Lou Ann Brown, PhD
Director, Office of Postdoctoral Education
School of Medicine
Office: 1462 Clifton Rd. Suite 301
Dr. Lou Ann S. Brown is a tenured Professor of Pediatrics and joint appointment in Biochemistry. She graduated with a BS in Chemistry from the University of NC at Charlotte and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from St. Louis University in St. Louis, MO. She began her faculty career at Emory University where she rose through the ranks. Her numerous publications focus on her research interests in the mechanisms by which chronic oxidative stress increase the risk of respiratory infections, particularly in the premature newborn. She has continually received NIH support as a Principal Investigator or Project Leader for more than 25 years.
In addition to serving as the Co-Director of a NHLBI funded T32, she has mentored or co-mentored learners across multiple disciplines at multiple levels including high school, undergraduate, pre-doctoral, Ph.D. post-doctoral fellows, MD post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty. In addition to peer-reviewed publications and book chapters by these trainees, many successfully competed for NIH funding through F31s, F32s, K99/R00, and K08s. Dr. Brown also served as a standing panel reviewer for the Alcohol and Toxicology NIAAA Study Section as well as the Lung Injury, Repair, and Remodeling NHLBI Study Section. She frequently serves as a panel reviewer for the NHLBI F30/F31/F32 Training Study Section.