Brooks Brodrick M.D./Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine
I was born in Las Vegas, Nevada but grew up in Northern California Bay Area. In high school I attended a summer research program at the University of Texas Medical Branch. I subsequently returned to Texas for college. While at the University of Texas at Austin, I was involved in the Deans Scholars Program, Natural Sciences Council and Texas Orange Jackets. After graduating from UT, I spent a year abroad working as a research assistant at the University of Marburg in Germany. I earned a combined Medical Degree and Doctorate in Pharmacology from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. My doctoral research examined the role of FGFR-3 in intestinal epithelial cell differentiation. For this work I received numerous accolades including the American Society for Investigative Pathology Trainee Travel Award, American Gastroenterological Association Outstanding Student Abstract and PhRMA Foundation Pre-doctoral Fellowship. I was drawn back to Texas for my post-graduate training, completing both my residency in Internal Medicine and research fellowship in General Internal Medicine at UTSW. My current research and clinical interest are in gut-immune-brain connection. I received a K23 Mentored Career Development Grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to examine gut microbiota composition and host immune responses in individuals with anorexia nervosa. In my free time, I enjoy exploring the outdoors with my rescue dogs, Rocky and Hazel, and cheering on my two favorite sports teams, Virginia Cavaliers and Texas Longhorns.