Matt Brown is a clinician-scientist who trained initially as a rheumatologist before heading into immunogenetics research, initially at the University of Oxford, then between 2005-2016 at the University of Queensland. His particular interest is in the disease ankylosing spondylitis, where he has played a major role dissecting the genetic causes of the disease and developing new treatments for it. More broadly, he is interested in translating genomics into clinical applications, including in common and rare heritable diseases, and cancers.
Prof Brown was Director of the University of Queensland, Diamantina Institute from 2011 until 2015, and in 2016 he transitioned to Queensland University of Technology (QUT) as Director of Genomics. He is a Fellow of both the Australian Academy of Sciences and the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences. In 2017 Prof Brown was awarded the title of ‘Distinguished Professor’ by QUT for significant research contributions in his field.
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