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Rachel N. Andrews, DVM

Andrews, Rachel

Fourth Year PhD Candidate, 2016-2017

Year Matriculated: 2014

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Education:   Bachelor's of Science: Animal Sciences, University of Illinois: Champaign-Urbana, 2010
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin: Madison, 2014

Advisor: Mark Cline, DVM, PhD

Research Interests:
Normal tissue radiation injury, radiation induced brain injury, cerebral vasculature, neuropathology, brain aging


Travel Award, Scholar in Training, 61st Annual Meeting of the Radiation Research Society

Mike & Lucy Robbins Graduate Scholarship Fund Award Winner 
Award Overview:

The Lucy Robbins Fellowship Award was established in the spring of 2005 in memory of Lucy Robbins, the late wife of WFUHS faculty member Dr. Mike Robbins.  In 2014 the award was renamed the Mike and Lucy Robbins Graduate Scholarship Fund.  The award will be given annually to a graduate student conducting cancer-related research and will be based on academic ability, including outstanding academic and research expertise, demonstrated leadership, outstanding interpersonal skills and a commitment to the ideals of excellence in academic research. The recipient of the Mike and Lucy Robbins Graduate Scholarship Fund award will be selected by a committee of graduate faculty. For 2016-2017, the award will consist of a monetary award and a certificate of recognition.


Andrews RN, Hanbury DH, Peiffer AM, Dugan G, Cline JM. Single dose total body irradiation (TBI) results in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) detectable brain lesions in non-human primates. Poster session, presented at: 61st Annual Meeting of the Radiation Research Society; 2015; Weston, FL. 

Andrews RN, Cline JM. Late-delayed Radiation Induced Cerebrovascular Injury. Speaker, presented at: 1st Annual Comparative Medicine Research Day; 2015; Winston-Salem, NC.

Andrews RN. Corticomedullary tubular hypoplasia in an African green monkey. Speaker: National Primate Research Center Virtual Slide Conference; 2015; Online.

Andrews RN, Cline JM. Standardization of the assessment of neuropathology associated with Alzheimer’s type change in the non-human primate. Speaker: Wake Forest University Investigational Pathology Grand Rounds; 2014; Winston-Salem, NC.


Andrews RN, Metheny-Barlow LJ, Peiffer AM, Hanbury DB, Tooze JA, Bourland JD, Hampson RE, SA Deadwyler, Cline JM. Cerebrovascular remodeling and neuroinflammation assosciated with late-delayed radiation induced brain injury in non-human primates. Radiat Res. 2017 May;187(5):599-611. doi: 10.1667/RR14616.1. Epub 2017 Mar 6. PMID: 28398880

Hanbury DB, Peiffer AM, Dugan G, Andrews RN, Cline JM. Long-term Cognitive Functioning Single-Dose, Total-Body Gamma-Irradiated Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta). Under review, Rad. Res 2016.

DeBo RJ, Michalson KT, Lees CJ, Dugan GO, Hanbury DB, Caudell DL, Andrews RN, Vujaskovic Z, Batinic-Haberle I, Bourland JD, Cline JM, Register TC. SOD mimetic (MnTnHex-2-PyP5+) alters cardiovascular gene expression profiles in the absence of phenotypic improvement in  NHPs following 10Gy irradiation to the thorax. In preparation, 2016.    

Hutchison AR, Balamayooran G, Andrews RN, Atkins HM, Michalson KT, LeGrande A, Wilson QN, Gee M, Aycock ST, Jorgensen MJ, Young RW, Kock ND, Caudell DL. Epizootic Yersinia enterocolitica in Captive African Green Monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops sabaeus). In preparation, 2016. 

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