Qualifications and Experience
Michael E. Brown, Ph.D.
Molecular Genetics


1979 - 1987 Ph.D., Biology, Loma Linda University
Isolation and Cloning of fX174 n' Recognition Site: Characterization of Mutant Forms.

1973 - 1979

B.S., Biology, Columbia Union College

1973 - 1979

A.A., Medical Lab Technician, Columbia Union College

Summer of 1979

Passed the requirements of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists Board of Registry for Medical Laboratory Technician.


1997 - present Director/Researcher, Molecular History Research Center.
Duties: Started and Established funding. Designed and wrote the MHRC web pages. Research: Presently investigating possible explanations for the presence of similar unprocessed Pseudogenes found in different species such as Man and Chimpanzee.

1989 - 1997

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Walla Walla College.
Taught Biochemistry, Introduction to Chemistry, General Chemistry, and Genetics (Biology). Had designed and was in the process of building "An Automated DNA Sequencer Project for Teaching Purposes: Using an argon ion laser to fluoresce Succinyl-fluorescein-labeled DNA molecules". The project was abandoned when I quit to start the MHRC.

1987 - 1989

Assistant Professor of Biology, Antillian college, Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
Taught Genetics, Human Physiology, Botany, Ecology, Marine Biology, Ornithology, Readings in Biology (Creation / Evolution), and Seminar. Wrote a PASCAL program for randomizing questions in exams.

1986 - 1987

Teaching Assistantship, Loma Linda University
Assisted with undergraduate level Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, and Developmental Biology classes.

1979 - 1986

Research Assistant, Loma Linda University
I did Cloning and DNA sequencing experiments using the M13 cloning vector family. I also interfaced the scintillation counter to the lab computer and wrote all the programs used in the lab, including various DNA analyzing programs, a word processor, and a sophisticated programmable graphics program (HP plotter was used for output.) that was used in all the diagrams of my Ph.D. Dissertation.

Summer of 1979

Laboratory Technician, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
Measured metabolite levels in the glycolysis pathway and citric acid cycle in brain tissue of sheep, goat, armadillo, monkey, dog, and cat, under conditions of hypoxia and anoxia.

1975 - 1977,
1978 - 1979

Teaching Lab Assistant, Columbia Union College
Assisted with general and developmental Biology labs; Did Photomicroscopy work for developmental biology and cell biology, and wrote programs in BASIC for the purpose of producing randomized quizzes and exams from ready made question files for large classes (still being used as of 1992). Also wrote an auto teaching program (a self-actuated computer monitered study initiated by the student) that would lead students through new class material. Once they covered and digested the material, they could take a quiz on the computer themselves.

1977 - 1978

Student Missionary, Athens International Academy, Athens, Greece
Taught college courses: Algebra, Geometry, Secondary: Typing, Math, Science, and Music. I ran the SDA Greek printing press and helped out with other activities such as the 5-day plan to stop smoking.

PUBLICATIONS (Click for abstracts)

1987fBrown, M. E., Isolation and Cloning of fX174 n' Recognition Site: Characterization of Mutant Forms. Ph.D. Dissertation, Loma Linda University.


Brown, M. E.; Bauer, C. A.; Eaton, D. O. W.; Zuccarelli, A. J.: Biological activity of an origin of DNA replication cloned in bacteriophage M13. Clinical Research, Vol. 31, No. 1, 1983 pp. 35A. Was selected for presentation at the annual meetings of the American Federation for Clinical Research (Western student medical research forum) in Monterey California.


Brown, M. E.; Zuccarelli, A. J.: Specific interactions of the Escherichia coli n' protein with a DNA fragment isolated from bacteriophage fX174. Clinical Research, Vol. 30, No. 1, 1982 pp. 41A.


1985fEdmund C. Jaeger Award of $500 for the continuation of my graduate studies.f


An Award for Meritorious Research from the Western Student Medical Research Forum of the American Federation for Clinical Research.


Edmund C. Jaeger Award for indicating potential in contributing to the field of Biology.

I was sustained with tuition waivers, research assistantships, and one teaching assistantship in the Loma Linda Graduate School.