Eric Brown

Eric grew up in Ontario and received his B.Sc in Microbiology from the University of Guelph in 2010. He did his undergraduate thesis work in the lab of Dr. Emma Allen-Vercoe, on developing a novel probiotic treatment to combat C. difficile infections. Before starting his PhD at UBC, he worked on X-ray crystallography of prion proteins with Dr. Emil Pai at the University of Toronto and structural biology of antibiotic resistance proteins at the University of Greifswald in Germany.

Eric’s PhD work focuses on the impact of early-life malnutrition on the composition of the intestinal microbiome, metabolome, and immunity. He is developing novel animal models and tools to better understand environmental enteric dysfunction, major disease behind the persistence of childhood malnutrition.

Interesting facts: In his spare time he enjoys playing hockey, hiking, skiing, dodgeball and board games.

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