Erin B. Bruce, Ph.D.
Phone: (352) 294-8626
Dr. Bruce received her bachelors in Biology from Louisana State University in 2007, and her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Florida in 2013. She then completed her postdoctoral training in the lab of Dr. Philip Scarpace at the University of Florida in 2016. She is now a Lecturer in the Department of Physiology and Functional Genomics, while also continuing her research in the labs of Dr. Eric Krause and Dr. Annette de Kloet.
Dr. Bruce’s research interests focus on the renin angiotensin system and its regulation of metabolic and cardiovascular function. Using transgenic mice, she is investigating the role of ACE2 in adipose tissue vs. the brain in the presence of metabolic stress, such as high fat diet and/or temperature change. Dr. Bruce is also investigating the role of AT1aR in the nodose ganglion of the vagus nerve.