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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address WTI 602C Zip 3300
Phone  (205) 934-6105
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Secondary  Medicine  Med - Immunology/Rheumatology Associate Professor
Center  Comp Arthritis, MSK, Bone & Autoimmunity Ctr  Comp Arthritis, MSK, Bone & Autoimmunity Ctr Professor
Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center  Comprehensive Cancer Center Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Minority Health & Research Center Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Nephrology Research & Training Center Professor
Primary  Pathology   Molecular & Cellular Pathology Professor
Secondary  Microbiology  Microbiology Professor

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics 
Integrative Genetics Graduate Program 
Medical Scientist Training Program 

Research/Clinical Interest
Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology of Immune-Mediated Clinical Phenotypes
The research conducted in Dr. Brown’s laboratory is mainly targeted to advance the understanding of aberrant immune function common to inflammatory-mediated chronic diseases, such as select autoimmune diseases as well as multiple myeloma and related precursor states, each with underlying B cell pathology. Within this purview, she uses a multidisciplinary functional genomics approach to explore pathways involved in chronic immune perturbation, inflammation as modifiers of disease, and B cell homeostasis. The objective of this research is to identify and validate molecular biomarkers, which may be used to target high-risk populations to improve disease surveillance and modify therapeutic intervention leading to significant reductions in morbidity and mortality associated with advanced stage disease.

multiple myeloma, autoimmune, lupus, genetics, genomics, epidemiology