Kristen Brennand, PhD

Kristen Brennand, PhD

Professor at Yale University

2013 NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Investigator Alumna

PhD, Harvard University

Postdoctoral Training, Salk Institute for Biological Studies


Dr. Brennand is a Professor at the Yale School of Medicine where her research focuses on schizophrenia, a debilitating psychiatric disorder with no cure. She works with human stem cell-based models to study predisposition to neuropsychiatric diseases, applying innovative strategies including CRISPR gene editing to systematically test the impact of causal disease variants in human cells. She completed her postdoctoral research at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.