Steve Brown, Ph.D.
Director of the Medical Research Council’s Mammalian Genetics UnitMedical Research Counci
Steve Brown is Director of the Medical Research Council’s Mammalian Genetics Unit at MRC Harwell, Oxford, UK. His research interests cover mouse functional genomics, including the use of mouse mutagenesis and phenotyping approaches to study the genetic basis of disease and to develop pre-clinical disease models. A particular focus has been the use of mouse models to study the molecular basis of genetic deafness. Recently, he has initiated two substantial research efforts firstly in the genetics of otitis media or glue ear, a common cause of hearing loss in children, employing mouse models to elaborate the key genetic pathways involved and develop novel therapeutic strategies. Additionally, a major programme is underway to identify new mouse models of presbycusis..