Leni K. Kaplan, DVM, MS

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Department of Clinical Sciences

Senior Lecturer, Section of Community Practice Service

Department of Clinical Sciences
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
930 Campus Road, Box 33
Ithaca, NY 14853

Email: lkm32@cornell.edu

Research/Clinical Interest

Education and Training

  • 2000     Colorado State University, DVM
  • 1996     University of New Haven, MS in Forensic Science
  • 1991     Cornell University, BS in Animal Science



  • Turner B.C., Zhang J., Gumbs A.A., Maher M.G., Kaplan L., Carter D., Glazer P.M., Hurst H.C., Haffty B.G., Williams T. Expression of AP-2 Transcription Factors in Human Breast Cancer Correlates with the Regulation of Multiple Growth Factor Signaling Pathways. Cancer Research. 58(23): 5466 – 5472, 1998 Dec.
  • Turner, B.C., Baserga, R., Glazer, P.M., Haffty, B.G., Narayanan, L., Yuan, J., Havre, P.A., Gumbs, A.A., Kaplan, L., Burgaud, J.L., Carter, D. Insulin-like growth factor-I receptor overexpression mediates cellular radioresistance and local breast cancer recurrence after lumpectomy and radiation. Cancer Research. 57(15): 3079 – 3083, 1997 Aug.
  • Mahadeo D., Kaplan L., Chao M.V., Hempstead B.L. High affinity nerve growth factor binding displays a faster rate of association than p140trk binding. Implications for multi-subunit polypeptide receptors. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 269(9): 6884 – 6891, 1994 Mar.
  • Hempstead B.L., Rabin S.J., Kaplan L., Reid S., Parada L.F., Kaplant D.R. Overexpression of the trk tyrosine kinase rapidly accelerates nerve growth factor-induced differentiation. Neuron. 9(5): 883 – 896, 1992 Nov.

Awards and Honors

  • 2016     Phi Zeta National Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine

  • 1999     Dr. Timothy Dwayne Muhr Memorial Scholarship Award

  • 1998     Jorgensen Laboratories Scholarship Award

Professional/Academic Affiliations

  • American Association of Feline Practitioners

  • American Veterinary Medical Association

  • Genesee Valley Veterinary Medical Association (Past President)

  • New York State Veterinary Medical Association

  • Southern Tier Veterinary Medical Association (Past President)

  • Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (Past Member)