Michael Brown
Michael Brown

Michael Brown

Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery


Dr. Brown’s research focuses on leveraging intratumor innate immunity for cancer immunotherapy, particularly in the context of malignant brain tumors. Dr. Brown's lab uses mouse cancer models, ex vivo human tumor slice culture assays, and clinical trial associated specimens to decode mechanisms by which intratumor innate immune cells control cancer immune surveillance and develop novel in situ vaccine approaches that engage endogenous antitumor T cells. The Brown lab also collaborates with clinicians and other research groups to facilitate the translation of novel therapies, define determinants of successful immunotherapy, and elucidate mechanisms explaining immune dysfunction in patients with cancer.  


Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery in the School of Medicine

2022 School of Medicine

Member of the Duke Cancer Institute in the School of Medicine

2023 School of Medicine


Ph.D. 2016

2016 Duke University

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