Dr. Brown received a B.S. from Clemson University in Biosystems Engineering in 2006 and a Ph.D. from Georgia Tech in Bioengineering in 2011. Dr. Brown performed her postdoctoral studies in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Wallace H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and she was an American Heart Association (AHA) Postdoctoral Fellow. Dr. Brown joined the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as an Assistant Professor in 2015. Her research focuses on developing novel microgel-based materials for a variety of biomedical applications including augmentation of hemostasis, enhanced wound healing, evaluation and modulation of cellular mechanotransduction and development of biosynthetic constructs for regenerative medicine. Dr. Brown’s research is supported by the NIH, NSF, and AHA. Dr. Brown is actively involved in several national societies including the American Society for Matrix Biology (ASMB), Society for Biomaterials (SFB), and Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES); she currently serves as a Council Member for ASMB and SFB. Dr. Brown has received numerous recognitions including the Young Investigator Award from the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine AM Society, the American Society for Matrix Biology Young Investigator Award, and a Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Young Innovator Award. She was additionally named an American Heart Association Kenneth M. Brinkhous Young Investigator Prize in Thrombosis Finalist, an NSF CAREER Awardee and a Biomaterials Science Emerging Investigator.
Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill