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Katherine E. Nolan, D.V.M.



About Me

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Comparative Medicine (SMD)


Post-doctoral Training & Residency

Laboratory Animal Resident at The Ohio State University,
Office of Research, University Laboratory Animal Resources (ULAR)

•ACLAM-recognized residency training program combined with Master's degree in Comparative and Veterinary Medicine
•Provide clinical care to a wide variety of laboratory species including mice, rats, guinea pigs,hamsters, cotton rats, rabbits, canines, ferrets, pigs, zebrafish, opossums, ponies, owl monkeys and livestock under the supervision of ACLAM-boarded veterinarians
•Train investigators to perform basic handling, techniques and tissue collection in rodents as well as surgical procedures including orthotopic lung tumor implantation, cecal ligation puncture,intracarotid injections, ovariectomy and castration in mice
• Perform rodent colony health management via live sentinel and exhaust plenum testing, environmental testing, surveillance and treatment of C. bovis and importation coordination
•Provide anesthesia and surgical support to the experimental surgery core for large animal models including dogs, pigs and rabbits
•Participate in regulatory oversight through semi-annual IACUC inspections, protocol review, monthly IACUC meetings, USDA inspections and AAALAC site visits
• Mentor veterinary student on summer research project entitled "Comparison of Facial Vein (FV) and Submental (SM) Blood Collection Success" to validate SM as an effective blood collection technique to implement for research staff
•Provide training and support for the Welfare and Wellness ASLAP Group canine enrichment program 2017 - 2020


Master of Science | The Ohio State University. Comparative and Veterinary Medicine. 2020

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine | Purdue University. Veterinary Medicine. 2017

Bachelor of Science | College of William and Mary. Biology. 2013


National AALAS Resident Laboratory Investigations Platform, Second Place. 2020

Salsbury Scholarship. 2016 - 2017

SVM Class of 1968 Scholarship. 2015 - 2016


Journal Articles

Metabolic shifts modulate lung injury caused by infection with H1N1 influenza A virus.

Nolan KE, Baer LA, Karekar P, Nelson AM, Stanford KI, Doolittle LM, Rosas LE, Hickman-Davis JM, Singh H, Davis IC

Virology.. 2021 July 559 :111-119. Epub 04/06/2021.

Evaluation of the Sterility of Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil for Use During Rodent Surgery.

Nolan KE, Bidot WA, Perret-Gentil MI, Malbrue RA

Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science : JAALAS.. 2021 January 160 (1):85-90. Epub 11/23/2020.

When It Comes to Mouse Blood Collection for Inexperienced Users Chin Up, Don't Get Cheeky

Tu, D.; Nolan, K.; Pavan, A.; Stewart, J.; Freed, C.

Laboratory Animal Science Professional. 2021; : 50-52.

Refined Method for Repeat Orotracheal Intubation in Mice.

Nelson, A.; Nolan, K.; Davis, I.

Journal of Visual Experiments. 2020; .

Oropharyngeal morphology related to filtration mechanisms in suspension-feeding American shad (Clupeidae)

Storm, T.; Nolan, K.; Roberts.; Sanderson, SL.

Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A. 2020; 333: 493-510.