Donald Brown was born in Billings, Montana in 1957. He received a Bachelor of Sciences degree in microbiology from Montana State University, Billings, Mont, USA and a Ph.D. degree in experimental pathology From the University of Colorado, Denver, Colo, USA in 1979 and 1984, respectively. In 1984, Brown became a Research Fellow in microbiology and immunology at UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif, USA. In 1988, he joined the research staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and conducted research on the biochemical and molecular aspects of keratoconus, a corneal disorder. In 2002, Brown joined the faculty in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), Irvine, Calif, USA and in 2010, appointed as a faculty member in biomedical engineering at UCI. He is currently conducting research on the biomechanical aspects of the optic nerve head and the relationship of the structural properties of the never head to glaucoma using nonlinear optical approaches to evaluate extracellular matrix components. In 2009, he was honored as the recipient of the Shaffer Prize for Innovative Research presented by the Glaucoma Research Foundation. He serves as an ad hoc reviewer for many biomedical journals and has served as a reviewer for peer-reviewed grant applications for several agencies. He is a long time Member of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and Research to Prevent Blindness.
Biography Updated on 14 April 2011