Brown, Michael

Physiology & Developmental Biology

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2029  LSB
Provo, UT 84602
(801) 422-5859


Curriculum Vitae

  • PhD, Anatomy, Colorado State University, 1999
  • MS, Anatomy, Colorado State University, 1998
  • BS, Microbiology, Brigham Young University, 1993

Academic - Post-Secondary
  • Teaching Professor, Brigham Young University, 2015-Present

  • Associate Teaching Professor, Brigham Young University, 2009-2015
  • Assistant Teaching Professor, Brigham Young University, 2003-2009
  • Instructor of Biology, Yakima Valley Community College, 2000-2003
  • Part Time Faculty of Human Anatomy & Physiology, Front Range Community College, 1998-1999
  • Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Invited Lecturer, Colorado Sate University, 1994-1999

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology Society, 2005-Present
  • Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience, 2004-Present
  • The Society for Neuroscience, 2004-Present
  • BYU Neuroscience Center, 2003-Present
 Honors and Awards
  • Brigham Young University : Joseph Rowberry Teaching and Learning Faculty Fellowship
  • Brigham Young University : Karl G. Maeser Professional Faculty Excellence Award
  • Department of Physiology & Developmental Biology, Brigham Young University : Distinguished Faculty Award
  • Accessibility Center, Brigham Young University : Faculty Recognition Award
  • Brigham Young University : Continuing Faculty Status
  • College of Biology and Agriculture, Brigham Young University : College Teaching Excellence Award
  • Yakima Valley Community College : Tenured Biology Instructor
  • Yakima Valley Community College : Teacher of the Year Nominee
  • Front Range Community College : Master Teacher of the Year Nominee
 Courses Taught

Fall 2018
  • NEURO 360: Neuroanatomy Section 001, 002
  • NEURO 480: Advanced Neuroscience Section 001, 002
  • NEURO 496R: Academic Internship Section 001
  • PDBIO 220: Human Anatomy (with lab) Section 001, 002, 003, 004, 005, 006, 007, 008, 009, 010, 011, 012
  • PDBIO 349R: PDBio Teaching Experience Section 004
Summer 2018
  • NEURO 496R: Academic Internship Section 001
Spring 2018
  • NEURO 360: Neuroanatomy Section 001
  • NEURO 496R: Academic Internship Section 001, 008
Winter 2018
  • NEURO 360: Neuroanatomy Section 001, 002
  • NEURO 480: Advanced Neuroscience Section 001, 002
  • NEURO 496R: Academic Internship Section 002
  • PDBIO 220: Human Anatomy (with lab) Section 001, 002

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Brown MD, Cornejo BJ, Kuhn TB, Bamburg JR. 2000. Cdc42 stimulates neurite outgrowth and formation of growth cone filopodia and lamellipodia. J Neurobiol. 43:352-364.

Kuhn TB, Meberg PJ, Brown MD, Bernstein BW, Minamide LS, Jensen JR, Okada K, Soda EA, Bamburg JR. 2000. Regulating actin dynamics in neuronal growth cones by ADF/cofilin and Rho family GTPases. J Neurobiol. 44:126-144.

Kuhn TB, Brown MD, Wilcox CL, Raper JA, Bamburg JR. 1999. Myelin and collapsin-1 induce motor neuron growth cone collapse through different pathways: Inhibition of collapse by opposing mutants of rac1. J Neurosci. 19:1965-1975.

Kuhn TB, Brown MD, Bamburg JR. 1998. Rac1 dependent actin filament organization in growth cones is necessary for beta-1 integrin-mediated advance but not for growth on poly-D-lysine. J Neurobiol. 37:524-540.

Book Chapter

Brown MD. 2010. Teaching Portfolio - Physiology and Developmental Biology. P. Seldin, J.E. Miller and C.A. Seldin, editors. The Teaching Portfolio: A Practical Guide to Improved Performance and Promotion/Tenure Decisions. 4th editionth ed. San Fransisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. p. 306-317 <website>

Conference Proceedings

Brown MD, Kuhn TB, Bamburg JR. 1999. Activation of cdc42 mimics the effects of soluble laminin on growth cone morphology and neurite outgrowth.

Brown MD, Cornejo BJ, Bamburg JR. 1998. Cdc42 modulates neurite outgrowth and growth cone morphology.

Brown MD, Bamburg JR. 1997. Regulation of the phosphorylation of Xenopus ADF/cofilin during cytokinesis by rac1.

Abe H, Verrastro TA, Brown MD, Minamide LS, Caddoo WS, Agnew BJ, Obinata T, Bamburg JR. 1995. Xenopus development is dependent upon regulation of ADF/cofilin by phosphorylation.

Encyclopedia/Dictionary Entry

Brown MD, Fingerman M. 2006. Neurosecretion. 10th ed.

Brown MD, Bamburg JR. 1999. Neurobiology. 9th ed.

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