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Kristen Brennand, PhD Email Kristen Brennand

    • Positions
    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Neuroscience
    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences
    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
    • Language
    • English
Kristen Brennand is a stem cell biologist working to bridge the fields of developmental neuroscience and psychiatry. A major focus of her work is developing in vitro models for schizophrenia in order to identify novel insights into the molecular and cellular phenotypes of mental illness.

Research Topics

Gene Expressions, Human Genetics and Genetic Disorders, Migration, Schizophrenia, Stem Cells, Synaptogenesis

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Clinical Research Education Program [CLR], Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cells [DRS], Genetics and Genomic Sciences [GGS], Neuroscience [NEU]


BSc, University of Calgary

PhD, Harvard University

, Salk Institute for Biological Sciences