Amanda M. Brown is the Fannie Gaston-Johansson Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at the University of California Riverside and obtained a PhD in Microbiology and Immunology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where she identified novel mycobacterial protein secretion pathways. She transitioned to the field of HIV pathogenesis through a postdoctoral fellowship at the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center in New York City. There she developed innovative tools to investigate HIV-human macrophage biology and viral persistence at the single-cell level. Today, her lab uses the latest innovations in humanized mice, cellular reprogramming, and single-cell technologies to uncover the cellular and molecular basis of pathologic neuroinflammation.