• 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.  

  • 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.

  • Professional Development

    Professional Development

    The 14 actors in the 2015 Brown/Trinity Rep MFA program are preparing for March showcases for the industry in New York and Los Angeles.  The MFA program is one of 28 master’s programs, ranging from Computer Science to Public Affairs. 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.