Benoit G. Bruneau

Associate Director and William H. Younger Investigator, Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease

Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco

 Benoit G. Bruneau, Ph.D., is Associate Director and Senior Investigator at the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, and Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. He holds the William H. Younger, Jr., endowed chair in cardiovascular disease, and is the recipient of the Lawrence J. and Florence A. DeGeorge Charitable Trust/American Heart Association Established Investigator Award. Before joining Gladstone, Dr. Bruneau was a Scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Toronto. He earned his doctorate in Physiology at the University of Ottawa and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School in the laboratory of Jonathan and Christine Seidman. Dr. Bruneau’s research focuses on how transcription factors and chromatin remodeling complexes regulate cardiac organogenesis and differentiation in order to understand the basis of congenital and inherited heart disease. Dr Bruneau’s research is also aimed at develop strategies for the generation of new cardiomyocytes for regenerative medicine and disease modeling.