Department of Comparative Medicine

Lauren Neidig

Senior Staff Veterinarian and Acting Instructor

DVM, Western University of Health Sciences, 2015
MS, University of Washington, 2018
P: 206-897-1554
E: lneidig@uw.edu

Research, Service, and Training Interests

Dr. Neidig completed her residency training in the Department of Comparative Medicine in 2018. During this time, she earned her master’s degree investigating the role of Stem Cell Antigen-1 positive cells in the heart and their role in myocardial infarction in mice. Following her interest in cardiac disease, Dr. Neidig now specializes in clinical management and large animal surgical models of myocardial infarct and related therapies. She is also co-primary investigator on a protocol for cardiovascular procedural training in swine for pre-clinical devices and therapies.  In addition to collaborative research, Dr. Neidig is a senior clinical veterinarian who mentors veterinary residents on cases during their clinical rotations.

Selected Publications

Evidence for minimal cardiogenic potential of Sca-1 positive cells in the adult mouse heart. Neidig LE and Weinberger F et al. Circulation. 2018 Dec 18;138(25): 2960-2962.

Clinical Management and Pathologic Findings in Immunosuppressed Yucatan Swine. Neidig LE, Brune JE, Sanders JE, Treuting PM. Oral Presentation. American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Annual Meeting. Oct 2018

Neonatal Mortality associated with Canine Herpes Infection. Neidig LE, Snyder J, Klug JJ, Centini R, Delaney MA, Mack D, Klaiman J, Childers MK. Oral Presentation. American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Annual Meeting. Oct 2017

Pauci-immune glomerulonephritis in a captive chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes), and a review of spontaneous cases in animals. Neidig, LE, Owston MA, Ball E, Dick Jr. EJ.  Journal of Medical Primatology. 2016 Dec;45(6): 336-341.

Prolonged Therapeutic Levels of Sustained Release Buprenorphine with Repeat Dosing in Rats. Neidig LE, Haenisch M, Meeker SM, Martinson AM, Murry C, Brabb TL. Poster Presentation. American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Annual Meeting. Oct 2016.

Increased Mitotic Rate Coincident with Transient Telomere Lengthening Resulting from Pim-1 Overexpression in Cardiac Progenitor Cells. Cottage CT, Neidig L, Sundararaman B, Din S, Joyo, AY, Bailey B, Gude N, Hariharan N and Sussman MA.  Stem Cells. 2012 Nov;30: 2512–2522.

Shelterin Complex Influenced by Pim-1 Preserves Telomeres in Cardiac Progenitor Cells. Cottage CT, Sundararaman B, Neidig L, Sussman MA. Circulation. 2010; 122: A17434.