Travis Brown Receives Prestigious 2014 AACP New Investigator Award
January 10, 2014 — Travis Brown, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical science, is one of seventeen recipients of the highly competitive American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) New Investigator Award for 2014. Brown will receive start-up funding from AACP for his research program, "The Role of Cathepsin K in Mediating Hippocampal Synaptic Plasticity and Memory."
In addition to the research grant, he will receive $1,000 from AACP for required travel to present his research findings at the AACP Annual Meeting to be held July 11–5, 2015 at the Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
Brown joined the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy faculty in 2012. The main focus of his laboratory is determining how exposure to drugs of abuse, traumatic events and painful stimuli ultimately impacts neuroplasticity. Brown has authored or coauthored multiple peer reviewed articles and has received numerous grants to fund his research goals. He was previously with Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.