David A. Brown, PhD

Associate Professor
Scientific Director, Integrated Life Sciences Building
Director, Virginia Tech Metabolic Phenotyping Core
Graduate Program Faculty
Virginia Tech Faculty of Health Sciences
Member, Virginia Tech Center for Drug Discovery

David Brown Lab

Clinical Physiology and Metabolism
Molecular and Cellular Science

Dave Brown directs a laboratory that combines disciplines in cardiac physiology and mitochondrial biology. His lab uses approaches in intact hearts, isolated cardiac myocytes, permeabilized ventricular fibers, and isolated mitochondria to gain multi-level insight into cardiac physiology in health and disease.   His work has been well received in the scientific community, reflected by numerous extramural grant awards, a consistent publication history, and several scientific awards.

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American Heart Association (Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences)

American Physiological Society

Mitochondrial Physiology (MiP) Society

Distinguished Alumni Award, Department of HNFE, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Spring 2018

Teaching Awards

  • Teaching Recognition Award, Brody School of Medicine Class of 2018. Recognized for "demonstrated commitment to teaching students." May 7, 2015
  • Best Lecture Series, Brody School of Medicine Class of 2018.
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Brody School of Medicine Class of 2016.  Recognized "for demonstrated commitment to teaching students."  May 2013
  • Best Lecturer Award, Brody School of Medicine Class of 2016.  Recognized "for the most informative, well-delivered series of lectures during the first year, preparing medical students for course exams, shelf exams, and a lifetime in medicine."  April 2013. Also nominated for this award in April 2014 by the Class of 2017.
  • Best Lecture Series in the Basic Sciences Award, Brody School of Medicine Class of 2015.  Recognized "for the most informative, well-delivered series of lectures during the first two years, preparing medical students for course exams, shelf exams, and a lifetime in medicine" April 2013. Also nominated for this award in April 2014 by the Class of 2016.
  • Teaching Recognition Award, Brody School of Medicine Class of 2014.  Recognized for "demonstrated commitment to teaching medical students."  Received award after teaching class for first time. May 2011.  
  • “Best Should Teach” Award; University of Colorado Graduate Teacher Program, 2004

Research Awards

  • Health Sciences Author Recognition Award from the Laupus Library, Brody School of Medicine.  Greenville, NC, November, 2010-2013.
  • Gatorade Young Investigator Award from the Environmental and Exercise Physiology Section of the American Physiological Society – Awarded April 2005, San Diego CA.
  • Research Recognition Award from the Cardiovascular Section of the American Physiological Society – Awarded April 2004, Washington D.C.
  • Mr. and Mrs. J. Tour Scholar at the University of Colorado at Boulder (Fall 2005)
  • Beverly Sears Graduate Student Grant Award – Spring 2003
  • University of Colorado Graduate Student Travel Grant Recipient – Spring 2003

2006-2008, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of Molecular Cardiobiology, Johns Hopkins University

2005, Ph.D., Integrative Physiology, University of Colorado at Boulder
Dissertation: Myocardial ATP-sensitive K+ Channels and Ischemia/Reperfusion Injury

1999, B.S., Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, Virginia Tech
Minor: Chemistry

David Brown

540-231-8146
brownda@vt.edu
HNFE
1981 Kraft Drive
1035 ILSB
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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