The People of Tulane Cancer Center Research

Bruce BunnellBruce A. Bunnell, Ph.D.
Professor of Pharmacology
Tulane Cancer Center Associate Member

Contact Information
Phone: 504-988-3329
Address: 1430 Tulane Ave., SL-99, New Orleans, LA 70112-2699

Biographical Narrative

Dr. Bruce A. Bunnell is a professor of pharmacology at the Tulane University Health Sciences Center and chairman, Division of Gene Therapy at the Tulane National Primate Research Center. He received his undergraduate education at Purdue University and his graduate training in molecular genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (PhD, 1990). He did his postdoctoral training at the University of Michigan, and advanced training as a senior staff fellow at the National Human Genome Research Center at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Bunnell held faculty positions at The Ohio State University (1998 - 2002). He joined the School of Medicine at Tulane University in 2002. Dr. Bunnell's research interests have focused on the development of gene and stem cell based therapies for lysosomal storage diseases (Sandhoff and Krabbe disease). His group is also interested in defining the biologic properties that control the stem-cell characteristics of mesenchymal stem cells.

Selected Publications
Izadpanah R, Joswig T, Dufour J, Kirijan JC, Bunnell BA. Isolation and preliminary characterization of multipotential mesenchymal stem cells from the bone marrow of rhesus macaques. Stem Cells and Development, 14:440-451, 2005.

Cho H, Kim Y, Kim S, Bae Y, Kim J. Bunnell BA, Jung J. Endogenous Wnt signaling promotes proliferation and suppresses osteogenic differentiation in human adipose derived stromal cells. Tissue Engineering, 12:111-121, 2006.

Bunnell BA, Ylostalo J, Kang SK. Common transcriptional gene profile in neurospheres derived from pATSCs, pBMSCs, and pNSCs. Biochem Biophys Res Commun, 343:762-771, 2006.

Grayson WL, Zhao F, Izadpanah R, Bunnell BA, Ma T. Effects of hypoxia on human mesenchymal stem cell expansion and plasticity in 3D constructs. J. Cell Physiol, 207: 331-339, 2006.

Davis SF, Hood JL, Bunnell BA. Isolation of adult rhesus neural stem and progenitor cells and differentiation into immature oligodendrocytes. Stem Cells and Development, 15:191-199, 2006.


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