level undergrad/graduate level genomics.
In addition to academic activities (teaching, mentoring undergraduate researchers, supervising graduate students), we interact with farmers and get involved in presenting this work at every opportunity. We look forward to developing further connection with communities, schools, and the public — please contact me if you want to get involved or have an outreach idea for us. We also have openings in our lab — we welcome people from a wide range of backgrounds to join our team.
Dr. Brown collaborates with scientists at a number of institutions, including Oregon State University, University of Montana, Emory University, and others.
We are always looking for exciting research collaborations on the topics of nematode-bacterial symbiosis, insect-bacterial symbiosis, or metagenomics & bioinformatics! Please contact me if you have some ideas for working together.
I am working on developing a research program in plant-associated microbes (foliar endosymbionts) and I have several active pursuits in areas of human and mosquito microbiomes. If you see overlaps between my work and these areas, I’d be happy to talk with you.