Browning joins MD/PhD program as associate director

Kirsteen Browning, PhD, was recently appointed associate director of the MD/PhD Medical Scientist Training Program at Penn State College of Medicine.

Dr. Browning earned her PhD in Pharmacology from University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Before joining the College of Medicine, Dr. Browning was on the faculty of the University of Michigan and subsequently the Pennington Biomedical Research Center of Louisiana State University.

Dr. Browning joined the department of Neural and Behavioral Sciences at Penn State College of Medicine in 2010, and was promoted to full professor in 2018. She currently serves on the editorial boards of several journals, including the Journal of Neurophysiology and the American Journal of Physiology, and is the associate editor for basic science for Neurogastroenterology and Motility. She also served as Counselor of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society from 2014 to 2018, and has served the Central Nervous System section of the American Physiological Society in various capacities, currently as section chair.

Dr. Browning’s main research interest is in the regulation of gastrointestinal vagal neurocircuits and vagally mediated peripheral sensation and signaling.

In her new role, Dr. Browning will serve as adviser to students during their graduate training years, and work with the MD/PhD program co-directors to administer the Medical Scientist Training Program T32 training grant.

December 12, 2018 Penn State College of Medicine News

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