Kaylon L. Bruner-Tran is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN (USA). She received her PhD in reproductive pathology from Vanderbilt University in 1995. For her post-doctoral training, Dr. Bruner-Tran completed a dual-track program at Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia which included basic science in molecular endocrinology in the laboratory of Gerald Litwack, PhD and specialized training in gynecologic histopathology with Fred Gorstein, MD. Following these studies, she returned to Vanderbilt where she established a strong collaborative research program with Dr. Kevin Osteen. As a member of the Women’s Reproductive Health Research Center at Vanderbilt, she directs the Disease Modeling Core Facility, which is utilized by numerous NIH-sponsored investigators as well as for Industry-sponsored research. Dr. Bruner-Tran also serves as the Associate Director of the Endometriosis Association Research and Training Program at Vanderbilt. Working with Dr. Osteen, she has developed experimental mouse models of endometriosis as well as a model of in utero toxicant exposure which mimics the human endometriosis phenotype. Her laboratory is focused on the impact of early life toxicant exposures on maintenance of pregnancy, with a particular emphasis on mechanisms leading to preterm birth. A major goal of her laboratory is to examine the effectiveness of nutritional modification to reduce the incidence of reproductive failure following early life toxicant exposure.
Associate Professor, Women's Reproductive Health Research Center, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology