Headshot of Dr. Kristian Brown

Kristian Brown, M.D., Ph.D. got his first opportunity to¬†engage in¬†biomedical research in Dr. Paul Paolini’s lab in 1998 when he was accepted to the MARC program. After MARC he earned a medical degree and then a Ph.D. in engineering. Today he is both a transplant surgeon at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, CA, and an assistant adjunct professor of biomedical engineering at Wayne State University. He has co-written more than 11 scholarly papers and has won numerous awards including the SDSU Monty award presented to distinguished alumni as a symbol of achievement and success. In 2012 Diverse magazine also named him one of the National Top 12 Emerging Scholars under 40.

Acceptance speech of MARC alumnus Steven Edward Jimenez as he accepts the 2014 HENAAC Award for the Most Promising Engineering/Advanced Degree by Great Minds in STEM. He accepted the award at the 26th Annual HENAAC conference in New Orleans, October 2014.