Bryan Brown, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Brown is a faculty member in the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh

Office Location:
McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
450 Technology Drive
Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-3110
Contact Information:
Office Telephone: (412) 624-5273


  • PhD - 2010, Bioengineering, University of Pittsburgh.
  • BS - 2005, Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh

Research Interests

Research Interest: Inductive, Scaffold Based Regenerative Medicine, Host Innate Immune Interactions in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Awards and Honors

  • 2014 Educator Award, Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society.
  • 2013 Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health Scholar (NIH, Office of Research on Women's Health).
  • 2013 Best Basic Science Research Poster (Veterinary Orthopedic Society 2013 Annual meeting).
  • 2011 Second Place, Elevator Pitch Contest (3 Rivers Venture Fair - University Technology Showcase).
  • 2010 Carnegie Science Award, Carnegie Science Center.
  • 2010 McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Trainee Career Advancement Program Scholarship (McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine).
  • 2010 Young Investigator Award (Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society aka. TERMIS).
  • 2009 National Research Service Award (F31) (National Institutes of Health).
  • 2009 East Asia and Pacific Fellowship (National Science Foundation and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science).
  • 2009 STAR Award (Student Travel Acheivement Award), Society for Biomaterials.
  • 2008 50 Best Abstracts Award (Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society--TERMIS).
  • 2007 Student Travel Award (Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society).
  • 2007 McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine Trainee Career Advancement Program Scholarship.
  • 2007 Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award Nominee (University of Pittsburgh, Dept. of Bioengineering).
  • 2006 Bevier Fellowship (University of Pittsburgh).
  • 2001 Honors College Scholarship (University of Pittsburgh Honors College).
  • 2001 Engineering Honors Scholarship (University of Pittsburgh, Swanson School of Engineering).

Selected Publications

  1. LoPresti, S.T., and Brown, B.N., In press, "Host response to naturally-derived biomaterials," in Host Response to Biomaterials, S.F. Badylak, ed., Oxford: Elsevier.
  2. Brown, B.N., Sicari, B.M., and Badylak, S.F., In press, "Rethinking Regenerative Medicine: A Macrophage Centric Approach," Frontiers in Immunology.
  3. Grevemeyer, B., Bogdanovic, L., Canton, S., St Jean, G., Cercone, M., Ducharme, N.G., and Brown, B.N., 2014, "Regenerative Medicine Approach to Reconstruction of the Equine Upper Airway.," Tissue Engineering. Part A.
  4. Hartman, R.A., Yurube, T., Ngo, K., Merzlak, N.E., Debski, R.E., Brown, B.N., Kang, J.D., and Sowa, G.A., 2014, "Biological responses to flexion extension in spinal segments ex-vivo," Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Manuscript submitted for publication.
  5. Hoffman, B., Martin, M., Brown, B.N., Bonassar, L.J., and Cheetham, J., 2014, "Biomechanical and biochemical characterization of porcine tracheal cartilage," Larygoscope, Manuscript submitted for publication.
  6. Moalli, P., Brown, B., Reitman, M.T., and Nager, C.W., 2014, "Polypropylene mesh: evidence for lack of carcinogenicity.," International Urogynecology Journal.
  7. Rao, J., Brown, B.N., Weinbaum, J.S., Ofstun, E., Makaroun, M.S., Humphrey, J.D., and Vorp, D.A., In press, "Distinct collagen organization and phenotypic profile of antigen presenting cells within the intraluminal thrombus of abdominal aortic aneurysm," Journal of Vascular Surgery.
  8. Brown, B.N., Siebenlist, N.J., Cheetham, J., Ducharme, N.G., Rawlinson, J.J., and Bonassar, L.J., 2013, "Computed Tomography-Guided Tissue Engineering of Upper Airway Cartilage.," Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods.
  9. Ahmed, T., Marçal, H., Johnson, S., Brown, B.N., and Foster, L.J., 2011, "Coalescence of Extracellular Matrix (ECM) from Porcine Urinary Bladder (UBM) with a Laser-Activated Chitosan-Based Surgical Adhesive.," Journal of Biomaterials Science. Polymer Edition.