Chris Brown, PhD

Chris Brown is an expe­ri­enced sci­en­tist and expert in metagenomics.

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Head of Discovery

He con­duct­ed post­doc­tor­al research at UC Berke­ley in the lab of Pro­fes­sor Jamie Cate, Ph.D. with sup­port from the Agouron Insti­tute as a Life Sci­ences Research Foun­da­tion fel­low, where he dis­cov­ered and char­ac­ter­ized nov­el cat­alyt­ic RNAs from uncul­ti­vat­ed microbes.

Chris earned a Ph.D. in Plant and Micro­bial Biol­o­gy at UC Berke­ley while work­ing with Pro­fes­sor Jil­lian F. Ban­field, Ph.D. He holds a bach­e­lor’s degree in Micro­bi­ol­o­gy from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Florida.