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Mike Brown

Teaching Professor
Physiology & Developmental Biology

2029 LSB
Provo, UT
84602

801-422-5859

Education

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

Experience

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

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

Memberships

  • 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 & 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

Winter 2019

  • 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 014, 015, 016, 017, 018, 019, 020, 021, 022, 023, 024, 025, 026, 027, 028, 029
  • PDBIO 349R: PDBio Teaching Experience Section 004
  • PDBIO 550R: Advanced Topics in PDBio Section 006

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

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

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.