Positions

Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
2021 An Analysis of Factors That Influence Students to Pursue Immunology.Immunohorizons.  5:1021-1029. 2021
2021 Inside the undergraduate immunology classroom: Current practices that provide a framework for curriculum consensusJournal of Microbiology & Biology Education.  22. 2021
2020 The Future of Undergraduate Immunology Education: Can a Comprehensive Four-Year Immunology Curriculum Answer Calls for Reform in Undergraduate Biology Education?Immunohorizons.  4:745-753. 2020
2020 Using real-world examples of the COVID-19 pandemic to increase student confidence in their scientific literacy skills 2020
2019 Out of the Curricular Shadows: Revolutionizing Undergraduate Immunology EducationFrontiers in Immunology.  10. 2019
2019 Simvastatin and ML141 decrease intracellular streptococcus pyogenes infectionCurrent Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.  20:733-744. 2019
2016 Short term, low dose simvastatin pretreatment alters memory immune function following secondary staphylococcus aureus infectionCurrent Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.  17:886-893. 2016
2016 The Effect of Lonicera japonica on LPS-Stimulated B-Cell Functions 2016
2014 Long-term repeated daily use of intragastric gavage hinders induction of oral tolerance to ovalbumin in mice 2014
2014 Th17 cells demonstrate stable cytokine production in a proallergic environmentJournal of Immunology.  193:2631-2640. 2014
2014 Small molecule inhibitors limit endothelial cell invasion by staphylococcus aureusCurrent Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.  15:727-737. 2014
2013 Host cell invasion by Staphylococcus aureus stimulates the shedding of microvesiclesBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.  432:695-700. 2013
2013 Short term statin treatment improves survival and differentially regulates macrophage-mediated responses to staphylococcus aureusCurrent Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.  14:233-241. 2013
2012 Erythromycin treatment hinders the induction of oral tolerance to fed ovalbuminFrontiers in Immunology.  3. 2012
2010 Active immune response protects Stat6VT transgenic mice from developing a lymphoproliferative disorderImmunobiology.  215:579-585. 2010
2010 GTPase activating protein function of p85 facilitates uptake and recycling of the β1 integrinBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.  391:443-448. 2010
2008 IL-4 is a critical determinant in the generation of allergic inflammation initiated by a constitutively active Stat6Journal of Immunology.  180:3551-3559. 2008

Research Overview

  • My research involves identifying factors that may influence a student’s decision to pursue studying immunology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Additionally, I investigate the effectiveness of learning activities aimed at teaching immunology concepts.
  • Teaching Activities

  • DENT1150 - Fundamentals I (Fall Term 2021)
  • DENT1155 - Fundamentals II (Fall Term 2021)
  • HC117 - Honors Seminar: Science/Math (Fall Term 2019)
  • HC117 - Honors Seminar: Science/Math (Fall Term 2020)
  • HC117 - Honors Seminar: Science/Math (Fall Term 2021)
  • MBS696 - Special Topics (Summer Term 2019)
  • MBS696 - Special Topics (Summer Term 2021)
  • MIC150 - Current Topics In Immunology (Spring Term 2020)
  • MIC150 - Current Topics In Immunology (Spring Term 2021)
  • MIC150 - Current Topics In Immunology (Spring Term 2022)
  • MIC250 - Seminars in Immunology (Fall Term 2021)
  • MIC275 - Introductory Immunology (Fall Term 2021)
  • MIC275 - Introductory Immunology (Spring Term 2020)
  • MIC275 - Introductory Immunology (Spring Term 2021)
  • MIC275 - Introductory Immunology (Spring Term 2022)
  • MIC398 - Undergraduate Research Immu (Spring Term 2020)
  • MIC398 - Undergraduate Research Immu (Spring Term 2021)
  • MIC398 - Undergraduate Research Immu (Spring Term 2022)
  • MIC400 - Microbiome in Health/Immunity (Spring Term 2021)
  • MIC400 - Microbiome in Health/Immunity (Spring Term 2022)
  • MIC400 - Microbiome in Health/Immunity (Summer Term 2020)
  • MIC401 - Innate Immunity (Fall Term 2019)
  • MIC401 - Innate Immunity (Fall Term 2020)
  • MIC401 - Innate Immunity (Fall Term 2021)
  • MIC402 - Adaptive Immunity (Spring Term 2020)
  • MIC402 - Adaptive Immunity (Spring Term 2021)
  • MIC402 - Adaptive Immunity (Spring Term 2022)
  • MIC403 - Immunity Against Pathogens (Fall Term 2020)
  • MIC403 - Immunity Against Pathogens (Fall Term 2021)
  • MIC404 - Immune-Mediated Dieseases (Spring Term 2021)
  • MIC404 - Immune-Mediated Dieseases (Spring Term 2022)
  • MIC490 - Immunology Thesis (Spring Term 2022)
  • MIC492 - Research Seminar in Immunology (Spring Term 2021)
  • MIC498 - Honors Research in Immunology (Spring Term 2020)
  • MIC498 - Honors Research in Immunology (Spring Term 2021)
  • MIC499 - Honors Seminar in Immunology (Spring Term 2020)
  • MIC499 - Honors Seminar in Immunology (Spring Term 2021)
  • MIC600 - Microbiome in Health/Immunity (Spring Term 2021)
  • MIC600 - Microbiome in Health/Immunity (Spring Term 2022)
  • MIC600 - Microbiome in Health/Immunity (Summer Term 2020)
  • MIC601 - Innate Immune System (Fall Term 2019)
  • MIC601 - Innate Immune System (Fall Term 2020)
  • MIC601 - Innate Immune System (Fall Term 2021)
  • MIC602 - Adaptive Immune System (Spring Term 2020)
  • MIC602 - Adaptive Immune System (Spring Term 2021)
  • MIC602 - Adaptive Immune System (Spring Term 2022)
  • MIC603 - Host-Pathogen Interactions (Fall Term 2020)
  • MIC603 - Host-Pathogen Interactions (Fall Term 2021)
  • MIC604 - Immune-Mediated Diseases (Spring Term 2021)
  • MIC604 - Immune-Mediated Diseases (Spring Term 2022)
  • OBHS111 - Fundamentals Dent/Optometry I (Fall Term 2021)
  • OBHS112 - Fundamentals Dent/Optometry II (Fall Term 2021)
  • PSDO200 - Introduction to Research (Fall Term 2020)
  • PSDO200 - Introduction to Research (Spring Term 2021)
  • STH299 - Interdisciplinary Seminar (Spring Term 2021)
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology and Immunology, Indiana University System : Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis 2003
  • Bachelor of Science or Mathematics in Biochemistry, Indiana University System : Indiana University-Bloomington 1997
  • Full Name

  • Heather A. Bruns