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Nicholas Robinson - BVSc (Hons), PhD, MACVSc,DACVP

Nicholas Robinson, BVSc (Hons), PhD, MACVSc, DACVP, Associate Professor, is the Interim Department Chair and Head, Section of Pathology (Department of Biomedical Sciences) and is certified by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists in anatomic pathology. He has particular interest in cardiovascular pathology and spent five years working at the University of Minnesota Medical School in the Department of Surgery, investigating cardiovascular medical devices. In addition, Dr. Robinson coauthored two textbook chapters, one in cardiovascular pathology in Pathology of Domestic Animals and a second in Medical Devices in the Handbook of Cardiac Anatomy, Physiology and Devices.

Dr. Robinson has been involved in the scholarship of teaching and learning with particular focus on the application of novel techniques and approaches to teaching veterinary pathology. He is currently the chair of the Training Program Committee of the ACVP and works with them on certifying examinations and residency programs.

The major aim of Dr. Robinson’s research effort at Cummings School is to be a strong collaborator and to provide pathology expertise, as well as acting as a bridge between academia and corporate entities.


  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (DVM equivalent) – University of Queensland, Australia, 2001
  • PhD – Monash University, Australia, 2009

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Anatomic Pathology)
  • Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (Anatomic and Clinical Pathology)

Souslian L, Bianco R, Lahti M, Zhang L, Robinson N. Carpentier-Edwards bioprosthetic heart valve as a valid control in the ovine model. Journal of European Pharmacology, Jul 2015;759: 192-9

Garofalo S, Watson C, Carney JP, Lahti M, Bianco R, Robinson N. Cases of Sudden Death in a Sheep Model Implanted with an Aortic Bioprosthesis. 2014. J Vet Sci Med. Aug; 2(2): 4

Robinson NA, Manivel JC, Olson EJ. Ovarian mixed germ cell tumor with yolk sac and teratomatous components in a dog. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2014 May;25(3):447-52.

Graham ML, Mutch LA, Kittredge JA, Rieke EF, Robinson NA, Zolondek EK, Faig AW, DuFour TA, Munson JW, Schuurman HJ. Management of adverse side effects after chemotherapy in macaques as exemplified by streptozotocin: case studies and recommendations. Lab Anim. 2012 Jul;46(3):178-92.

Stromberg BE, Gasbarre LC, Waite A, Bechtol DT, Brown MS, Robinson NA, Olson EJ, Newcomb H. Cooperia punctata: Effect on cattle productivity? Vet Parasitol. 2012 183, 284-291

Lees MS, Robinson NA, Ingham AB, Kotze AC, Piedrafita DM. Dual oxidase 2 and glutathione peroxidase gene expression are elevated in hyperimmunized sheep challenged with Haemonchus contortus. Vet Parasitol. 2011 Jun;179(1-3):113-22.

Robinson NA, Pleasance J, Piedrafita D, Meeusen E N, The kinetics of local cytokine and galectin expression after challenge infection with the gastrointestinal nematode, Haemonchus contortus. Int J Parasitol. 2011 Apr;41(5):487-93.

Armien AG, Shuxian H, Little M.R, Robinson NA, Lokensgard JR, Low WC, and Cheeran M.C, Chronic Cortical and Subcortical Pathology with Associated Neurological Deficits ensuing Experimental Herpes Encephalitis. Brain Pathol. 2010 Jul;20(4):738-50

Robinson NA, Armien AGA Tubular aortic hypoplasia and right atrioventricular dysplasia in a Bulldog. J Vet Diagn Invest. 2010 Jul;22(4):667-70

Robinson NA, Piedrafita D, Snibson K, Harrison P and Meeusen E.N, Immune cell kinetics in the ovine abomasal mucosa following hyperimmunisation and challenge with Haemonchus contortus. Int J Parasitol. 2009 Dec;39(14):1589-94

Kemp JM, Robinson NA, Meeusen ENT, Piedrafita D Cells and mediators in abomasal tissues mediating rapid rejection of Haemonchus contortus larvae in immune sheep. Int J Parasitol 2009 39 1589–1594

Robinson NA and Meeusen ENT Postgraduate degrees: increase in opportunities for veterinarians in the 21st century. Aust Vet J 2008, 86(9) N11

General Research Interests

  • Endocrine pathophysiology
  • Cardiology (cardiovascular pathology)
  • Cardiovascular histology
  • Pathology rotation

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Diagnostic Pathology
  • Cardiovascular Pathology
  • Research/Medical Device/Regulatory Pathology