People

Alan Brown

Alan Brown

Principal Investigator

Alan did his PhD at the University of Cambridge with Tom Blundell and was a postdoc for Matt Higgins and Venki Ramakrishnan.

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Josie Botsch

Josephine Botsch

Masters student

Josephine is studying at the University of Tuebingen, Germany, pursuing her master’s degree in Biochemistry. She is joining the Brown lab for six months to write her master thesis and finish her studies.

Miao Gui

Miao Gui

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Miao trained at Peking University and Tsinghua University as a joint PhD. He then joined the Innovation Center for Structural Biology of Tsinghua University as a postdoc. In China, Miao mainly worked on the virus surface glycoproteins using Cryo-EM. Miao joined the Brown Lab in January 2019.

Shimi Meleppattu

Shimi Meleppattu

Research associate

Shimi received her PhD degree from the Department of Biotechnology, Pune University, India where she studied stress-induced regulation of protein synthesis in protozoan parasites. As a postdoctoral fellow in Ben-Gurion University, Israel, she worked on the characterization of translational initiation complexes in Leishmania. Later, she joined Harvard Medical School to continue her postdoctoral training in parasite-specific translation. 

Sandeep Singh

Sandeep Singh

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Sandeep received his Ph.D. degree from IMTECH, India in biochemistry and molecular biology. He studied the nitric oxide evasion strategy of Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Later, he joined Purdue University as a postdoc and worked on transmembrane signaling and the formation of membrane-protein supercomplexes. Currently, he is working on the isolation and structure determination of complexes involved in transporting membrane proteins.

Travis Walton

Travis Walton

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Travis received his PhD from Harvard University in 2019 by uncovering a novel chemical mechanism for nonenzymatic RNA polymerization in the laboratory of Jack W. Szostak. Before his doctoral training, he studied transcriptional regulation during C. elegans development using microscopic and genomic approaches in the laboratory of John I. Murray at the University of Pennsylvania. Travis will continue his scientific training in the Brown lab with biochemical and structural studies of intraflagellar transport.

Alumni

Joshua David

Research assistant (2017-2019). Joined Thomas Schwartz's lab at MIT.

Adrian Koh

Post-Doctoral Fellow (2018-2019). Joined Thermo Fisher Scientific, Netherlands.

Val Leifer

Undergraduate Researcher

Griffin Rademacher

Undergraduate Researcher

Erica Sze-Tu

Undergraduate Researcher