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College of Veterinary Medicine

Nora Springer

 Nora SpringerAssistant Professor

BS Biology Marietta College
DVM Kansas State University,
Companion Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Residency Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
PhD, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Phone: (785) 532-4818
Email: nlspring@vet.k-state.edu

Teaching

I am the coordinator of the veterinary clinical pathology residency program.  I am committed to training the  next generation of academic veterinary pathologists and research scientists.

Research

I study the tumor microenvironment, particularly how interactions between extracellular matrix and tumor or inflammatory/immune cells guide cancer development and progression.  I am especially interested in the link between obesity and cancer, specifically how structural changes of extracellular matrix that occur in obese adipose tissue predispose individuals to cancer development.     

 

Selected publications

1. Springer N, Fischbach C. Biomaterials approaches to modeling macrophage-extracellular matrix interactions in the tumor microenvironment. Curr Opin Biotech, 2016;40:16-23.

2. Priest HL, Hume K, Killick A, Kozicki A, Rizzo V, Seelig D, Snyder L, Springer N, Wright Z, Robat C. The use, publication and future directions of immunocytochemistry in veterinarymedicine: a consensus of the Oncology-Pathology Working Group. Vet Comp Oncol, 2016 doi:10.1111/vco.12228

3. Springer N, Smith E, Brooks MB, Stokol T. Flow cytometric detection of circulating platelet-derived microparticles in healthy adult horses. Am J Vet Res 2014;75(10):879-885.

4. Gumber S, Springer N, Wakamatsu N. Uterine endometrial polyp with severe hemorrhage and cystic endometrial hyperplasia-pyometra complex in a dog. J Vet Diagn Invest 2010;22:455-458. 5. Springer N, Lindbloom-Hawley S, Schermerhorn T. Tissue expression of ketohexokinase in cats. Res Vet Sci 2009;87(1):115-7.

5. Springer N, Lindbloom-Hawley S, Schermerhorn T. Tissue expression of ketohexokinase in cats. Res Vet Sci 2009;87(1):115-7.