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Michael S. Brown is a molecular geneticist who was co-awarded a 1985 Nobel Prize for his work on the metabolism of cholesterol in the human body.
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Michael S. Brown was born on April 13, 1941, in Brooklyn, New York. He became friends with Joseph L. Goldstein when they interned at Massachusetts General Hospital. They later worked together and found genetic markers and developed new drugs that can effect the metabolism of cholesterol in the human body. The pair were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1985.
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