• Shared Space

    Shared Space

    A quarter of Brown’s students are PhD and master’s candidates. The scale and culture of the University encourage close mentoring at all levels.  

  • Master's Studies

    Master's Studies

    Nearly 700 students are enrolled in Brown's 27 master's programs. Pictured here: Jing Li (American Studies), Ijeoma Azodo, MD (Clinical and Translational Research) and Oliver Strand (Literary Arts). 

  • Research Matters!

    Research Matters!

    Celebrating 125 of graduate study at Brown, eight graduate students and two alumni gave brief talks at this Fall Weekend event on "why my research matters." Topics ranged from teaching citizenship to what medical history tells us about broken hearts. Watch the videos.

  • Empowering Support

    Empowering Support

    'What I like about the five-year guarantee is that it incentivizes collaboration,’ says Meghan Kallman, a Brown PhD candidate in Sociology. ‘The guarantee also meant I could take intellectual risks and try out new ideas.’ Read More.

  • Effective Mentoring

    Effective Mentoring

    Stuart Geman "changed my perspective on thinking and learning," says Guangyao  Zhou, a PhD candidate in Applied Mathematics, about his advisor. “Stu cares about the problem and not just the statistical methods. He always learns about the problem first.” Read More.

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News and Announcements

New Research Unlocks a Mystery of Albinism

Precise patch:

A team of Brown University biologists, including doctoral student Nicholas Bellono, has discovered the way in which a specific genetic mutation appears to lead to the lack of melanin production underlying a form of albinism.

Algorithm Identifies Networks of Genetic Changes Across Cancers

Big Data and genetic complexity:

Using a computer algorithm that can sift through mounds of genetic data, researchers from Brown have identified several networks of genes that, when hit by a mutation, could play a role in the development of multiple types of cancer. The research team includes doctoral students Hsin-Ta Wu and Alexandra Papoutsaki and master’s student Jonathan Eldridge, all in Computer Science, as well as associate professor of Computer Science, Ben Raphael.

Molecular Decoys Help Overcome Drug Resistance

An effective decoy:

Efflux pumps are surface proteins that prevent antimicrobial drugs from getting a foothold in a bacterial cell by identifying and pumping them out of the cell. New research by doctoral Chemistry student Corey Compton and associate professor of chemistry Jason Sello, suggest that small pieces of those drugs could keep the efflux pumps busy and allow the antimicrobial drugs to reach a critical mass inside the cell.