Jerrica Breindel


Jerrica Breindel
BA, Mathematics & Biology 
Clark University
Worcester, MA
PhD, Experimental Pathology
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Postdoctoral Scholar
Charlotte Kuperwasser, PhD, Adviser


Breast cancer is a heterogeneous disease that encompasses multiple subtypes, which differ in their molecular profiles, clinical course of progression, and response to therapeutics. Similarities between breast cancer subtypes and epithelial cell lineages found in the normal breast suggest that determining the identity and activity of normal breast cells could lead to a better understanding of both mammary cell biology and breast cancer. My research focuses on characterizing and classifying cellular subsets within epithelial cell lineages of the normal mammary gland to better understand the hierarchy of development from stem/progenitor to mature mammary epithelial cells and how disruption of this hierarchy could lead to breast cancer.

As part of the TEACRS program, I will teach Anatomy and Physiology at Bunker Hill Community College in the spring of 2016.

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December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development

June 15: Online Certificate in Fundamentals of Clinical Care Research