Martina Brueckner MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) and of Genetics

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development

Yale Medical Group

Office of Student ResearchAnimal OrganogenesisPediatrics: Pediatric Cardiology; Pediatric Specialty Center; Brueckner Lab | Genetics

Research Interests

Development of left-right asymmetry; Heterotaxy syndrome; Kartagener syndrome; Situs inversus more...


  • M.D., University of Virginia, 1984

Selected Publications

  • J. J Essner, K.J.Vogan, M.K.Wagner, C.J.Tabin, H.J.Yost, and M.Brueckner. Conserved function for embryonic nodal cilia. Nature 418:37-38 (2002)
  • J.McGrath, S.Somlo, S.Makova, X.Tian and M.Brueckner. Two populations of node monocilia initiate left-right asymmetry in the mouse. Cell 114:61-73 (2003)
  • M.Brueckner. Heterotaxia, congenital heart disease, and primary ciliary dyskinesia. Circulation 115:2793-5 (2007)



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