Michael S. Brown Biography
Birthday: April 13, 1941 (Aries)
Born In: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Michael S. Brown is an American geneticist who won a share of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1985. Best known for his work on the metabolism of cholesterol in the human body, he worked in collaboration with Joseph L. Goldstein to research on cholesterol metabolism and discovered that human cells have low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptors that extract cholesterol from the bloodstream. The duo then worked together to develop new drugs with cholesterol-lowering compounds which is today used by millions of people around the world. The son of a salesman, he graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania before earning his MD from the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine. After getting his degree he spent the next two years as intern and resident in Internal Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. This is where he met Joseph L. Goldstein, a fellow intern, with who he formed a long term personal friendship and professional collaboration. Brown and Goldstein began their research on cholesterol metabolism in humans and over the years made many significant discoveries in the field and also developed new drugs to manage cholesterol. In recognition of their work, the duo was honored with the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1985.