Selected Publications

Academic Article

Year Title Altmetric
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 Small molecule inhibitors limit endothelial cell invasion by staphylococcus aureusCurrent Pharmaceutical Biotechnology.  15:727-737. 2014
2014 Th17 cells demonstrate stable cytokine production in a proallergic environmentJournal of Immunology.  193:2631-2640. 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.
  • 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