Wesley Brown, PhD

Education & Training

  • Oregon State University, BA, 2016
  • University of Pittsburgh, PhD, 2022

Representative Publications

Cell Lineage Tracing in Zebrafish Embryos with an Expanded Genetic Code Brown, W.; Liu, J.; Tsang, M.; Deiters, A. ChemBioChem 2018, 19, 1244-1249. Highlighted as a Very Important Paper by ChemBioChem.

Light-Activation of Cre Recombinase in Zebrafish Embryos through Genetic Code Expansion, Brown, W.; Deiters, A. Methods Enzym. 2019, 624, 265-281.

Zhou W, Brown W, Bardhan A, Delaney M, Ilk AS, Rauen RR, Kahn SI, Tsang M, Deiters A. Spatiotemporal Control of CRISPR/Cas9 Function in Cells and Zebrafish using Light-Activated Guide RNA. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2020 Jun 2;59(23):8998-9003. doi: 10.1002/anie.201914575. Epub 2020 Apr 6. PMID: 32160370; PMCID: PMC7250724.

Brown W, Liu J, Deiters A. Genetic Code Expansion in Animals. ACS Chem Biol. 2018;13(9):2375-86. Epub 2018/08/21. doi: 10.1021/acschembio.8b00520. PubMed PMID: 30125487; PMCID: PMC7026698.

Brown W, Zhou W, Deiters A. Regulating CRISPR/Cas9 Function through Conditional Guide RNA Control. Chembiochem. 2021;22(1):63-72. Epub 2020/08/25. doi: 10.1002/cbic.202000423. PubMed PMID: 32833316.

Student Year


Career Advisor

Pei Tang

Thesis Advisor

Alex Deiters, PhD

Graduate Program

Dissertation Title

Conditional Control of Protein Function in Aquatic Embryos



Training Period

2016 – Present

Student Year Term