Laura L. Bruce, PhD
Laura L. Bruce, PhD

Laura L. Bruce, PhD

Professor
School of Medicine

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Biomedical Sciences

Position

  • Professor

Education

  • Cornell College,B.A.,to 1975
  • Georgetown University,Ph.D.,to 1982

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Bruce, LL, Erichsen JT, Reiner A. 2016. Neurochemical compartmentalization within the pigeon basal ganglia. J. Chemical Neuroanatomy, 78: 65-86., Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy, 78, 65-86, 2016
  • Lynn AM, Schneider DA, Bruce LL. 2015. Development of the avian thalamus: Patterns and gradients of neurogenesis. Brain, Behavior and Evolution., Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 86 (2), 94-109, 2015
  • Bruce, L.L. 2014. Cerebral Ischemia., Not Applicable, Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences. Elsevier. 21-Oct-2014 doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-801238-3.04906-0 (On-line publication)., 2014
  • Jarvis ED, Gunturkun O, Bruce L, Csillag A, Karten H, Kuenzel W, Medina L, Paxinos G, Perkel DJ, Shimizu T, Striedter G, Wild JM, Ball GF, Dugas-Ford J, Durand SE, Hough GE, Husband S, Kubikova L, Lee DW, Mello CV, Powers A, Siang C, Smulders TV, Wada K, White SA, Yamamoto K, Yu J, Reiner A, Butler AB; Avian Brain Nomenclature Consortium. Avian brains and a new understanding of vertebrate brain evolution. Nat Rev Neurosci. Review., Nat Rev Neurosci., 6(2), 151-159, 2005
  • 1. Reiner, A. Perkel DJ, Bruce LL, Butler AB, Csillag A, Kuenzel W, Medina L, Paxinos G, Shimizu T, Striedter G, Wild M, Ball GF, Durand S, Güntürkün O, Lee D, Mello CV, Powers A, White SA, Hough G, Kubikova L, Smulders TV, Wada K, Dugas-Ford J, Husband S, Yamamoto K, Yu J, Siang C, Jarvis ED Avian Nomenclature Forum. Revised nomenclature for avian telencephalon and some related brainstem nuclei., Journal of Comparative Neurology, 473 (3), 373-414, 2004
  • 2. Reiner, A. Perkel DJ, Bruce LL, Butler AB, Csillag A, Kuenzel W, Medina L, Paxinos G, Shimizu T, Striedter G, Wild M, Ball GF, Durand S, Güntürkün O, Lee D, Mello CV, Powers A, White SA, Hough G, Kubikova L, Smulders TV, Wada K, Dugas-Ford J, Husband S, Yamamoto K, Yu J, Siang C, Jarvis ED Avian Nomenclature Forum. The avian brain nomenclature forum: Teminology for a new century of comparative neuroanatomy., Journal of Comparative Neurology, 473(3) On-line publication, E1-E6, 2004
  • Bruce L.L., Kornblum H.I., Seroogy, K. Comparison of thalamic populations in mammals and birds: Expression of the ErbB4 gene., Brain Research Bulletin, 57 (3-4), 455-461, 2002
  • Fritzsch B., Maklad A., Bruce L.L., Crapon de Capronica D. Development of the ear and of connections between the ear and the brain: Is there a role for gravity?, Advances in Space Research, 28 (4), 595-600, 2001
  • Ronca, A.E., Fritzsch, B., Alberts, J.R., Bruce, L.L. The effects of microgravity on vestibular development of function in rats: Genetics and environment. Invited Review, Korean Journal of Biological Science, 4, 215-221, 2000
  • Bruce, L.L., Christensen, M.A., Warr, W.B. Postnatal development of efferent synapses in the rat cochlea., Journal of Comparative Neurology, 423 (3), 532-548, 2000
  • Khachab and Bruce, Dev Brain Res, 114: 179-192;, Not Applicable, 1999
  • Khachab and Bruce, Dev Brain Res 112: 145-148., Not Applicable, 1999
  • Bruce, L.L. Article 04906. Cerebral Ischemia, In: Reference Module in Biomedical Sciences, (Michael J. Caplan, ed.). Elsevier Science, Inc., 2014. (On-line publication). Article In Press.

