ASBMB: What was the last book you read?
Brown: “Beyond the Cosmos,” by Hugh Ross, in which the author, who is a physicist, attempts to use scientific explanations to defend the existence of God.
ASBMB: Do you have any heroes, heroines, or role models? If so, describe how they have influenced you?
Brown: My heroine would be my third grade teacher, Ms. Kay Hollingshed. She immediately took notice of my academic talents and had me tested for the gifted-student program. I scored very well and was admitted into the program.
ASBMB: What is it that keeps you working hard and studying science every day?
Brown: I always remind myself that I am in a position to make a positive impact and that I am very blessed to be here.