Adam Brown, PhD

Field Application Scientist & Sales Panel

Job Title: Field Application Scientist

Current Employer: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.


  • Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences, UAMS, Little Rock, AR (2015)

  • B.A. in Biology, Hendrix College, Conway, AR (2007)


I majored in Biology at a small liberal arts college before working as a research technician in the Genomics laboratory in the Center for Translational Pediatric Research at the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute. After two years as a technician, I enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. program at UAMS. Under the mentorship of Dr. Frank Simmen, my researched evaluated the tumor-suppressive role of the transcription factor KLF9 in colorectal cancer. Two months prior to my dissertation defense, sales representatives at Bio-Rad encouraged me to apply for an open position as a field application scientist in Houston, for which I subsequently got hired. I currently have three and a half years of experience supporting Bio-Rad products for droplet digital PCR, real-time PCR, and single cell sequencing.

Most useful skill set(s) acquired from/for your field:

  • Presentation skills

  • Scientific literacy

  • PCR theory/technique

What I love most about my job:

My role as FAS combines some of the most enjoyable aspects of being a scientist, a businessperson, and a teacher. I get to meet new people, discuss the details of their research, show them how our products can further their work, and teach them how to use our instruments.

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