Brigitte U. Bruns
Academic Professional
Lab Coordinator
Office: 
Plant Sciences, Rm 1611A
Phone Number:  706-542-1783
Fax: 
706-542-1805
Education: 

Ph.D Plant Physiology, University of Freiburg 1986

Research Projects: 

Gene expression in temperature and light-stressed symbiotic dinoflagellates.

Selected Publications: 
  • McCabe-Reynolds, J.C., Bruns B.U., Fitt, W.K. and G.W. Schmidt. Prevalence of non-linear photosynthetic electron transport in symbiotic dinoflagellates of shallow-water cnidarians in hospice. Comparative and Integrative Biology (invited paper, in review)
  • McCabe Reynolds JC, Bruns BU, Fitt WK, Schmidt GW (2008). Enhanced photoprotection pathways in symbiotic dinoflagellates of shallow-water corals and other cnidarians. PNAS 105: 13674-13678
  • Thornhill DJ, Kemp DW, Bruns BU, Fitt WK, Schmidt GW (2008). Correspondence between cold tolerance and temperate biogeography in a western Atlantic Symbiodinium (Dinophyta) lineage J. Phycology 44: 1126-1135
  • Thornhill DJ, LaJeunesse TC, Bruns BU, Schmidt GW and Fitt, WK (2006). Natural infections of aposymbiotic Cassiopea xamachana scyphistomae from environmental pools of Symbiodinium. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 338: 50-56
  • Bruns BU, Warner ME, Thornhill DJ, McCabe JC, Fitt WK, and Schmidt GW (2004).Differential sensitivity of photosynthetic electron transport to elevating temperature among cultured Symbiodinium genotypes. Proc. 10th Int. Coral Reef Congr. Abstracts: p. 251.
  • Bruns ,B.U., Mark E. Warner, Todd C. LaJeunesse, William K. Fitt, Gregory W. Schmidt (2004). On The Differential Susceptibility To Coral Bleaching: A Posttranscriptional Basis For Inhibition Of Photosynthesis In Symbiotic Dinoflagellates.
  • Bruns BU, Blanchard JL and GW Schmidt. (1998).On the modulations of thylakoid structure and function upon adaptation to prolonged nitrogen-deficiency. In G. Garab, ed., Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects. Vol. IV. Kluwer Acad. Pub., Nordecht, Netherlands. pp. 3081-3086

Recent Laboratory Manuals

  • Bruns, B. U., and Schmidt, G.W. (2011).‘1210L Principles of Plant Biology for Non – Science Majors’ Laboratory Manual
  • Bruns, B.U., and Schmidt, G.W. (2011). ‘1220L Organismal Plant Biology for Non – Science Majors’ Laboratory Manual
  • Bruns, B. U., and Rentsch, J. D. (2011). ‘2010L Principles of Plant Biology for Middle School Teachers’ Laboratory Manual
  • Hernandez-Rodriguez, Y., and Bruns B.U. (2011). ‘2001L Life and Earth Science for Early Childhood Education Majors’ Laboratory Manual

Recent Instruction Manuals for Teaching Assistants

  • Bruns, B.U. (2011).‘1220L Organismal Plant Biology for Non – Science Majors’ TA Notes
  • Bruns, B.U. (2011).‘1210L Principles of Plant Biology for Non – Science Majors’ TA Notes
  • Bruns, B.U. (2011). ‘2001L Life and Earth Science for Early Childhood Education Majors’ TA Notes
  • Bruns, B.U. (2011). ‘2010L Principles of Plant Biology for Middle School Teachers’ TA Notes