|Benjamin F. Bruner, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Chair-Elect, Department of Biology
Office: Pryor-England 164B
|Teaching and Research Interests
My research interests have focused on examining the diversity that exists in patients with a variety of autoimmune diseases, but my primary focus has been centered on the study of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). My training in the Department of Pathology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and in the Department of Clinical Immunology at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has allowed me to study both the fundamentals of cellular and molecular biology and the impact that abnormalities in those systems has on human health.
As a result, I teach a wide variety of courses including Human Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL 249), Cell Biology (BIOL 259), Microbiology (BIOL 271), and Pathophysiology (BIOL 314) just to name a few. I also enjoy serving as a mentor for students preparing for their Senior Seminar (BIOL 440) presentations.