Amanda Brown, MS, PhD joined the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) on February 3 as an associate professor for research.
In her role, Dr. Brown will be part of a newly established research and development group at TVMDL that will focus on improving existing diagnostic testing, implementing new testing technologies, and creating of point of care testing devices.
In 1995, Dr. Brown earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the University of Westminster in London. Following graduation, she earned a Master of Science in microbiology from Birkbeck College – University of London in 1998 and in 2001, earned a PhD in molecular biology and biochemistry from The University of Nottingham.
Dr. Brown comes to TVMDL from Cornell University where she served as a senior research associate. There, she led a small team working on HTS screening of an over 1.2 million compound library for in vitro activity against Mycobacterium tuberculosis in a macrophage infection model. Her and her team also worked to develop new screening platforms for various other projects.
Dr. Brown will hold a dual-appointment between TVMDL and the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University funded by the Chancellor’s Research Initiative (CRI). The CRI was established in 2012 by Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp to recruit highly-skilled researchers dedicated to the research and academic missions of Texas A&M University and Prairie View A&M University. In 2015, the CRI was expanded to include all agencies and schools within the Texas A&M University System.
Please join TVMDL in welcoming Dr. Brown to the agency.