Dr. Krys Strand

Associate Professor, Biology; Program Director, Neuroscience; Director of National Fellowships and Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Biology, Neuroscience

Faculty Mentor, Mayo Innovation Scholars Program

Faculty Mentor, New Afrique Centre for Innovation and Leadership Program

Advisor, Concordia Neuroscience Society, Nu Rho Psi, E.A.C.H.

Research Interests:  Behavioral and Molecular Mechanisms of Autoimmunity; Integrated Science Curriculum Design; Interdisciplinary Approaches to Innovation

 

Publications

Papers & Lectures

Krystle Strand and Elizabeth Jansen. Novel Transdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Provides a Developmental Pathway. CUR Quarterly.  2013. 34(1) 7-11.

Balabanov R, Strand K, Kemper A, Lee JY, Popko B. Suppressor of cytokine signaling 1 expression protects oligodendroctyes from the deleterious effects of interferon-gamma. J Neurosci. 2006 May 10; 26(19):5143-52.

Balabanov R, Strand K, Goswami R, McMahon E, Begolka W, Miller SD, Popko B. Interferon-gamma-oligodendrocyte interactions in the regulation of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. J Neurosci. 2007 Feb 21; 27(8):2013-24

Conferences & Presentations

Strand, K. Mentoring a Multi-Disciplinary, Multi-Cultural Approach to Innovation:  Prototype Development and Commercialization Strategy  for a Novel Heart Monitoring Device. Poster Presentation at the CUR Pre-ISSOTL Conference. Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014.

Lacey Shiue, Charissa Quinlan, Andrea Franz, Krys Strand. Relationship of Serum Complement Component C3 with  Autoimmunity-Associated Behaviour in the MRL-lpr Model. Poster Presentation at the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. 2014.

Lacey Shiue, Charissa Quinlan, Elizabeth Quincer, Susan Larson, John Reber and Krys Strand. Time Course Analysis of Behavioural Heterogeneity in MRL/MpJ Lupus-Prone and Control Mice. Poster Presentation at the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada. 2014.

Strand, K. Curriculum Reform:Improving Skills and Confidence in Mathematics for Life Science Students and Closing the Loop by Providing Life Science Applications for Mathematics Students. Presentation at the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Conference. Raleigh, North Carolina. 2013. 

Strand, K. Development and Four Years of Implementation of an  Undergraduate Research Seminar Course at a  Four-Year Liberal Arts College in Minnesota. Poster Presentation at the CUR Pre-ISSOTL Symposium, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. 2012.

Contact

Dr. Krys Strand

Associate Professor, Biology; Program Director, Neuroscience; Director of National Fellowships and Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity ISC – 130