Brian Brown


I’m gay and I’m a MD/PhD student. //

I study how cells sense and respond to intrinsic and environmental stresses as a MD/PhD student at NYU School of Medicine. Using the fruit fly as a model organism, I employ a variety of genetic, biochemical, and cell biological tools to identify the sensors and signaling outputs of cell stress. I have lived as an out and happily partnered gay man throughout my career in science, and have been fortunate enough to be surrounded by a community of queer-affirming colleagues and mentors. Being in a large, diverse city and studying at an institution like NYU has allowed me to comfortably grow into my queer identity, and I can’t wait to further contribute to the culture of inclusion I’ve experienced when I become a clinician and independent researcher.