Karen Myhr

Karen Myhr

Assistant Professor (Research)

313-577-1504

kmyhr[at]wayne.edu

2113 Biological Sciences

Karen Myhr

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Biology Education
  • Cellular Neurophysiology

Education

  • Ph.D., Neuroscience, University of Michigan, 1997
  • B.S., Biology, University of Michigan, 1990

Awards and grants

  • NSF Grant 1524878 (Co-PI); WSU - Student Success Through Evidence-based Pedagogies (WSU-SSTEP); $2,905,143 (2015-2020)

  • NSF Grant 1347576 (Co-PI); WIDER Planning Grant: Evaluation of WSU Use of Evidence-Based Methods in STEM Instruction; $249,995 (2013-2015)

Selected publications

Chen, X., Kirn-Safran, C. B., van der Meulen, T., Myhr, K. L., Savitzky, A. H., & Fleegal-DeMotta, M. A. (2021). Physiology labs during a pandemic: What did we learn?. Advances in physiology education, 45(4), 803-809.

Currently teaching

  • BIO 2550, Cell Biology Fundamentals for Neuroscience, Winter 2022
  • BIO 3200, Human Physiology, Winter 2022
  • BIO 4990/6890, Introduction to Research Practice, Winter 2022
  • RSE 2010, STEM Learning Assistant Pedagogy, Winter 2022

Courses taught

BIO 2550, Cell Biology Fundmentals for Neuroscience, Winter 2021

BIO 3200, Human Physiology, Winter 2021

BIO 1050, Introduction to Life, Fall 2021

BIO 4120, Comparative Physiology, Fall 2021

BIO 4990/6890, Introduction to Research Practice, Fall 2021

RSE 2021, STEM Learning Assistant Pedagogy, 2021

Other qualifications directly relevant to courses taught

National Academies Biology Education Mentor

PKAL Summer Leadership Institute

BEN Scholar

National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences