Frank van Breukelen
Frank van Breukelen is an associate professor of biological sciences in the UNLV School of Life Sciences.
Since joining UNLV in 2002, van Breukelen has explored biochemical and molecular approaches to understand what allows animals to survive in extreme environments. Most notably, van Breukelen and his team have tackled projects involving small rodent hibernation and adaptation of the pupfish within the Death Valley region.
In addition to research, van Breukelen teaching courses on subjects including mammalian, cellular, and environmental physiology; biochemical adaptations; and bioenergetics.
- Ph.D., Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder
- B.S., Animal Science, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona