Andrew Brown is an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales in the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences. He did Honours in nutritional biochemistry at the University of Sydney where he also obtained his PhD in the study of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids. He worked at the Cardiovascular Research Unit at the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) on smoking and antioxidants, before returning to Sydney to work at The Heart Research Institute on oxysterols in oxidized LDL and macrophage-foam cells. He spent two years in the laboratory of Nobel laureates, Drs Joe Goldstein and Mike Brown, at the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas (USA), working on the SREBP-Scap system before taking up his current appointment. His research interests include understanding the molecular basis of how our cells balance their cholesterol levels, with particular interests in the role(s) of cholesterol in prostate cancer.
Biography Updated on 9 July 2009