Erin B Bruce

Erin B Bruce, Ph.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department: Pharmacodynamics
Business Phone: (352) 273-7891
Business Email: ebruce5@ufl.edu

About Erin B Bruce

As a clinical assistant professor, Erin Bruce is focused on teaching future scientists and health professionals the fundamentals of physiology and pathophysiology. While her expertise lies in cardiovascular physiology, she loves to learn and teach every aspect of physiology. The human body is fascinating, and she hopes that her students feel the same by the end of her courses. Bruce is dedicated to creating inclusive and equitable classrooms, whether in person or online. Nurturing diverse perspectives allows us all to create new knowledge in a space empathetic to one another’s lived experiences. She intends to support a learning environment that is respectful of diversity, including but not limited to: values, gender, sexuality, disability (seen or unseen), age, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, religion, and culture.

She is interested in educational research, especially as it relates to teaching physiology. She is invested in using the latest pedagogical studies to influence her course organization and education style. In turn, she is working to inform her community of what techniques have benefited her classes, as well as identifying areas where peers and her can improve. The more we share with each other, the better we all become.

Accomplishments

Exemplary Teacher
2019-2022 · University of Florida College of Medicine

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018-2024
GMS6411 Fundamentals of Cardiovascular Physiology
2018-2024
GMS6400C Principles of Physiology
2018-2024
GMS6474 Medical Cardiovascular and Muscle Physiology
2019-2020,2022-2024
GMS6472 Fundamentals of Physiology and Functional Genomics II
2019-2020,2022-2024
GMS6473 Fundamentals of Physiology and Functional Genomics III
2019-2020,2022-2024
GMS6471 Fundamentals of Physiology and Functional Genomics I
2019,2021-2024
GMS6495 Seminar in Physiology
2018-2024
BMS3521 Human Physiology in Translation
2019
GMS6401 Medical Renal Physiology
2021-2024
GMS5905 Special Topics in Biomedical Sciences
2022
GMS6415 Fundamentals of Gastrointestinal Physiology
2022-2023
PAS5025 Human Physiology
2024
PHA5561 Pathphys-Pt Assess II
Teaching Philosophy
If I am honest, I teach for selfish reasons. I love to learn new things, and teaching is often the best way to learn a subject. By “learn a subject,” I don’t mean merely the ability to recite information by memory. I mean understanding. I mean grasping the subject at a level that sparks curiosity. How does the body do that? Why does the body do it that way? Can I manipulate that system? If I do, what will happen? Learning doesn’t stop in the classroom, and so, neither does teaching. My goal as a teacher is to spark a student’s love of learning to the point that they begin to ask these questions. That is when the fun begins.

Research Profile

I am interested in educational research, especially as it relates to teaching Physiology. I am invested in using the latest pedagogical studies to influence my course organization and education style. In turn, I am working to inform my community of what techniques have benefited my classes, as well as identifying areas where my peers and I can improve. The more we share with each other, the better we all become.

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-0469-3938

Publications

2024
Alleviating hypertension by selectively targeting angiotensin receptor expressing vagal sensory neurons.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. [DOI] 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1154-23.2023. [PMID] 38242697.
2018
ACE2 activator diminazene aceturate reduces adiposity but preserves lean mass in young and old rats.
Experimental gerontology. 111:133-140 [DOI] 10.1016/j.exger.2018.07.008. [PMID] 30006298.
2018
Coupling corticotropin-releasing-hormone and angiotensin converting enzyme 2 dampens stress responsiveness in male mice.
Neuropharmacology. 133:85-93 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuropharm.2018.01.025. [PMID] 29360543.
2017
Intracerebroventricular tempol administration in older rats reduces oxidative stress in the hypothalamus but does not change STAT3 signalling or SIRT1/AMPK pathway.
Applied physiology, nutrition, and metabolism = Physiologie appliquee, nutrition et metabolisme. 42(1):59-67 [DOI] 10.1139/apnm-2016-0067. [PMID] 28006433.
2017
The intricacies of the renin-angiotensin-system in metabolic regulation.
Physiology & behavior. 178:157-165 [DOI] 10.1016/j.physbeh.2016.11.020. [PMID] 27887998.
2016
Anorexic response to rapamycin does not appear to involve a central mechanism.
Clinical and experimental pharmacology & physiology. 43(9):802-7 [DOI] 10.1111/1440-1681.12601. [PMID] 27232670.
2016
Onset of leptin resistance shows temporal differences related to dose or pulsed treatment.
European journal of pharmacology. 779:177-85 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ejphar.2016.03.026. [PMID] 27012992.
2016
Therapeutic potential of adipose stem cell-derived conditioned medium against pulmonary hypertension and lung fibrosis.
British journal of pharmacology. 173(19):2859-79 [DOI] 10.1111/bph.13562. [PMID] 27448286.
2015
Selective activation of angiotensin AT2 receptors attenuates progression of pulmonary hypertension and inhibits cardiopulmonary fibrosis.
British journal of pharmacology. 172(9):2219-31 [DOI] 10.1111/bph.13044. [PMID] 25522140.
2013
Diminazene attenuates pulmonary hypertension and improves angiogenic progenitor cell functions in experimental models.
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine. 187(6):648-57 [DOI] 10.1164/rccm.201205-0880OC. [PMID] 23370913.
2010
Drugs, exercise, and the melanocortin-4 receptor– different means, same ends: treating obesity.
Advances in experimental medicine and biology. 681:49-60 [DOI] 10.1007/978-1-4419-6354-3_4. [PMID] 21222259.
2009
17beta-Estradiol modulates local cardiac renin-angiotensin system to prevent cardiac remodeling in the DOCA-salt model of hypertension in rats.
Peptides. 30(12):2309-15 [DOI] 10.1016/j.peptides.2009.09.005. [PMID] 19747516.

Education

PhD Pharmaceutical Sciences
2013 · University of Florida
Bachelor of Science
2007 · Louisiana State University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-7891
Emails:
Business:
ebruce5@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100274
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
1345 Center Drive, Room CG-20b
GAINESVILLE FL 32610