Robert H. Brown Jr., MD, DPhil
UMass Memorial Medical School
Dr. Robert Brown is a Professor and Chair of Neurology at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and Medical School. He is also the Director of the Day Neuromuscular Research Laboratory at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Dr. Brown graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed his doctoral training in neurophysiology at Oxford University. Dr. Brown trained in Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital.
In 1984, the Day Neuromuscular Research Laboratory was founded by Dr. Brown to investigate neuromuscular diseases, including Miyoshi myopathy and ALS. Dr. Brown’s laboratory has focused on the identification of gene defects that mark the molecular pathogenesis of selected neuromuscular diseases, including ALS, muscular dystrophy, adrenoleukodystrophy, hereditary neuropathy, and hyperkalemic periodic paralysis.