Michael Browning, Ph.D. was born in Dallas, Texas and attended the University of Texas where he received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature. He then spent 5 years trying to become a filmmaker in Los Angeles and he sold shoes to pay his bills. He became very interested in how the brain processed visual images and abandoned filmmaking to start graduate school in Neurobiology in 1974. He received a Ph.D. in Neurobiology from the University of California at Irvine in 1979 where he worked with Dr. Gary Lynch. He subsequently did a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale and Rockefeller University from 1980 to 1986 with Dr. Paul Greengard. Dr. Browning has a wife and two boys aged 19 and 22.
Dr. Browning is CEO of PhosphoSolutions, LLC. PhosphoSolutions makes and sells phosphoprotein and pan antibodies. In addition to his work with PhosphoSolutions, Dr. Browning also was a professor of Neuroscience and Pharmacology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (1987-2009) where he studied the biological bases of memory and how these processes are altered by aging and also by alcohol.