Nora Springer

email:  nls67[at]

Obesity is a known risk factor for the development of hormone-receptor positive breast cancer in postmenopausal women.  Additionally, obesity is considered to be a chronic subclinical inflammatory state.  I am interested in the role of chronic in-breast inflammation in the development of breast cancer.  Particularly, I am investigating how physical properties of the microenvironment in the lean and obese state influence macrophage function and macrophage interactions with other cell types such as adipocytes and tumor cells.

I earned my doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) degree from Kansas State University.  Prior to joining the Fischbach Laboratory, I completed a companion animal medicine and surgery internship at Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and a clinical pathology residency at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.  In my free time I enjoy being a volunteer dog walker at Tompkins County SPCA and a foster home for Pointer Rescue Organization.

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