Research Interests

Dr. Bruneau’s lab focuses on the pre- and postnatal formation of the heart, including how different components of the heart develop and are assembled into a functional organ—in order to understand the basis of congenital and inherited heart disease.


Before joining Gladstone, Dr. Bruneau did cardiovascular research at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto and was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Toronto. Dr. Bruneau has won numerous awards, including Ontario’s Premier Research Excellence Award and the Lawrence J. and Florence A. DeGeorge Charitable Trust/American Heart Association Established Investigator Award.


Originally from Canada, Dr. Bruneau earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and a doctorate in physiology at the University of Ottawa. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Genetics at Harvard University Medical School in the laboratory of Jonathan and Christine Seidman.

Why Gladstone

I came to Gladstone because it is the best place to do biomedical research in the world, period. The combination of world-class science in a winning environment made Gladstone an easy choice.