Positions

Overview

  • Christianne Strang is a board-certified art therapist with 25 years of clinical art therapy experience. She earned her MA in Art Therapy from Vermont College of Norwich University in 1987, and has served as treasurer for the American Art Therapy Association and for the Art Therapy Credentials Board. She served as the President-Elect of the American Art Therapy Association from July 2015-November 2017, and as President of the American Art Therapy Association through October 2019.

    Dr. Strang received her PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2004, followed by a position as a Research Associate in the lab of Dr. Kent Keyser. She served on the faculty of the Department of Vision Sciences at UAB from 2011-2015, and joined the faculty of the Department of Psychology in 2015.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Practical Applications of Neuroscience-Informed Art Therapy 2019
    2019 Somatic Gene Editing of GUCY2D by AAV-CRISPR/Cas9 Alters Retinal Structure and Function in Mouse and Macaque 2019
    2018 Immunotoxin-induced ablation of the intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells in rhesus monkeys 2018
    2018 Effects of tDCS-like electrical stimulation on retinal ganglion cells 2018
    2017 Retinal changes in the Tg-SwDI mouse model of Alzheimer's disease 2017
    2016 Unfolded protein response-induced dysregulation of calcium homeostasis promotes retinal degeneration in rat models of autosomal dominant retinitis pigmentosa 2016
    2016 Novel methodology for creating macaque retinas with sortable photoreceptors and ganglion cells 2016
    2015 Nicotinic and muscarinic acetylcholine receptors shape ganglion cell response properties 2015
    2014 Acetylcholine receptors in the retinas of the α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor knockout mouse 2014
    2014 Central projections of intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells in the macaque monkey 2014
    2014 Central projections of intrinsically photosensitive retinal ganglion cells in the macaque monkey 2014
    2011 Two-photon excited autofluorescence imaging of freshly isolated frog retinas 2011
    2010 Parallel optical monitoring of visual signal propagation from the photoreceptors to the inner retina layers 2010
    2010 Muscarinic acetylcholine receptor localization and activation effects on ganglion response properties 2010
    2009 Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor subunits in rhesus monkey retina 2009
    2008 Role of acetylcholine in nitric oxide production in the salamander retina 2008
    2007 Selective modulation of scleral proteoglycan mRNA levels during minus lens compensation and recovery 2007
    2007 Nicotinic acetylcholine receptor expression by directionally selective ganglion cells 2007
    2007 Strychnine, but not PMBA, inhibits neuronal nicotinic acetylcholine receptors expressed by rabbit retinal ganglion cells 2007
    2007 Expression of alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors by bipolar, amacrine, and ganglion cells of the rabbit retina 2007
    2005 Rabbit retinal ganglion cells express functional α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors 2005
    2005 Directionally selective ganglion cells in rabbit retina express functional A7 nAChRs 2005
    2005 Low-dose strychnine and its effects on alpha 7 nicotinic receptor function 2005
    2003 Rabbit retinal ganglion cell responses to nicotine can be mediated by β2-containing nicotinic acetylcholine receptors 2003
    2003 Activation of the cGMP/nitric oxide signal transduction system by nicotine in the retina 2003

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2016 The role of acetylcholine and its receptors in retinal processing.  153-159. 2016
    2010 Optical imaging of cancer: Enhancing detection and resection.  3-24. 2010
    2010 The role of acetylcholine and its receptors in retinal processing.  153-159. 2010
    2010 The role of acetylcholine and its receptors in retinal processing.  153-159. 2010

    Research Overview

  • Strang’s primary research interests are the study of vision and visual processing in health and disease and in the the neuroscience of art therapy and art making.
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    Teaching Overview

  • She is actively involved in teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and is course director for the UAB graduate introductory neurobiology course held at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. She received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in March of 2015.
  • Teaching Activities

  • PY420 - Special Topics (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • GBS730 - Intro to Neurobio (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • PY420 - Special Topics (Summer Term 2020) 2020
  • PY253 - Brain Mind and Behavior (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • PY253 - Brain Mind and Behavior (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • PY426 - Creative Arts Therapies (Spring Term 2020) 2020
  • PY253 - Brain Mind and Behavior (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PY253 - Brain Mind and Behavior (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PY453 - Adv Behavioral Neuroscience (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PY653 - Foundations Behav Neuroscience (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • PY792 - Introduction to Neurobiology (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • PY792 - Introduction to Neurobiology (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • GBS730 - Intro to Neurobio (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • PY420 - Special Topics (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PY426 - Creative Arts Therapies (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • PY420 - Special Topics (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PY453 - Adv Behavioral Neuroscience (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PY653 - Foundations Behav Neuroscience (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PY753 - Foundations Behav Neuroscience (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • PY791 - Special Topics (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • PY791 - Special Topics (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • GBS730 - Intro to Neurobio (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • GBS730 - Intro to Neurobio (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • PY426 - Creative Arts Therapies (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • PY457 - Neural Measurement Lab (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • GBS730 - Intro to Neurobio (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PY353 - Behavioral Neuroscience (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PY353L - Behavioral Neuroscience Lab (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • PY791 - Special Topics (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • PY420 - Special Topics (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • GBS730 - Intro to Neurobio (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PY353 - Behavioral Neuroscience (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • PY791 - Special Topics (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • GBS714 - Developmental Neurosci (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PY420 - Special Topics (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • PY791 - Special Topics (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • GBS730 - Intro to Neurobio (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • PY353 - Behavioral Neuroscience (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • VIS729 - Intro to Neurobio/Marine Bio (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • GBS714 - Developmental Neurosci (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PY101 - Intro to Psychology (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • PY420 - Special Topics (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • VS212 - Visual Development (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • GBS730 - Intro to Neurobio (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • VIS429 - Intro to Neurobiology (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • VIS729 - Intro to Neurobio/Marine Bio (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • GBS714 - Developmental Neurosci (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • PY353 - Behavioral Neuroscience (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • VIS729 - Intro to Neurobio/Marine Bio (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • GBS714 - Developmental Neurosci (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • PY353 - Behavioral Neuroscience (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • VIS729 - Intro to Neurobio/Marine Bio (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • VIS729 - Intro to Neurobio/Marine Bio (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • PY353 - Behavioral Neuroscience (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2004
  • Full Name

  • Christianne Strang