Department of Pathology
Nicholas Brown is interested in the application of new assays for the testing of transplant patients. He is especially interested in using next-generation sequencing technologies for the typing of both solid organ and stem cell transplant patients. His work also focuses on refining current assays to enhance patient testing.
His research findings have been published in Human Immunology, Hormone and Metabolic Research, and the Journal of Experimental Medicine.
Brown received his PhD in immunology and microbiology from Wayne State University, where he studied the role of class II major histocompatibility complex molecules and regulatory T cells in a mouse model of thyroiditis. He then studied co-inhibitory molecules as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Chicago. After studying the inflammatory response to influenza and bacterial pneumonia during a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan, he returned to the University of Chicago for his clinical fellowship in transplant immunology and immunogenetics.