Publications

  • Bruce, L.L., K.J. Quandt, M.L. Bartlett, E. Garza-Gisholt, S.P. Collin. Olfactory and vomeronasal systems are both present in a cartilaginous Holocephalian elephant shark, Callorhinchus milii. Soc. Neuroscience Abstr. 40, Washington, D.C., Society for Neuroscience, 2014
  • Bruce LL, DeVries C, Garza-Gisholt E., Collin SP. Neurochemically distinct regions within the forebrain of the elephant shark (Callorhinchus milii) suggest evolutionary conservation. San Diego, Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., Society for Neuroscience, 39, 2013
  • Bruce,L.L., J.T.Erichsen Differential neurochemical distributions in the accumbens and striatum of pigeons (Columba livia). San Diego, CA, Society for Neuroscience, 30, 2004
  • Bruce, L.L. (2004) Effect of hypergravity on the development of vestibulocerebellar afferent fibers. July 23 2004, Paris France., World Space Congress, 2004
  • Bruce,L.L. Effects of brief, intense vestibular stimulation on the vestibulo-cerebellum. Orlando, Florida., Soc Neurosci Abs, 28, 2002
  • Bruce,L.L. Adaptations of the vestibular system to short and long-term exposures to altered gravity. Animal Model Systems for Long-term Spaceflight. Houston, Texas., World Space Congress, 2002, 210, 2002
  • Bruce L.L. Effect of intense gravitational stimulation on cerebellar Purkinje cells. (#518), Assoc. Res. Otolaryngol, 25, 66, 2002
  • Bruce, Kornblum, Seroogy (1999) Evolution of the limbic sensory thalamus. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 25: 103., Not Applicable, 1999
  • Nichols and Bruce (1999) Wnt-1 expressing cells generated in the rhombic lip caudal to rhombomere 6 migrate to form the murine pontine gray nuclei. Soc. Neurosci. Abstr., 25: 244., Not Applicable, 1999

Presentations


  • Hassman B, Dorchuck E, Prince C, Reidelberger K, Kramer KL, Bruce LL. 2017. Comparison of behavioral tests to assess fear and anxiety in a teleost, Danio rerio, and an amphibian, Xenopus tropicalis. Washington DC, Soc Neurosci Abstr 43.
     , 2017

  • Adhikari S, Bruce LL. 2017. Comparison of amygdalar neuronal networks that regulate fear behaviors among vertebrates. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for HS-MACA students, Creighton, Omaha, NE.
     , 2017

  • Hassman B, Dorchuck E, Kramer KL, Bruce LL. 2017. Behavioral Tests for Assessing Learning in Xenopus tropicalis. Nebraska Academy of Sciences, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE.
     , 2017

  • Werner J, Kramer KL, Bruce LL. 2017. Localizing homologs of gene-specific amygdalar neurons in the chick brain, Gallus gallus domesticus. Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum. Creighton University, Omaha, NE.
     , 2017

  • Bruce, LL, Erichsen JT, Reiner A. 2016. Neurochemical compartmentalization within the pigeon basal ganglia. San Diego CA, Soc Neurosci Abstr 42.
     , 2016
  • Timm B, Kramer, KL, Bruce, LL. 2016. Localizing homologs of gene specific amygdalar areas in embryonic chick brain Gallus gallus domesticus. Annual Biomedical Research Conference for HS-MACA students, Creighton, Omaha, NE., 2016
  • Bruce LL, Quandt KJ, Bartlett ML, Garza-Gisholt E, Collin SP. 2014. Olfactory and vomeronasal systems are both present in a cartilaginous Holocephalian elephant shark, Callorhinchus milii. Washington DC, Soc Neurosci. Abstr 40., 2014
  • Bruce LL, DeVries C, Garza-Gisholt E., Collin SP. 2013. Neurochemically distinct regions within the forebrain of the elephant shark (Callorhinchus milii) suggest evolutionary conservation. San Diego, Soc. Neurosci. Abstr. 39., 2013
  • Bruce,L.L., J.T.Erichsen Differential neurochemical distributions in the accumbens and striatum of pigeons (Columba livia). San Diego, CA, Society for Neuroscience, 2004
  • Bruce, L.L. (2004) Effect of hypergravity on the development of vestibulocerebellar afferent fibers. Paris France, World Space Congress/COSPAR., 2004
  • Gravity and vestibular plasticity: Too much vs. too little, 2004
  • Bruce, L.L., and Erichsen, J.T. (2003) Differential distributions of neuropeptides in the caudal striatum of pigeons (Columba livia). Soc Neurosci Abstr., 29., 2003
  • Effects of brief, intense vestibular stimulation on the vestibulo-cerebellum Soc. Neurosci., 2002
  • "Adaptations of the vestibular system to short and long-term exposures to altered gravity", Committee on Space Research (COSPAR), Houston, Texas, 2002
  • "The Effects of Intense Gravitational Stimualtion on Cerebellar Purkinje Cells", University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain, 2002
  • "The Secrets of Using DiI for Neuronal Tracing", University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain, 2002
  • "Comparison of thalamic populations in mammals and birds: Expression of the ErbB4 gene" 3rd European Conference on Comparative Neurobiology. Murcia, Spain, 2001

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • Gene regulation of fear behaviors: Creating mutant zebrafish models
  • Evolution of Amygdalar Regulation of Fear

Awards and Honors

  • Intramural Research Award, 2015
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: J.B. Johnston Club (International society for comparative neurobiology), 2002
  • Invited guest professor, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain, 2002
  • Avian Nomenclature Forum Think Tank: International committee to revise nomenclature for the avian brain., 2002
  • NIH-NIDCD Neurobiology of the Auditory System: Project II: Co-Investigator, 10%;, 1999
  • NIH-NIDCD Neurobiology of the Auditory System: Core C, Electron Microscopy 5%;, 1999
  • NASAEffects of Gravity on Vestibular development in Mice,Co-Investigator 30%, 1999