Kathlynn Brown, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and a member of the Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center.
Dr. Brown obtained her Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin during which time she received fellowships from the Mahler Memorial Foundation and the Organic Division of the American Chemical Society. She continued her training at the University of California at San Francisco, where she was a Damon Runyon Walter Winchell Postdoctoral Fellow. She moved to UT Southwestern in 1998 to join the Center for Biomedical Inventions. In 2005 she became tenure-track faculty in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Simmons Cancer Center.
In her independent career, she has utilized her multidisciplinary expertise in organic chemistry, peptide chemistry, biochemistry, and molecular biology to address challenges in biomedical research. Her laboratory was among the first to adopt cell-based biopanning of phage-displayed peptide libraries. Using this approach, she has developed a suite of high affinity peptides that target a variety of different cell types. She has co-authored 18 peer-reviewed papers, three reviews, and one book chapter in this area.
Outside of the lab, she spends most of her time chauffeuring her two musically talented kids to auditions, lessons, rehearsals, and performances. She enjoys relaxing with her family and menagerie of animals.