Faculty: Brown

Portrait of Professor Judy Brown

Judy Brown

Associate Professor
Director, M.S. degree in Health Care Genetics


University of Connecticut
School of Nursing
Storrs Hall
231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4026
Storrs, Connecticut 06269

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Molecular Biology

Selected Publications

  1. Brown, J., Crivello, J., O’Neill R. (2018) An Updated Genetic Map of Peromyscus with Chromosomal Assignment of Linkage Groups. Mamm Genome. 29(5-6):344-352. doi: 10.1007/s00335-018-9754-7.
  2. Mathiowetz AJ, Baple E, Russo A, Coulter AM, Carrano E**, Brown JD, Jinks RN, Crosby AH, Campellone KG. An Amish founder mutation disrupts a PI(3)P-WHAMM-Arp2/3 complex-driven autophagosomal remodeling pathway. Mol Biol Cell. 2017 Sep 15;28(19):2492-2507. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E17-01-0022. Epub 2017 Jul 18.
  3. Ramos É, Cardoso AL, Brown J, Marques DF, Fantinatti BE, Cabral-de-Mello DC, Oliveira RA, O'Neill RJ, Martins C. The repetitive DNA element BncDNA, enriched in the B chromosome of the cichlid fish Astatotilapia latifasciata, transcribes a potentially noncoding RNA. Chromosoma. 2016 May 12.
  4. Mark S. Longo#, Judy D. Brown#, Chu Zhang, Michael J. O’Neill, and Rachel J. O’Neill (2015). A novel mammalian SINE, derived from 28S rRNA, has been recently active in primates. Genome Biology and Evolution. 10.1093/gbe/evv015 # These authors contributed equally to this work
  5. Yuichiro Itoh, Ryan Mackie, Kathy Kampf, Shelly Domadia, Judy D Brown, Rachel O'Neill, and Arthur P Arnold (2015). Four Core Genotypes mouse model: localization of the Sry transgene and bioassay for testicular hormone levels. BMC Res Notes, 2015 vol. 8 (1) p. 9005.
  6. Brown, J. D., O'Neill, R. J. (2014). The Evolution of Centromeric DNA Sequences. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester.
  7. Germain, N. D., Chen, P.-F., Plocik, A. M., Glatt-Deeley, H., Brown, J. D., Fink, J. J., Bolduc, K. A., Robinson, T. M., Levine, E. S., Reiter, L. T., Graveley, B. R., Lalande, M., Chamberlain, S. J. 2014. Gene expression analysis of human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived neurons carrying copy number variants of chromosome 15q11-q13.1. Molecular Autism, 5:44.
  8. Kenney-Hunt, J., Lewandowski, A., Glenn, T., Glenn, J. L., Tsyusko, O. V., O'Neill, R. J., Brown, J. D., Ramsdell, C. M., Nguyen, Q., Phan, T., Shorter, K. R., Dewey, M. J., Szalai, G., Vrana, P. B., Felder, M. R. (2014). A genetic map of Peromyscus with chromosomal assignment of linkage groups (a Peromyscus genetic map). Mammalian Genome 25 (3-4), 160-179.
  9. Lindsay J, Carone DM, Brown J, Hall L, Qureshi S, Mitchell SE, Jannetty N, Hannon G, Renfree M, Pask A, O Neill M, O Neill R. (2012). Unique small RNA signatures uncovered in the tammar wallaby genome. BMC Genomics. 13(1):559
  10. Judith D. Brown, Vanessa Piccuillo**, Rachel J. O’Neill (2012). Retroelement Demethylation Associated with Abnormal Placentation in Mus musculus X Mus caroli Hybrids Biology of Reproduction. 86(3):88.
  11. Brown, J.D., S.E. Mitchell and R. J. O’Neill. (2012). Making a long story short: noncoding RNAs and chromosome change. Heredity 108: 42-49.
  12. Ferreri GC, Brown JD, Obergfell C, Jue N, Finn CE**, O'Neill MJ, O'Neill RJ. (2011). Recent Amplification of the Kangaroo Endogenous Retrovirus, KERV, Limited to the Centromere. J Virol. 85(10):4761-71.
  13. Brown, J., Carone, D., Flynn, B., Finn, C**., Mlynarski, E., O'Neill, R. Centromere conversion and retention in somatic cell hybrids. (2011) Cytogenetic and Genome Research. 134(3):182-90.

Honors & Awards

Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Advisor Award, 2020-2021

Honors Advisor of the Year, 2020

Faculty Excellence Award in Undergraduate Teaching, 2018

Golden Apple Award, School of Allied Health, University of Connecticut

  • Advising Counseling and Mentorship, 2005-2006
  • Clinical Integration, 2004-2005
  • Teaching Excellence, 2003-2004
  • Advising, Counseling and Mentorship, 2001-2002
  • Teaching Excellence, 2000-2001

Claire M. Berg Graduate Fellowship in Genetics, 2002 – 2003

Dean’s Teaching Award, School of Allied Health, 2001

Outstanding Advisor of the Year, 2001-2002

Best Poster Award, Smith College, 2001

First Year Experience Teaching Award, 2000-2001

Award for Excellence in Research, 1998

Student Leadership Award, Graduate Program in Allied Health, 1998

James P. Cornish Memorial Award, 1998