Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

Photo of Karalyn McRaeKaralyn McRae, Ph.D.

Educational Development Fellow

Contact Information:

Phone: 613 533-6000 ext. 78689
Email: km188@queensu.ca


Karalyn recently completed her doctoral training in Anatomy and Cell Biology in the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences at Queen’s University. Her doctoral research focused on potential therapeutics for preeclampsia, a complication of pregnancy. Karalyn has been an active member at the CTL for the last two academic years, as part of the Educational Development Associate (EDA) program, and now joins the Centre as an Educational Development Fellow. Karalyn has experience as a teaching assistant and teaching fellow in the health science field, as well as experience in syllabus and tutorial design, classroom observations, and individual graduate student and post-doc teaching consultations.

In her new role as an Educational Development Fellow at the CTL, Karalyn’s work will be focused on working in, and researching, active learning strategies and classrooms, as well as supporting the Centre’s research initiatives across campus. Karalyn also has a keen interest in how teaching and learning strategies from disciplines across campus may be beneficial in lab-based teaching and learning environments.

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  • Ph.D. (Anatomy and Cell Biology), Queen’s University
  • M.Sc. (Anatomical Sciences), Queen’s University
  • B.Sc. (Honours Biochemistry), University of Ottawa

Research Interests:

Areas of research interest include active learning and the use of active learning spaces, inquiry and peer teaching in laboratory environments, and enhancement of graduate student teaching development through mentorship opportunities.

Past Research:

McRae, KE., Pudwell J., Peterson, N., & Smith, GN.  Inhaled Carbon Monoxide Increases Vasodilation in the Microvascular Circulation. Microvascular Research, (In preparation, September 2018)

McRae, KE., Dickson, MA., Peterson, N., & Smith, GN.  CORM-A1 Increases Carbon Monoxide in Pregnant Mice. Pregnancy Hypertension, (In press October 2018, pg 97-104)

McRae, K. E., & Smith, G. N. (2017) Using Carbon Monoxide Releasing Molecules in Models of Preeclampsia: When Should We Be Monitoring Vascular Effects?. American Journal of Hypertension, 30(10), e10-e10.

McRae, KE., Davies, GAL., Easteal, RA., & Smith, GN. Creation of plastinated placentas as a novel teaching resource for medical education in obstetrics and gynaecology. Placenta, 36.9 (2015) 1045-1051