Jennifer Breckler PhD

Lecturer, Community Health Sciences
Research Interests: 
  • Biology Science Education
  • Medical Education
Research Description: 

Research on student learning styles and career choice. Projects include creating new hands-on kinesthetic ways for students to engage in and learn about science.

Selected Publications: 

Breckler J and Yu JR. Student responses to a hands-on kinesthetic lecture activity for learning about the oxygen carrying capacity of blood. Advan in Physiol Edu 35:39-47, 2011.

Breckler J, Joun D and Ngo H. Learning styles of physiology students interested in the health professions. Adv Physiol Educ 33:30-36, 2009.

Lin-Jones J, Sohlberg, L, Dose A, Breckler J, Hillman DW and Burnside B. Identification and Localization of myosin superfamily members in fish retina and retinal pigmented epithelium. J Comparative Neurology 513:209-223, 2009.

Breckler J and Azzam A. The Basic Science Learning Station: An innovative kinesthetic learning approach in one medical school. J Intl Assoc Medical Science Educators 19:72-79, 2009.

Mertz E, Jain R, Breckler J, Chen E and Grumbach K. Foreign versus domestic education of physicians for the United States: A Case Study of South Asian Physicians in California. J. Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 18:984-993, 2007.

Breckler, J., K. Au, J. Cheng, T. Hasson, and B. Burnside. A novel myosin VI isoform in vertebrate retina. Experimental Eye Research, 70(1):121-134. 2000.

Agard, J. and J. Breckler. RPE cell phagocytosis and the actin cytoskeleton. Beckman Student Honors Symposium, Irvine, Aug. 1999.

Luong, D. and J. Breckler. Actin-depolymerizing-factor in retinal pigment epithelial cells. NIH-RIMI conference, UC Davis, March, 1999.

Other interests: 
  • Hiking
  • Travel
  • Choral singing
Profile Updated: October 13, 2011