Michael Brown*

Accepting Students

Degrees and Appointments

  • A.B. 1967-70, University of California at Santa Cruz
  • Ph.D. 1970-75, University of California at Santa Cruz
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellow 1976-79, Biozentrum of the University of Basel (Switzerland)
  • Research Scientist 1976-79, Max-Planck-Institute for Medical Research, Heidelberg (Germany)
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellow 1979, University of California at Berkeley

Specialties: Bioanalytical, Biophysics, Chemical Biology, Chemical Physics, Instrument Development, Protein and Membrane Biochemistry, Spectroscopy/Molecular Structure, Structural Biology, Surface and Solid State, Theory, Modeling, and Simulation

Research Group Web Page

Research Description

The Brown lab conducts research at the cutting edge of molecular spectroscopy and biophysical chemistry as well as nanoscience and naotechnology.   We carry out fundamental research in molecular spectroscopy together with applications to membrane proteins, lipid bilayers, surfactants, and liquid crystals—soft matter in general.  Our work spans fundamental science related to intermolecular interactions through to applied nanoengineering aspects, involving chemically tailored interfaces between lipids, proteins, and water.  Read more.