Kara Corps

DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVP(Anatomic Pathology)

Co-Director and Comparative Pathologist, Comparative Pathology & Mouse Phenotyping Shared Resource; Assistant Professor


corps.2@osu.edu (614) 292-4261 Veterinary Medicine Academic Building
1900 Coffey Road
Columbus, OH 43210
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Veterinary Biosciences

Professional Training and experience

  • PhD, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, North Carolina State University, July 2018
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Anatomic), 2014
  • Comparative Molecular Pathology Fellow, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2012-2018
  • Anatomic Pathology Residency, North Carolina State University, 2010-2012
  • DVM, Michigan State University, 2010
  • MS, Comparative Medicine and Integrative Biology, Michigan State University, 2009
  • BS, Zoology, Michigan State University, 2005

Research Interests

  • Comparative pathology and mouse models of human disease
  • Laboratory Animal Translational Models, Humanized Mice, preclinical efficacy and toxicology pathology
  • Canine patients as naturally-occurring preclinical models of human disease
  • Neuropathology, Neuro-oncology, Sterile CNS Injuries, Neuroimmunology
  • Quantitative Digital Pathology
  • Nasal Pathology
  • Musculoskeletal Pathology


Selected Publications

  • Corps KN, Roth TL, McGavern DB. Inflammation and neuroprotection in traumatic brain injury. 2015 JAMA Neurol 72(3): 355-362. Doi: 10.1001/jamaneurol.2014.3558; PMID: 25599342.
  • Corps KN, Islam Z, Pestka JJ, Harkema JR. Neurotoxic, inflammatory, and mucosecretory responses in the nasal airways of mice exposed to the macrocyclic trichothecene mycotoxin roridin A: dose-response and persistence of injury. 2010 Toxicol Pathol 38(3): 429-451.
    Doi: 10.1177/0192623310364026; PMID: 20430879.
  • Koehler JW, Miller AD, Miller CR, Porter B, Aldape K, Beck J, Brat D, Cornax I, Corps K, Frank C, Giannini C, Horbinski C, Huse JT, O’Sullivan G, Rissi DR, Simpson RM, Woolard K, Shih J, Mazcko C, Gilbert MR, LeBlanc AK. A revised diagnostic classification of canine glioma: towards validation of the canine glioma patient as a naturally occurring preclinical model for human glioma. Accepted, Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology, August 2018.
  • LeBlanc AK, Mazcko C, Brown DE, Koehler JW, Miller AD, Miller CR, Bentley RT, Packer RA, Breen M, Boudreau CE, Levine JM, Simpson RM, Halsey C, Kisseberth W, Rossmeisl JH Jr, Dickinson PJ, Fan TM, Corps K, Aldape K, Puduvalli V, Pluhar GE, Gilbert MR. Creation of an NCI comparative brain tumor consortium: informing the translation of a new knowledge from canine to human brain tumor patients. 2016 Neuro Oncol 18(9): 1209-1218. Doi: 10.1093/neuonc/now051; PMID: 27179361.
  • Webster JD, Michalowski AM, Dwyer JE, Corps KN, Wei BR, Juopperi T, Hoover SB, Simpson RM. Investigation into diagnostic agreement using automated computer-assisted histopathology pattern recognition image analysis. 2012 J Pathol Inform Epub April 18, 2012.
    Doi: 10.4103/2153-3539.95130; PMID: 22616030.
  • Nayak D, Zinselmeyer BH, Corps KN, McGavern DB. In vivo dynamics of innate immune sentinels in the CNS. 2012 Intravital 1(2): 95-106. Doi: 10.4161/intv.22823; PMID: 24078900.
  • Buss DD, Atchison ML, Corps KN, Falkowski LB, Fox JG, Hendricks JC, Mexas AM, Rosol TJ, Stromberg BE. Veterinarians in biomedical research: building national capacity. 2009 J Vet Med Educ 36(1): 62-69. Doi: 10.3138/jvme.36.1.62; PMID: 19435991.