Director of the Tulane Center for Gene Therapy
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. As Director of the Tulane Center for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Bunnell’s primary research interest involves basic and clinical aspects of adult stem cells. One of his primary interests is investigating the basic biology of various adult stem cell populations isolated from the bone marrow or adipose tissue. His group is currently investigating the effects of biological aging on the stem cell properties of these cells and their potential changes in medial benefit for humans as they age. Dr. Bunnell also investigates the application of stem cells for the treatment of diseases, including diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lysosomal storage disease and cancer.