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Le Bonheur names Genetics chief

Published On 06/29/2016

Dr.ChesterBrownChester Brown, MD, PhD, recently joined Le Bonheur as the Genetics Division chief. He will also serve as professor with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

Brown comes to Memphis from Baylor College of Medicine where he served for 20 years as a faculty member in the departments of Molecular and Human Genetics and Pediatrics, and as training faculty in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. He has spent much of his career focused on studying how genes control lean and fat body mass and more recently has studied how host genomic factors influence HIV and tuberculosis progression in African children, while training African scientists to carry out such studies independently.

Brown received his bachelor’s degree from Howard University and his medical and PhD degrees from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He completed his pediatrics residency and medical genetics fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine.