Joseph W. Brewer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Immunology and Chair
Department of Molecular and Cellular Sciences
Dr. Brewer earned a B.S. in Molecular Biology at Auburn
University (’90) and a Ph.D. in Immunology at Duke
University (’95). He then completed a post-doctoral
fellowship in cell biology at St. Jude Children’s
Research Hospital. Dr. Brewer came to LUCOM with
14 years of faculty experience in medical and
graduate education in the biomedical sciences, teaching
immunology and mentoring students in the laboratory.
Dr. Brewer served on the faculty at the Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University, Chicago, for 8 years and then at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine for 6 years. His research focuses on a cellular stress response mechanism, termed the unfolded protein response, and on the function of B-lymphocytes in the immune system.
Dr. Brewer and his wife, Pamela, have 2 daughters and a son. Together, they enjoy outdoor activities, sightseeing, and serving in their home church, especially working with children.
Learn more about Dr. Joseph Brewer in the Faculty Spotlight.