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Heather R. Shive , DVM, PhD, DACVP
Assistant Professor

The Ohio State University
454 Veterinary Medicine Academic Building
1900 Coffey Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210


Professional Training and Experience

  • Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University
  • Staff Scientist, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health
  • PhD, University of Maryland
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Anatomic Pathology)
  • Anatomic Pathology Resident, Texas A&M University
  • DVM, North Carolina State University
  • BS, Biology, University of Arizona

Research Interests

  • Zebrafish as a model for comparative cancer research
  • BRCA2- and TP53-associated carcinogenesis
  • Genetic and genomic profiling of zebrafish cancers
  • Microenvironmental contributors to cancer initiation and progression
  • Cancer cell/non-cancer cell interactions

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Alumnus – Early Career Award, University of Maryland, 2014
  • National Institutes of Health 2011 Fellows Award for Research Excellence, 2010

Professional Activities

  • Member, American College of Veterinary Pathologists
  • Member, Zebrafish Disease Models Society
  • Member, American Veterinary Medical Association