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The laboratory of Dr. Eric Brown is a part of the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences as well as the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Dr. Brown’s research interests are in studying complex and poorly understood aspects of biology in bacteria using molecular genetic and biochemical approaches. Brown lab researchers are currently studying cell wall and ribosome biogenesis, both daunting cellular processes of remarkable complexity. Further, Dr. Brown oversees an ambitious effort in chemical genomics aimed at mapping and understanding the interaction of drug-like small molecules with bacterial cell systems.


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