Dr. David Brown
Director of the Honors Program, Associate Professor of Biology
Office: BART 161B
Degrees: Ph.D. in Cell Biology (Duke), 1995; Master's in Microbiology (Ohio University), 1990; Bachelor's in Chemistry (Ohio University), 1988
Year appointed: 2002
Dr. Brown is an instructor in classes ranging from modern biology and cellular and molecular biology to environmental toxicology.
He was the Director of Research for Xenobiotic Detection Systems Inc. from 1995-2002. There he developed high-throughput cell-based bioassays for the detection of environmental contaminants and promoted the use of bioassays as a more direct measure of biological risk.
He was the President/Founder of Coastal Explorations Inc. in Beaufort, N.C., a company that developed 10 instructional programs focused on the marine environment that incorporated North Carolina science curriculum requirements.
He is currently working with a research group from the University of Cincinnati to assess human health risks associated with metals exposure in the Mid-Ohio Valley.
He is a member of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
Dr. Brown becomes a tenured faculty member in the fall of 2007. Dr. Brown was selected as first recipient of the William Van Law Plankey Professorship in 2012.