Christopher Browne, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Chris received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Vanderbilt University in 2013, under the supervision of Prof. Andrew Link. During his Ph.D., he worked on the characterization of an unexpected protein-protein interaction in yeast between the eukaryotic translation initiation factor eIF2B and a very-long-chain fatty acid synthesis keto-reductase, showing that the keto-reductase was necessary for the proper subcellular localization of eIF2B. Along the way, he gained an interest in proteomics and mass spectrometry. In June, 2014 Chris started a joint postdoctoral research fellowship in the Gray and Marto labs where he is currently developing chemoproteomics methodologies to directly profile the binding sites of the Gray lab’s many covalent inhibitors across the proteome.