Kristen Brennand

Kristen Brennand, PhD

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Neuroscience
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Genetics and Genomic Sciences

Research Topics:

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

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.

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Development, Regeneration, and Stem Cells [DRS], Genetics and Data Science [GDS], Neuroscience [NEU]


BSc, University of Calgary

PhD, Harvard University

Salk Institute for Biological Sciences