Brian Brown, PhD

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Associate Professor

What is your current professional status?

Associate Professor

What is your work setting?

Academic Institution/Medical Center

What is your scientific area of research?

Immunology, Cancer, Gene Therapy

Why do you want to be a mentor?

Gene therapy has now begun to succeed in the clinic because of sustained efforts by scientists around the world. It is important that we train the next generation of scientists to continue this mission and further expand and improve what gene therapy can do.

As a mentor, what are you hoping to gain from this experience?

I would like to help train young scientists interested in pursing research in gene therapy.

How important are the following in the selection of a mentee: (1 – 5 scale, 1 = most important, 5 = least important)

  • Compatibility of Scientific Specialties: 1 (most)
  • Geographic Location: 2
  • Professional Status / Success: 2
  • Compatibility of Career Path: 2
  • Communication Style: 2

Provide a biography that describes who you are and what you do in the field of gene and/or cell therapy.

A major focus of our work is aimed at identifying factors that control immunity and tolerance, and utilizing this information for developing therapeutic strategies that can direct antigen-specific immune responses. Our lab also has a strong emphasis in the generation of new technologies for experimental and therapeutic applications, including new technologies for gene therapy and gene editing.


23rd Annual Meeting

May 12-15 | Boston