Faculty member honored by international group

Dr. Dan Brown

Dr. Dan Brown

Dr. Dan Brown, an associate professor of infectious diseases and immunology in the college’s department of infectious diseases and immunology, has received the International Organization for Mycoplasmology’s 2021 Founder’s Award.

The organization promotes the cooperative international study of mycoplasmas (Mollicutes) and mycoplasmal diseases. Brown’s award is being given in recognition of his outstanding efforts to promote the group and its contributions to advances in the science of mycoplasmology.

Brown’s main research interest is the cellular microbiology of Mycoplasma spp. and related organisms with a focus on mechanisms and evolution of virulence. His work provides important support for diagnosis, treatment and control of infectious diseases of humans, animals and plants. Brown also curates the Mollicutes Collection, the world’s largest and most comprehensive assortment of the smallest living cells yet discovered.


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