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Robert H. Brown Jr., M.D. Ph.D. PDF Print E-mail
ImageRobert H. Brown Jr., M.D. Ph.D.
Cecil B. Day Neuromuscular Research Laboratory
Professor of Neurology
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Building 149, room 6627, 13th Street
Charlestown, MA 02129

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Dr. Robert H. Brown Jr is a Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and Associate Neurologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA. After graduating from Amherst College, Amherst MA, he received his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1975. In addition, from 1970 to 1973 he completed his Ph.D. in neurophysiology from Oxford University, Oxford, England. He return to Massachusetts General Hospital to complete his Neurology residence in 1980, in which he is board certified, and joined the faculty. In 1998 he was promoted to Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School. He is the Director of the Day Neuromuscular Laboratory and Muscular Dystrophy Association clinic at the Massachusetts General Hospital. The Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research was founded in 1984 by Dr. Brown to investigate neuromuscular diseases. Throughout his career, Dr. Brown has been honored for his exceptional commitment to the fight to cure neuromuscular diseases. These honors include induction into the Institute of Medicine and the American Neurological Association. The Day laboratory has become an internationally recognized center for research and clinical care in neuromuscular diseases. Dr. Brown and his collaborators have made many important contributions to the understanding of the biology of neuromuscular diseases, including identification of several genes involved in familial ALS. The MGH Day Laboratory contributions include investigations of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Miyoshi myopathy, periodic paralysis, and adrenoleukodystrophy (lorenzo’s oil disease). Current research includes stem cell transplantation studies, drug screening to find promising compounds for treatment, human and mouse trials of promising drugs, and genetic investigations to find new genes that cause ALS in families.

Dr. Brown’s research interests includes Neuromuscular diseases and Lou Gehrig’s Disease
He has published over 110 scientific articles. His research contributions have been recognized all over the world. One of his major contributions was the discovered of the mutations in Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase gene are associated with familial amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. He had received numerous awards and he is member of multiple Medical and Scientific Societies.